Architecture is a strategic & holistic art/discipline that result in sets of views allowing people from different backgrounds and viewpoints to communicate & evaluate effectively about conceptual, logical and technical merits across any number of boundaries; real or perceived, technical, social or political.
The end result of successful architecture should be decision-making based on accurate understanding of one’s current state compared against the future state one desires.
Architecture doesn’t guarantee success any more than a map or GPS-enabled phone ensure you’ll arrive at your targeted destination but they certainly tend towards a greatest degree of success. Knowledge never locks you into a solution; it illuminates, articulates & enables.
Choices on the other hand ….
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