- Longevity: The typical architecture will outlast the team that created it.
- Stability: Stable architectures provide the foundation for features and profits.
- Competitive advantage: Great architectures create sustainable competitive advantage.
- Architectural patterns provide excellent places to begin when creating a new architecture.
Architecture evolves through features and capabilities. A feature defines something that a product does or should do. A capability refers to the underlying architecture's ability to support a related set of features.
Architectures, like gardens, require care and feeding.
Be wary of anyone who claims they are an architect after just one release.