When I met with Gartner, I needed to illustrate how we were thinking about end-to-end application scenarios in patterns & practices. In addition to explaining the idea of App Types and the App Infrastructure Frame, I illustrated how it was possible to quickly decompose an application scenario if you know how to break it down. Below are some figures I used to help illustrate the ideas.
This is how I analyze an end-to-end application scenario:
Once I know the application scenario, I can evaluate potential solution patterns:
For a given application type and scenario, I can often find relevant solution assets from our patterns & practices collection: