Digital Architecture

Digital architecture is the ‘glue’ describing how the business and solution elements fit together. It provides a blueprint and primary reference of the envisaged future state.

Digital architecture is developed for different scope areas and at different levels of aggregation. Enterprise Architecture focuses on the broader business while Solution Architecture focuses on specific solutions.

Digital architecture is the ‘glue’ describing how the business and solution elements fit together. It provides a blueprint and primary reference of the envisaged future state. Digital architecture is developed for different scope areas and at different levels of aggregation. Enterprise Architecture focuses on the broader business while Solution Architecture focuses on specific solutions.

Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a conceptual blueprint that describes he various elements that make up an organisation.


Architecting a business can be a daunting undertaking, so architecture blueprints focus on specific areas that are related to reflect the entire business. Organisational scope, time horizon and depth of detail are three standard approaches used to segment the architecture focus.


In addition, Enterprise Architecture also focuses on specific horizontal layers or domains, these include, business, application, information and technology infrastructure domains.


Enterprise Architecture is developed referencing best practice approaches such as The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF). The framework also includes an Architecture Development Method (ADM) that describes the steps, activities and deliverables involved in developing an effective Enterprise Architecture.


Enterprise Architecture models are developed that represent the real world using standardised modelling approaches such as TOGAF and Archimate.


These models and deliverables provide key input to the business and digital strategies as well as strategic portfolio execution.

Solution Architecture

Solution Architecture provides the link between enterprise architecture and project delivery and design.


Solution Architecture is concerned with developing architecture of specific solutions for development and implementation. Architectures are developed at different levels of detail or abstraction including, conceptual, logical and physical.


Solution Architecture also focuses on specific ‘horizontal layers’ or domains, these include, business, application, information and technology infrastructure domains. In addition, specialised domains, such as security, operations, integration, etc. are added to address requirements and priorities.


Solution Architecture is developed referencing best practice approaches such as the Rational Unified Method (RUP).  The RUP framework describes the steps, activities and deliverables for effective for  Solution Architecture development.


Solution Architecture models are developed to represent real world solutions using standardised modelling approaches such as UML and BPMN.


These models and deliverables are aligned with programme architectures and provide the key reference for successful project execution.

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✓  Improve Initiative Delivery
✓  Improve Delivery Effectiveness
✓  Improve Strategic Alignment
✓  Reduce Business Risk
✓  Improve Business Value