Join waitlist?

1 on waitlist

Location image of event venue


Short Overview
Especially for previous participants in the ‘Architecture Engineering Workshop’ (the basis): we will assume this level of basic knowledge.

We will go deeper into the ARCHITECTURE ENGINEERING discipline.

The following themes will be treated:

- Advanced Planning Language for architecture: ‘Planguage’
- Estimating Architecture Costs: Dynamic Agile Architecture
- Handling Architecture Risks: every little detail is an opportunity.

In English.

Seminar Method:
The seminar will primarily be driven by questions from the participants.

We might introduce topics by a one hour lecture. We do have an agenda!

Direct reference to the free participant documentation (books, papers, slides, cases) will be used to answer in depth, rather than lengthy lectures. So we can handle a greater variety of questions.

Structure: Each day will primarily focus on one broad theme:

1. Architecture Planning Language
2. Architecture Cost Management
3. Architecture Risk Management

Some Topics we hope to cover in more depth (depending on participant questions):

Planning Language:
- methods for quantification of any value or quality driving the architecture
- advanced opportunities for modelling relationships
- advanced Value Decision Table uses
- analysis, and restructuring, of badly structured, unclear stakeholder critical requirements
- ‘architecture’s’ relationships to all other players
- the one-week project-startup planning
- the Evo (Evolutionary) Project management followup to architecture
- integrating Planning

Cost Management:
- the balance between initial estimates and step-wise re-estimates
- many types of costs: people, time, money, capital, operations, technical debt
- contracting for agile cost management: an architecture option
- quality and qualitative value measurement
- design to cost
- dynamic design to cost (example Cleanroom IBM)
- technical debt engineering: the green week example.
- can we expect to always deliver high quality on time, under budget?

Risk Management:
- rich language for specification of risks
- risk mitigation specification and processes
- architecture as a risk mitigation opportunity
- architecture decomposition principles: independent value delivery
- advanced agile: example advanced product owner role.
- architecture responsibility for risks

A Masterclass Diploma will be issued.

The Instructor: Tom Gilb.
Tom Gilb has written 10 published books in the IT sector. His main focus is to introduce real engineering methods to IT, so that it can successfully tackle large and complex systems, with 10x higher success rates. More information at - sign up for the free blog to get some sense of detail. Tom is an Honorary Fellow of the British Computer Society. His Planguage methods have been adopted by over 20,000 Intel Engineers, and are scheduled to be used by the USA IEEE to teach ‘Requirements’. He lives in Kolbotn and London, and is both US and Norwegian Citizen.

This course has not been held anywhere previously, and is designed for OSWA.

The course is over 3 days 09:00 to 16:00 each day