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Integration Points are connectors between processes of the company and the contents of the Architectural Thinking Framework®. They are there to keep Architectural Thinking out of discussions around (Agile) development- and other processes. It does not matter how the surrounding processes create defined artifacts, it just matters that they are created according to the templates defined in the Architectural Thinking Framework®.

Integration artifacts can be passed in two directions: (i) they can be produced by an external process (e.g. vision statement) and needed as a prerequisite in Architectural Thinking, or (ii) can be held in the model of the Architectural Thinking Framework® (e.g. capability model) and be a mandatory input for a process (e.g. solution development).

In the current draft, the Architectural Thinking Framework® defines Integration Points for the following processes: