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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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Creating a Software Architecture: An Example

Our fictitious automobile manufacturer Canaxia was losing sales to other manufacturers because it relied completely on its dealer network to sell its cars. Other auto manufacturers created Web sites that allow customers to customize and order their car online. The other auto manufacturers ship the cars from their manufacturing facilities directly to the customers through local dealerships. This resulted in greater customer service and reduced the hassle of buying a car from a dealership and struggling with the sales process.

Canaxia was about two years behind their competition. The management of the company has decided to fund a project for twelve months to create a Web site and related infrastructure ...

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