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Software Architect Bootcamp by Ph.D. Thomas J. Mowbray, Raphael Malveau

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8.3. Architecture Judgment

All architecture benefits depend upon a critical assumption: that architecture decisions are fundamentally sound and will not be subject to significant change. If architecture decisions are no better (or even worse) than chance, then it would be appropriate to conduct a software project without architectural planning. In particular, this is why the quality of judgment of the architect is vital. Architecture is all about making important technical decisions for a system or project. By definition, the scope of architecture comprises the important decisions, also known as "architecturally significant" decisions.

How do architects use judgment? Judgment guides our advice to project management and developers. Judgment is ...

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