The purpose of the Architecture Working Group (AWG) is to expand the practice of architecture and advance the body of knowledge. Architecture is an integral part of the concepts and practice considered by Systems Engineering and other disciplines/specialities,
and it must evolve with ongoing advancements whatever their origin. Therefore, a standing working group is needed to facilitate and focus ongoing advances in all levels and types of Architecture and to support collaboration, across INCOSE, across
disciplines/specialities and with other international bodies that have a common interest.
The primary stakeholders of the AWG are practitioners, researchers, domain experts and tool developers in all levels and types of Architecture. The
AWG seeks to accomplish standing goals and goals are established each year at the INCOSE IW
Within the context of Systems Engineering, the AWG pursues the following standing goals:
- Advance and evolve the body of knowledge on architecture
- Promote the use and practice of architecture
Share best practices for the use of architecture
- Expand the effort in architecture related standards and specifications.
These goals are conducted in association with other bodies where appropriate. For example, over several years the ISO working
groups JTC1/SC7/WG42 and TC184/SC5/WG1 have been ‘customers’ for AWG input and collaborations with the IEEE, OMG and FEAPO have been established