Develop Your Architectural Risk Radar

July 31, 2012

Risks are part of life. There is uncertainty everywhere. And as more and more of our lives and businesses depend on IT, the risk of IT failures and problems is a critical thing to be able to identify, understand, document and – ultimately – manage.

Architectural Risk is a critical discipline in the Systems Flow process. Its a huge selling point in the “design process” sales pitch we are often called on to deliver, usually not to prospective clients but rather to recalcitrant stakeholders or projects sponsors who need to be convinced to spend time in their projects sorting out architecture and design before diving into coding. Read more



Value-driven Status

July 4, 2012

If you work in a professional environment, you inevitably have to communicate the status of your work to your manager. If you are in the professional services business, then you have an even tougher “manager” – your client.

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