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2.5 Conduct ARB 1


Architecture Review Board 1 (ARB 1)  is an essential toll gate that is required to take place prior to completion of business process and integrations design and request for customer's design sign off. It allows opportunity for partners and PS project team to align on overall architecture and gather feedback from ARB board that includes experience and leadership from solution architecture, technical services and executive sponsor teams. For partner-led projects ARB presentation needs to be shared with supporting project PS team that will then own delivery to ARB board.  Any design change feedback from ARB board needs to be documented as open design item and tracked to a resolution prior to business process and integrations design sign off.


Activity Key Inputs Roles & Responsibilities Deliverables Supporting Documents
Draft ARB deck  
  • Partner drafts ARB deck for partner led projects
  • PS Project Team drafts ARB deck for Coupa led projects
Completed ARB Deck ARB Deck
All teams review ARB deck in preparation for ARB Board Review  
  • Partner reviews ARB deck with Coupa PS, TS and SE project teams 
  • Coupa PS,TS and SE project teams gain full understanding of architecture and sign off
Coupa PS, TS and SE Project Team's Architecture Sign Off  
Schedule and present to ARB Board  
  • PS Project team presents ARB for Tier 1-2
  • Solution Architect presents architecture
  • Engagement Manager presents overview, timelines and success metrics
  • Partner participates and collaborates as needed on Tier 1-2
  • Partner presents to ARB for Enterprise
ARB Board Review Completed  
Document ARB Board feedback as open items  
  • PS Engagement Manager/Project Manager documents open items and tracks with partner in ARB Review Report
Feedback documented in ARB Review Report ARB Review Report
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