The Architectural Thinking Framework® consists of four parts:
- Lightweight Architectural Model
- Small set of Architectural Maps on enterprise- and solution level
- Architecture Principles
- Integration Points, i.e. interfaces to relevant processes of the enterprise (like vision building, strategic planning & governance, solution development)
The Architectural Thinking Framework® defines three levels of architecture: (i) enterprise, (ii) top-level capability and (iii) solution.
For each part, Architectural Thinking provides how-tos that have been proven in practice and gives detailed instructions on how to model the corresponding artifacts.