[10.5 ToC]


John J. Donovan, Crisis in Technology: The Solution, Strategic Weapons and Tactics for Executives, Handbook for Implemeting Strategic Advantage through Technology, Cambridge Technology Group, 1990


Complex strategic applications can't be thrown together. They require a carefully thought out structure, or architecture. That's true while using the SURROUND™ approach as well, but there's a twist that eliminates the considerable task of designing and building a custom architecture. The SURROUND™ approach uses a "prefabricated," generic strategic application architecture, called the Preliminary System Architecture.

Just as with a prefabricated home, all that remains to be done with the Preliminary System Architecture is to customize it and add the trim.