System Architecting is the art and science of designing and building complex 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, and technically leading a team to engineer, integrate and validate the resulting System-of-Interest. The Sytem Architect will do this based on understanding the problem domain, the business context, the human context, a solid knowledge of the solution domain, technology innovation roadmaps and preceding architectures. The System Architect provides the vision, develops the outline for an integral design, keeps the overview, takes care of the design consistency and provides the context for the development and engineering activities that will be carried out by, sometimes large, multi-disciplinary teams of engineering specialists.
This training is designed to let participants themselves experience the System Architect’s role, task, activities and responsibilities in the multi-disciplinary environment. Participants will use instruments, like CAFCR, to tackle architectural issues, like how to balance the many, often conflicting requirements, how to set up a Roadmap and the experience 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 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 deal with these multidisciplinary viewpoints.
This training is available for open enrollment as well as for in-company sessions. For in-company sessions, the System Architect(ing) training can be adapted to your situation and special needs.