3 months, 18 days ago

Documentation Trivializes Everything

Several years ago my colleague Dan wrote about how we Should Not Get Distracted by the Document. Dan made the case that architecture documents are tools to figure out architecture, not the ex-post-facto results of architecture design you’ve already done in less disciplined ways (verbal debates, email chains, “brainstorming” and other adhoc, document-less activities). But I am going to one-up Dan right […]

4 months, 1 day ago

Know Your Personality

5 years ago I wrote that the best personality to have in architecture consulting was the “Type A” – a personality type characterized by ambition, high energy, competitiveness, and thought to be susceptible to stress and heart disease. The whole Type A/B model of personalities isn’t a very reliable one (it was concocted by cardiologists in […]

6 months, 24 days ago

Regis Sets Course on a 5-year IT Strategy

We are thrilled to share some public mention with Regis college about the great and rewarding work we’ve done together recently to define their IT strategy! Text of the press release is below: Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, launches a long-term information technology strategy with the help of Systems Flow, Inc., a […]

7 months, 6 days ago

Regis College Launches Comprehensive IT Strategy

WESTON, MA—February 17, 2017— Regis, a leading Catholic university in Greater Boston, has launched a long-term information technology strategy with the help of Systems Flow, Inc., a minority, woman-owned consulting firm based in Rhinebeck, NY, which specializes in IT & business architecture. Systems Flow was asked to develop a technology plan in support of the […]

7 months, 21 days ago

April 2017 – Investigative Architecture Training

We are pleased to announce our next Investigative Architecture Training which will be held in Lincoln, RI on April 13 & 14, 2017. It is an intensive, interactive two day training for architects, developers and other IT roles who want to take their architectural and diagramming skills to the next level. Practicing architects already understand […]

7 months, 27 days ago

What’s My Function…Or Is It Non-Function?

One of the substantial differences between an architect and a software developer is regarding requirements. In general, a developer is concerned with functional requirements while an architect is concerned with non-functional requirements. Of course, there is some overlap between each requirement type and the type of person focusing on each, but that is generally how […]

8 months, 12 days ago

3rd Enterprise Design retreat

eda.c and QualiWare team up and arrange the third gathering on Strategic Enterprise Design on March 6-8 in Tel Aviv. Over the course of 3 days at the Nalaga’at Center in Jaffa Port, we will jointly shape the emerging field of Enterprise Design. In its 3rd edition after Barcelona and Iceland, our event brings together … Read more…

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9 months, 25 days ago

Experience Mapping – Customer Obsession for IT and Digital Professionals

Join our webinar on 2 December 3PM CET Customer Journey maps are a powerful tool to capture opportunities and pain points customers are experiencing, providing a basis for customer-centric transformation. But how to connect them to the reality of a complex, intertwined enterprise that needs to do things differently in order to deliver on these … Read more…

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1 year, 22 days ago

Don’t Hide Behind Pronouns!

Let’s admit first off what none of us want to admit – that most of us have forgotten what exactly a “pronoun” is… Its basically any use of “you”, “we”, “them”, “they”, etc. – unspecific references to people or actors in a conversation or past event being discussed. Believe it or not – the lazy […]