Modeling for Architects

A session at ArchConf

Thursday 7th April, 2016

9:00am to 10:30am (PST)

In some organizations, architects are dismissed as people that draw box and arrow diagrams - the dreaded whiteboard architect. While we don't want to foster that stereotype, it is important for an architect to be able to construct basic architectural diagrams. An architect must also be able to separate the wheat from the chaff eliminating those models that don't help tell the story while fully leveraging those that do.

In this workshop, we'll discuss the various diagrams at our disposal. We'll walk through a case study and as we go, we'll construct a set of diagrams that will help us effectively communicate our design. We'll talk about stakeholders and who might benefit from each typ of diagram. Additionally we'll discuss how to constructively review an architectural model.

Workshop Requirements

Bring a laptop with your preferred modeling tool (Spark, Visio, OmniGraffle, etc.) installed. No laptop? That's OK, we'll work in teams. That's it! Well, and a willingness to participate!

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Nate Schutta

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Time 9:00am10:30am PST

Date Thu 7th April 2016

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