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System architecting is the art and science of designing and building multi-disciplinary systems. The responsibility and the challenge for the system architect is to translate the requirements of the many stakeholders into a system architecture blueprint. He/she will do this based on a solid knowledge of the problem domain, the business context, the human context, the solution domain, technology roadmaps and preceding architectures. The system architect provides the vision, develops the outline for an integral design, keeps the overview and takes care of the design consistency. He/she provides the context for the development activities that will be carried out by large multi-disciplinary teams of specialists.

This course is designed to give system architects a clear view of their role and responsibilities in the multi-disciplinary environment. Participants receive instruments (like CAFCR) to tackle architectural issues, e.g. how to balance the many, often conflicting requirements, how to set up a Roadmap and the basics for creating a business case.

The course gives a complete overview of the broad playing field and a variety of viewpoints that a system architect needs to manage. It contains many short exercises, worked out in small groups, that help to experience the broadness of the field. The addressed subjects help to understand the influence of the organization structure, the importance of focusing not only on technical aspects but also on business, process and human aspects and how to cover multidisciplinary aspects.


  • This training is being offered in Eindhoven (3 or 4 times a year), Zwolle, Delft and Leuven-Belgium (once a year). Please select the location in the above drop-down menu 'Select location'.
  • If on-site training is not feasible, we will transition to a live, interactive online (virtual) or hybrid format. If this transition is necessary, we will contact you in advance for your approval.
  • The training is also available for in-company editions all over the world too.



After successful completion of this course, the participant will have:

  • Insight in the role of System architecting in the Product creation process;
  • Insight in the role, profile and skills of the system architect;
  • Insight in lean and agile processes, focussing on efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Insight in the requirements capturing process;
  • Insight in the CAFCR framework;
  • Insight in multi-disciplinary models and views;
  • Insight in system decomposition and system integration;
  • Insight in roadmapping process and the role of the System Architect in that process;
  • Experienced the importance of communication and insight in how to bring a technical message to higher management.

Intended for

This course is intended for (potential) system architects, system group leaders, system engineers, senior designers and project leaders. A few years of experience in system or product development, from any discipline like mechanics, physics, mechatronics, electronics or software, with an interest in the integral multi-disciplinary architectural issues and affinity with the business aspects is essential.

Course schedule
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location Eindhoven
Duration 5 consecutive days
Trainers Ger Schoeber
Course leader Ger Schoeber BSc
(Average score of last 3 editions)
Price per participant € 3,275 excl. VAT. *
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  • System architecture process in relation to Product creation process;
  • Roles and tasks of a system architect;
  • Lean, agile, incremental development processes;
  • Modeling and views;
  • The CAFCR framework;
  • Requirements capturing;
  • Functional and non-functional or quality requirements;
  • System partitioning and decomposition;
  • System integration strategies;
  • Human aspects of the system architect role;
  • Roadmapping;
  • Financial aspects.

The 4 participants with the best pitch for their case will be rewarded with a copy of the book 'ASML's Architects'.

Remarks from participants

"Interactive, interesting, effective, gets you into a new mindset."

Pieter Dirk Berkhout - Thetford 

"Interesting & insightful due to cross-industrial nature."

Bobby Daniel - NXP

"I'm very enthousiastic about the course. Especially by the way Ger teached us and the content of the course itself."

Anne Koet - Neopost Technologies

"I very much liked the balance between theory and practice. Duration of separate topics is very well balanced."

René van Acquoij - Océ Technologies

* Prices are subject to change. Price correction will be applied at the end of the year.