4. Architectural Perspectives

In Chapter 3, we explained how we use viewpoints (such as the Context, Functional, Information, and Deployment viewpoints) to guide the process of capturing and representing the architecture as a set of views, with the development of each view being guided by the use of a specific viewpoint. When creating a view, your focus is on the issues, concerns, and solutions pertinent to that view. So, for an Information view, for example, you focus on things such as information structure, ownership, transactional integrity, data quality, and timeliness.

Many of the important concerns that are pertinent to one view are much less important when considering the others. Data ownership, for example, is not key to formulating the ...

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