Investigative Architecture: The Data Perspective

July 31, 2011

“Investigative Architecture” is a term we at Systems Flow coined a few years ago for a core, overarching discipline of ours. It describes – and prescribes – the sometimes tedious, but always challenging, process that a working architect employs to locate and absorb information about a problem space in order to create usable, professional visual work products that best communicate a solution. Read more



Open Group Austin – Final Roundup

July 25, 2011

Day three of the Open Group Austin conference rounded out an already great information-sharing week. While the heat continued outside, the hot topics and discussions continued inside!

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Open Group Austin – Day 2 Roundup

July 20, 2011

It was another day of thought-provoking and instructive information exchange at the Open Group Austin conference day 1. Here are the highlights from our perspective:

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Open Group Austin – Day 1 Roundup

July 19, 2011

There was great information & idea exchange at the Open Group Austin conference day 1 presentations. We also participated in lively twitter discussion – check the #ogaus stream for a running commentary from us and other conference participants.

Here are some highlights:

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Conferences: Not Your Grandmother’s Boondoggle

July 16, 2011

This week some of us will be attending the Open Group Architecture Conference in Austin, Tx. We do so annually, and typically present. This year Ben Sommer is presenting the third in our series on Investigative Architecture – “The Data Context Diagram.” Read more