Gaudí System Architecting homepage

Most Recent Changes

2016-08-04 new All lecture slides ASP; Architecting System Performance square00.gif SlideBook.gif at Architecting System Performane
new Architecting System Performance; Course Material square00.gif slide.gif at Architecting System Performane
new Architecting System Performance; Course Overview square25.gif slide.gif at Architecting System Performane
new Architecting System Performance; Connecting Breadth and Depth square25.gif slide.gif at Architecting System Performane
new Architecting System Performance; Course Didactics square25.gif slide.gif at Architecting System Performane
new Architecting System Performance; Course Introduction square25.gif slide.gif at Architecting System Performane
new Modeling and Analysis; Performance Modeling square25.gif slide.gif at Architecting System Performane
new Architecting System Performance; Level of Abstraction square25.gif slide.gif at Architecting System Performane
new Visualizing Dynamic Behavior square25.gif slide.gif at Architecting System Performane
new Modeling and Analysis: Emerging Behavior square25.gif slide.gif at Architecting System Performane
new Modeling and Analysis: Variations and Configurations square25.gif slide.gif at Architecting System Performane
new Architecting System Performance; Defining Performance square25.gif slide.gif at Architecting System Performane
new Architecting System Performance; Measuring square25.gif slide.gif at Architecting System Performane
new Architecting System Performane
2016-07-22 update Published Master Project Papers
update Reviewed Publications
2016-04-14 new Architecture and Design Fundamentals square00.gif slide.gif at System Architecting
2016-04-13 update Systems Engineering Master Project square75.gif paper.gif slide.gif at Systems Engineering Master Project
2016-01-25 update Bachelor course Systems Engineering: Architectural Reasoning; Homework square25.gif slide.gif at Bachelor Course System Design
2016-01-18 new Autonomy, how much human in the loop? Architecting systems for complex contexts square00.gif slide.gif at Architecting and Human Measure
2016-01-04 update Relevant Links
update Python links
2015-11-19 update Relevant Links
2015-11-16 update Reviewed Publications
2015-11-01 update Systems Engineering Study Group (SESG)
2015-08-24 new All lecture slides SERP: Reflective Practice square25.gif SlideBook.gif at Reflective Practice
new All lecture slides SEMP: Systems Engineering Master Project square25.gif SlideBook.gif at Systems Engineering Master Project
new Workshop Reflective Practice; Course Information square00.gif slide.gif at Reflective Practice
2015-08-17 update Story How To square75.gif paper.gif slide.gif at SEMA Architectural Reasoning using Conceptual Modeling course
2015-08-11 new Systems Engineering Master Project
new Reflective Practice
update Gaudí System Architecting homepage
Layout adapted for mobile devices. Major update of courses.

Document top 10 (Jul7 27, 2016)

hitstitle
30822Paper: The System Architecture Process
29349Paper: The Role and Task of the System Architect
25448Book: System Architecting
24357Paper: Research Question and Hypothesis
22985Paper: What is a Process
18419Book: CAFCR: A Multi-view Method for Embedded Systems Architecting; Balancing Genericity and Specificity (Thesis)
16117Paper: Roadmapping
16027Book: Architectural reasoning explained
14851Paper: System Modeling and Analysis: a Practical Approach
12591Paper: Process Decomposition of a Business

Introduction

One of the core capabilities of an architect is to sample the problem and solution space quickly, over a large dynamic range; from bits, bolts and wires, to business models, political considerations and cultural aspects. This sampling is based on a seemingly random exploration, which after some time enables the emergence of understanding, insight and overview.

If you feel comfortable with this quick more or less random sampling
then do so at this site
else read below the structure provided at this site

Legend

planned
preliminary draft
draft
concept
finished, although "living"

A4 portrait article (pdf)
A4 landscape presentation (pdf)
A4 all articles concatenated as book (pdf)
A4 all presentations concatenated as lecture notes (pdf)
source files (zipped vsd)

All documents are works in progress. Feedback is welcome (via e-mail) to Gerrit Muller <gaudisite@gmail.com>Regular visitors find an overview of recent changes at: Recent Changes

Searching documents at the Gaudí site

Pictorial Index

Visual oriented people can find the figure they are looking for via the Pictorial Index, which consists of a set of pages full of stamp size images. Clicking on the image opens a page with a cross-reference of this figure.

Text Searching

To search textual in the site use Google with site:gaudisite.nl

Architecting

The page System Architecting addresses the architect within the business: An alternative view on documents in this area can be found at: Map of Gaudí Papers and Map of Gaudí Slides.

Architectural Reasoning

The page Architectural Reasoning addresses the way an architect can do his work. It shows many tools that belong to the architect toolkit: The same material has been reused to write a PhD thesis. The research method, scientific positioning and evaluation has been added, while the material itself has been condensed.

Supporting Processes

The page Supporting Processes is about processes where the architect himself is the customer. These processes should enable and support the architect to do a wonderful job. Way too often architects are limited by the processes which are supposed to support, which start the architect to complain. I urge architects to stop complaining and to clearly formulate their requirements for the job, to enable the process managers to install beneficial processes:

Composable architectures

The research question: "How to effectively create product families and populations of software intensive products" is addressed on the page: Composable Architectures

Human Measure

The research question:" How to create products which fit in the human measure" is addressed on the page: Human Measure

Case material

Case material, mostly old public presentations, which is not too business sensitive is published at the following pages:

Courses

Many courses are derived from the Gaudí material. The overview of the courses can be found at page Courses The full course material can be found at the following pages

Links

Relevant architecting links are maintained on a low effort basis at relevant links

Python

Python is a very powerful programming language. This web-site and its documents are generated by means of Python scripts. Information about Python can be found at Python Links.

Personal information

Information about Gerrit Muller, the author of most Gaudí material, such as Curriculum Vitae and photos can be found at page Personal Information

Web-site tools

All requirements with respect to web-site and the documents and used tools and file formats can be found at Web-site Tools

Miscellaneous

Everything which does not nicely fit elsewhere, such as Open Source, but also some old (obsolete due to refactoring) stuff can be found at page Miscellaneous