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 Coupa Expert Services 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.
Thorough design review is required between Partner and Coupa Solution and Technical Architects through the duration of the Model phase. Product based 'Heat Maps' are used to facilitate these review discussions to validate design and identify key considerations and risks to be brought up in the ARB agenda. All design review materials, including heat maps and ARB deck, should be completed by partner and shared with Coupa at least 3 business days prior to ARB meeting. This ensures that the ARB discussion is focused on key items that need to be remediated to ensure a successful deployment.
In addition, for partner-led Enterprise projects, an internal architecture review is held between Coupa architects supporting the project and ARB Board. Design review findings are discussed and any identified open items that need further review are then shared with partner to incorporate a response in the ARB presentation.
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 from customer.
|Activity||Key Inputs||Roles & Responsibilities||Deliverables||Supporting Documents|
Draft ARB deck
||Completed ARB Deck||ARB Deck|
|All teams review ARB deck in preparation for ARB Board Review||
||Heat Maps updated based on review||Heat Maps|
|Document architecture in internal project wiki site||
||Project site with documented architecture design||Project Site|
|Present to ARB Board||
||ARB Board Review Completed|
|Document ARB Board feedback and share with customer||Design Review and ARB presentation||
|Feedback documented in Design Review Assessment report||Design Review Assessment|