System architecting

System architecting

Putting it all together

Typically, high-tech system companies are facing not one, but several or all these challenges. They must continue to innovate in increasingly competitive markets, while facing ever more complex challenges, from tailoring systems to meet specific customer needs, integrating with other systems and managing the total system lifecycle to delivering services.

With such a broad range of challenges and complexity, getting the design right from the start becomes ever more critical. The program line System Architecting addresses just this challenge by helping customers to translate market, product, and technology choices into system concepts.

Offering

We offer multiple systems architecting and design related workshops, courses, and microlearnings. Below you will find an overview some of the key topics and formats.

systems architecting course

This course is designed for system architects working in companies developing complex high-tech systems who should have knowledge of architecture and of the impact of marketing and business on product and technology.

The course can be offered in an online, blended or face-to-face format. The online and blended formats are developed to meet the demands for efficient learning and training for professionals working at different locations and/or time zones.

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DAARIUS system design methodology

The DAARIUS methodology is a structured, scalable, and team-based system design methodology. It provides traceable underpinning for key design decisions and uses the simple executable models available in the systems engineering.

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Conceptual visualization

Visualizing your system sounds easy and is essential to explain it to stakeholders. However, it is challenging to get the right: context, scope, abstraction level, focus, topics. Learn to make visualizations of your system that are suitable for communication, understanding and decisions. Goal of this micro-learning is to have focused practice on conceptual visualisation.

Functional decomposition

Functional decomposition is a method of defining a system in functional terms in an hierarchical structure. It is used in the development of devices, products, objects, or processes.

But how do you do that in practice?

This half-day workshop explains how to model a product's functions and interactions, and helps to organize and use this information in a natural, discipline-independent way.

A3 architectural overview

An A3 architectural overview is a method to collect, abstract and present system knowledge to support decision-making. The amount of information on an A3 is limited to what people are "willing" to read to get an overview. There is enough room to capture in-depth analysis, yet only room for essential information. An A3 fits within the average person’s field-of-view. Readers can focus on a part, but always sees the context.

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Reference architecture for product families

The uncontrolled growth of system complexity can be combated by finding the right feature sets, development concepts, system structures and mechanisms. They are the essentials of a ‘reference architecture’, which operates as a backbone for developing a product family. It represents the company’s guidelines for system design, combining the ‘what’ with the ‘how-to’. As such, it incorporates a concise integration of key solution patterns that addresses the interests of all stakeholders.

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