Systems Flow joins elite group of firms whose IT Architecture methods have been recognized by The Open Group.

April 24, 2013 |

Rhinebeck, NY April 23, 2013 – Systems Flow, Inc. announced that the Systems Flow Investigative Architecture™ method has been recognized within The Open Group Certified Architect (Open CA) Program.

“A foundational skill for an architect is the rapid ability to assess and document current and proposed solution designs,” said Dan Hughes, Principal with Systems Flow. “Ensuring our team’s effectiveness and consistency required a structured, repeatable approach for gathering information and capturing it in a clear, concise format to provide clarity and facilitate communication. We developed an architecture method that would go beyond typical examples and templates, combining pragmatic guidance with carefully calibrated diagramming techniques. Our Investigative Architecture™ method not only enables inexperienced architects to ramp up more efficiently, but also allows experienced architects to be more effective and consistent. We and our clients have repeatedly found Investigative Architecture™ to be a highly effective tool for improving technology solution design.”

The Open Group Certified Architect (Open CA) program is an independent global certification program for qualifying the skills, knowledge and experience of IT, Business and Enterprise Architects. In order to be certified, an architect must demonstrate delivery of architecture following an industry standard architecture method. Methods, like Investigative Architecture™, must meet a rigorous set of criteria and be approved by an Open CA Review Board to be recognized. This recognition by The Open Group assures customers and partners of the company’s commitment to vendor-neutral open standards and interoperability, and adherence to proven best practices in Enterprise Architecture.


About Systems Flow
Systems Flow helps organizations dramatically improve their competitive advantage through the practical, effective application of best practices in enterprise architecture and software development. Systems Flow developed Investigative Architecture™ in support of enterprise and solution architecture consulting services. The method has been iteratively refined and improved over the last decade. It has been applied to hundreds of projects to design and document architectures for enterprise-scale clients. For more information please visit

About The Open Group
The Open Group is an international vendor- and technology-neutral consortium upon which organizations rely to lead the development of IT standards and certifications, and to provide them with access to key industry peers, suppliers and best practices. The Open Group provides guidance and an open environment in order to ensure interoperability and vendor neutrality. Further information on The Open Group can be found at

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Systems Flow, Inc.
+1 (301) 230-1470

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