Creating the architecture artifacts
The hierarchy in documents that cover the architecture starts with the enterprise architecture. It's the first so-called architecture artifact. The enterprise architecture is followed by the high-level design and the low-level design, which covers the various components in the IT landscape. We will explore this in more detail in the following sections. Keep in mind that these sections are merely an introduction to the creation of these artifacts. You will find samples of these artifacts at https://publications.opengroup.org/i093, where you can download a ZIP file containing relevant templates.
Creating a business vision
Creating a business vision can take years, but it's still a crucial artifact in the architecture. It sets out what the business wants to achieve. This should be a long-term outlook since it will drive architectural decisions. Though cloud environments enable the agile deployment of services, it should never become...