Goal Oriented Diagrams

April 25, 2011

A few years back we presented for the first time at the Open Group Architecture Practitioners Conference in Miami, FL. I spoke about a topic about which we are passionate: UML as an Enterprise Architecture diagramming notation. Read more



Goal Based Conversations

April 19, 2011

I find myself asking my children with great frequency, “What is your goal?” Not in a philosophical “What are you going to do with your life” way, but in a “What could your goal be aside from making your sister cry” way. Read more



Searching for Artifacts

April 8, 2011

Ar·ti·fact: An object produced or shaped by human craft, especially a tool,
weapon,
or ornament of archaeological or historical interest.”
The American Heritage Dictionary

Interesting. In the software engineering field an artifact is: Read more



Not Convinced Yet? More Reasons to Diagram with UML

April 1, 2011

We have found UML to be an extremely powerful tool and frequently use it to understand problems, design solutions, and broker stakeholder agreement.

I previously shared the fundamental reasons why we use UML, and wanted to share some additional reasons we find it to be an enabler for creating top-quality architecture diagrams: Read more