Issue Resolution: Understanding the Problem

August 22, 2011

For a Solution Architect, creating the blueprint for a quality product is often only half the job: After all, the greatest design in the world isn’t worth much unless it is accurately implemented. Read more

Facts: The Architect’s “Big Stick”

August 16, 2011

“Speak softly and carry a big stick: You will go far.”
– African Proverb

Diplomat is a key role that Systems Flow’s architects often fill for our clients. Software projects and change initiatives inevitably bring disputes and disagreements over requirements, scope, priority, standards, architectures and solutions. While most project management disciplines offer approaches to managing issues, we have found a basic mantra that keeps us on track: Read more

Walk Softly and Carry a Proper Meeting Recap!

May 16, 2011

You know the drill:

It’s late Friday afternoon and someone tosses an email or instant message your way regarding what you thought was a resolved topic. 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

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