In this one day pilot you will have the ability to have a quick taste of two of the most important items in being a successful Systems Architect: the CAFCR reasoning and technical leadership.
CAFCR was introduced by professor Gerrit Muller in 2004. Based on his experience he concluded that there are two very important viewpoints that make the difference in long lasting success. These viewpoints force us to step out of our traditional inward engineering viewpoints of specification, design and technology. It helps us to make a mind shift towards an outward viewpoint and feel how the customer world works and why it works like that. It is these 5 complementary viewpoints that enable us to really deliver what the customer needs. Which isn’t exactly what the customer asked for.
In this half day session not only the CAFCR theory is introduced but you as a participant will apply it on your day-to-day project.
In the afternoon we will dive into the world of leadership and what the role of architect, as a technical leader, asks from you. What are the typical leadership challenges that you face a growing leader? F.e. how to be convincing although you are not sure? Or how to push back a difficult senior stakeholder who want to go a different direction? How you deal with this will be highly influenced by who you are. How is your personality build up? What are your personal ‘hot buttons’ and how can you best response when your ‘hot buttons’ are pushed? In this afternoon we explain how personality is build up and you will map out your own! The outcome of this afternoon will be a clear path forward and a taste of how you can become the leader you aspire to be.