The project scaffold is the central interim artifact of the proposed process model. It is a live document initiated by the architect on behalf of the client. It is designed to retain all relevant information to the project, account for all resources invested, communicate progress to the client, and defend the course of action to the client and the rest of the production team.

The scaffold is divided into three major parts:

The Reference Catalogue
The reference catalogue either contains or links to all inert information associated with the project. By definition it is not actionable, except to keep its contents up to date. It can therefore act as a reliable sink for valuable information, yet project stakeholders need not sift through it for action items.
The Activity
The activity contains all entries associated with time, comprising a log, a schedule and a road map. It is here where one can examine where the project has been, what work is committed to happen right now, and where it is amenable to go in the future.
The Composition
The composition contains the form and the context, which are necessary to realize the end product. The combination of the two represents the current state of the product which is eventually to be delivered.