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Agile Team Designer

May 5th, 2022|0 Comments

Product and project team assignments and structure are deeply important to the success of any solution. Aligning the competencies of the architect(s) and the team(s) will have a huge impact on the outcomes. The goal [...]

Architecture Design

November 11th, 2021|0 Comments

Architecture design requires deep understanding of requirements, options and decisions. In this LS we cover the relationship between them and the tools to best shape design.

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Aggregator Pattern

September 24th, 2021|0 Comments

The Aggregator Pattern provides a way for a client to obtain combinations of data from each microservice of a microservice-based application. However it is not exactly the same as an API Gateway.

API Gateway Pattern

August 20th, 2021|0 Comments

The API Gateway Pattern provides a way for a client to obtain combinations of data from each microservice of a microservice-based application.

Ecosystem Map Canvas

August 20th, 2021|0 Comments

An ecosystem can be viewed from many different perspectives, and each organization will have its own set of interests in the ecosystem. Therefore, the model used for analyzing the ecosystem is flexible and can be used with different types of organizations, and different types of customers. The Ecosystem Map Canvas shows an ecosystem, rather like a universe of different parties organized around a particular Subject.​

Proxy Pattern

August 20th, 2021|0 Comments

Problem Statement When upgrading from a monolithic architecture to a microservice-based architecture, the designer(s) can encounter situations where one service depends upon another. Upgrading the dependency can potentially disrupt the service, and in an extreme [...]

Factory Method Pattern

August 16th, 2021|0 Comments

The Factory Method pattern is extremely useful when a class cannot decide in advance the class of objects it must create. The task of specifying the objects is given to the subclasses, instead. The class [...]

Scope and Context

August 10th, 2021|1 Comment

Scope and context define not only roles but decision levels and rigor. It is an essential part in the objective development of an architecture.

Presenting Effectively

August 6th, 2021|0 Comments

Learning to present as an architect is as important as any design or technology skill. This module will help you improve your stakeholder outcomes and presentation skills.

Value Stream Details Canvas

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

The values stream detail canvas is a tool used to understand and design the support for value stream capabilities, the teams working on it and the technology to support the value stream.

Value Stream Canvas

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

The value stream canvas is used to understand where value is created in an organization driven from customers through control, suppliers and operations.

Three Horizon Canvas

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

he three horizons canvas is a facilitation tool to allow a practice or group to determine on which of the horizons initiatives fall into based on their impact and investment requirements.

Technical Loan Request Card

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

The technical loan request combines the concept of Technical Debt with a repayment schedule in work days, payment, or other means and allows the architect to ensure technical debt is both deliberate and prudent.

Strategic Roadmap Canvas

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

The strategic roadmap canvas provides a description of a portfolio or top level strategic view of a set of initiatives, produce/projects or activities. It can be combined.with strategy scorecards and other Strategy tools to define a direction and set of objectives.

Stakeholder Motivation Canvas

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

Stakeholder motivation helps in understanding the status of stakeholders in respect of a particular set of proposed changes. This can be used to understand how stakeholders position themselves in relation to a portfolio of assignments but it can also be used to assess how stakeholders will react to proposed changes in the architecture, and assess if these changes are feasible.

Stakeholder Initiative Canvas

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

nvas is useful in determining prioritization of products and projects according a particular stakeholder or a stakeholder group against the initiatives measured value outcomes.

Service Landscape Canvas

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

When delivering many services within a large organization, services have to be placed within some sort of organizational structure, otherwise it would be difficult to know who owns the service, where services can be found and how to get access to services. The description of how services are organized is the service landscape. The service landscape is rather like a map for services and contains number of service domains, where a service domain is a logical grouping of services.

Risk and Cost Card

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

The Risk and Cost Card allows the evaluation of risk or costs as well as the relationship between a risk and possible costs. It can be used to catalog either risks alone, costs alone, or risk/cost combinations. 

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