Architecture Review

Architecture Review

DMS Software offers a service to review the Architecture on new project or on major enhancements.  Our Architects can have insight in problems and oversights that can save your company time and money.

Why bother?

In many larger corporations more than 80% of projects are late, over budget or outright failures. Much of this chaos can be attributed to mistakes in Architecture. Big mistakes in the Architecture of large-scale project can be difficult or impossible to fix given time and budget constraints.

Careers and even whole companies have been ruined by errors in the Architecture of a critical project. DMS Software Architects can help your project avoid these critical errors and make the right decisions up front.

The choice to have an independent Architecture Review may make the difference between success and failure in your project.

Architecture is a very broad term and covers many aspects of a project.  DMS Software focuses mainly on software organization, hardware stack and network topology. During an Architecture Review, DMS Software Architects will investigate many of the following areas of your project. Not all areas may be applicable to your project.

  • Requirements compliance
  • External interfaces
  • Network architecture
  • Geographic distribution
  • Performance bottlenecks
  • Scalability limiting
  • Latency critical areas
  • Robustness of the system
  • Disaster recovery
  • Availability
  • Auditing
  • Revenue assurance
  • Reporting strategy
  • Security
  • Maintainability
  • Portability
  • Ease of extension
  • Ease of testing
  • Deployment strategy
  • Upgrade strategy
  • Operation strategy
  • Monitoring capability
  • Ease of Debugging
  • Configuration strategy
  • Ease of Development
  • Transaction strategy
  • Pipeline analysis
  • Process level threading strategy
  • Software capital reuse
  • 3rd party tools/Open source alternative
  • Data-warehousing strategy
  • Industry specific protocols adherence
  • External interface
  • User interface
  • Mobile strategy
  • Project-wide policies and strategies

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