The Application Architecture Checklist is intended to be a tool used by Harvard to assess applications (e.g. developed solutions, licensed solutions, SaaS solutions) that are proposed for inclusion in the portfolio of applications. The checklist includes important considerations that must be accomodated and those that should be honored.
This document is intended for technical members of application design or procurement teams. These could be Solution Architects, Program/Project Managers, or any team member who feels comfortable conducting an investigation using this material.
Identify the style of application and match to the appropriate column: Developed Solutions, Purchased Solution - Private Cloud, Purchased Solution - Hosted, or Subscription - SaaS. Use the checkmarks to track progress through the categories and questions.
Developed Solutions - those that are implemented and maintained by Harvard resources
Licensed Solution (Harvard's Cloud) - commercial products that are implemented and managed in Harvard's cloud
Licensed Solution (Vendor Hosted) - commercial products that are used and managed from a vendor's cloud
Subscription (SaaS) - vendor solutions that are multi-tenant and generally subscription-based
MUST - considerations that are important and must be accommodated, or a waiver received
SHOULD - considerations that are directional and reflect the HUIT direction and values and should be honored