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What skills are needed to apply this method? What roles should lead this method? (For example, enterprise architect, business architect, solution architect, project manager)

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Does this method involve learning some new terms? Define them.

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If possible, link to example artifacts, and discuss how the example illustrates the goals of this method. What effect or value did using the method have?

Are there examples of when not to use the method? (Lessons learned, antipatterns)

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After using this method, what methods would it make sense to use next? Link to each method, and discuss how it follows from this method.

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