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Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture, A by Elias K. Jo, Vikas Sharan, James Linn, Michael E. Stevens, Scott W. Ambler, James McGovern

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The System Stakeholders

Many people believe that the software architecture is meant only for developers to use as an overall guide for system design and construction. While this may be the software architecture's primary purpose, other system stakeholders can use the architecture as a basis to guide their activities as well. The following are some of the system stakeholders:

  • Developers

  • Managers

  • Software architects

  • Data administrators

  • System customers

  • Operations

  • Marketing

  • Finance

  • End-users

  • General management

  • Subcontractors

  • Testing and quality assurance

  • UI designers

  • Infrastructure administrators

  • Process administrators

  • Documentation specialists

  • Enterprise architects

  • Data administrators

The software architect must elicit input from all the system stakeholders to ...

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