The Architecture Review Board (ARB) is a team of experienced IT professionals from Department of Technology and Information (DTI). They evaluate detailed designs, which are needed prior to building a new IT solution based on an approved Business Case. They evaluate modifications to previously approved designs via a process called ‘System Design Reviews’. Finally, they evaluate conceptual designs as part of the State’s ‘Approval to Sign a Contract’ process.
The current ARB chair is Tony Collins. If you have questions regarding the ARB, please contact your DTI Customer Engagement Specialist.
A waiver is needed whenever a statewide IT standard or Policy is violated. Any gross deviation from best practices that threatens the security of critical information and or system.
The ARB meets every Tuesday to review requests that were submitted the prior week. Thus, it might take 3-7 business days, before you have a response.
The State’s Architecture Review Board (ARB) developed the below templates as a way of consistently collecting information about the solutions that the State was planning to deploy or use. These ARB templates are often associated with the State’s business case review process that evaluates all IT projects in the State. Thus, State of Delaware organizations may require vendors to provide information in the ARB template ‘format’ in RFPs or contractual processes. Below is a short description of each of the ARB templates and a link to each template pdf.
Data Models – This template specifies the information and format(s) that the State will accept for documenting the data models for State data associated with the solution.
Network – This template specifies the type of network information that the State is expecting to evaluate. The ARB Network Stencil has been created to assist in documenting the required details of objects on the ARB Network Template.
Software – This template provides the information and format for listing the software associated with the solution.