Solution Architecture

 

Investing in technology change is essential for organisations to achieve goals and meet customer needs. At the same time technology change can be a complex, high risk and costly.

Solution architecture involves a range of activities to help make technology change and implementation successful, including understanding needs, providing technical leadership, implementing the right solutions and addressing non-functional requirements.

Our solution architecture approach

Our solution architecture approach is broad, and changes for different situations, but often will involve these types of activities.

Solution architecture activity Description

Understand business needs and concerns

We focus on understanding your needs and concerns to make the right technical decisions when undertaking IT initiatives.

Provide technical leadership

Our approach provides technical leadership for projects to identify and design the right solution to meet business and project objectives. This may include, but is not limited to, deciding:

  • Whether to build or buy
  • What technology platforms to use
  • How the IT solution will scale
  • How to integrate with other systems
  • What development approach is suitable.

Implement the right IT systems

To ensure that you get the right results, we align IT systems with strategic plans, adhering to enterprise architecture standards, and supporting projects through governance processes and review boards.

Address non-functional requirements

We actively engage in understanding and addressing non-functional requirements such as usability, reliability, performance and supportability, as these are critical to the success of delivering IT projects.

The types of work we do

We work with you to make the right technology decisions on your projects and to grow your people to become architectural leaders.

Our people combine a broad understanding of information technology and solution delivery with a deep technical knowledge to help you make better, informed technical decisions.

We can help you to:

  • Assess the capability of your architecture team
  • Identify and implement suitable architecture practices and frameworks
  • Identify the right IT solution for your business and provide technical oversight to your delivery team
  • Lead solution architecture activities for a team or project
  • Work with your technology teams and vendors as your trusted technical advisor
  • Assure that your technology decisions are robust and that architectural standards are adhered to
  • Resource solution architecture roles on your projects
  • Grow the capability of your architecture team members through training and mentoring.