14 days ago

Adding the Time Dimension to Enterprise Architecture Diagrams

Including the time dimension in Enterprise Architecture models enables the modeler to depict the interaction of the events, tasks, and actors depicted in the model in a way that indicates the order of the interactions.   There are many diagrams or modeling options to chose from to illustrate timing of events within a system or process. A few favorites that are helpful in […]

5 years, 5 months ago

The System Context Diagram

We use a system context diagram in the early stages of our Investigative Architecture™ process. It provides a high level functional view of a system and, while it is very powerful for the early stages of functional design, it also ensures you have identified any functional needs that impact the non-functional, or architectural, aspects of […]

5 years, 11 months ago

Don’t Get Distracted by the Document

This may seem like an odd blog coming from a company that is so deliverable focused, but it isn’t. A design document is not just a document, but a powerful tool for figuring out an architecture. However, it is easy to get caught up in the “task” of completing the design document and lose focus […]