Quality systems come from quality architectures. Quality architectures must come from you.
The software architecture of a program or computing system is a depiction of the system that aids in the understanding of how the system will behave.
Software architecture serves as the blueprint for both the system and the project developing it, defining the work assignments that must be carried out by design and implementation teams. The architecture is the primary carrier of system qualities such as performance, modifiability, and security, none of which can be achieved without a unifying architectural vision. Architecture is an artifact for early analysis to make sure that a design approach will yield an acceptable system. By building effective architecture, you can identify design risks and mitigate them early in the development process.
For almost two decades, the SEI has been instrumental in the creation and development of the field of software engineering known as software architecture. Operated by Carnegie Mellon University—a global research university recognized worldwide for its innovative work—and funded by the federal government, the SEI solves real-world problems by conducting research, developing tools and methods, providing consulting services, and publishing case studies.