Supporting the statement of architecture work


The Statement of Architecture Work (SoAW) defines the scope and approach that will be used to complete an architecture project. The Statement of Architecture Work is typically the document against which successful execution of the architecture project will be measured and may form the basis for a contractual agreement between the supplier and consumer of architecture services. In general, all the information in this document should be at a high level. [Source TOGAF Template]

I would like to see within each SoAW a section that states that the evidence behind any strategic decisions (on the basis that the strategy was prepared independently) have been validated and the facts understood. It may be that if the evidence is weak or conflicting with the current architecture baseline then a review of the strategy is required.