ESI 2.20 Course system architecting
ESI offers a four-day course on system architecting. This is a valuable extension of ESI's knowledge transfer portfolio.
The target audience consists of (potential) architects and stakeholders that cooperate intensely with the architect, such as project leaders, product managers, and group leaders. The maximum number of participants is 16.
The course is based on a specific vision on the role of a system architect. According to that vision a system architect is responsible that a system fits in the context and that a system has a sound design. The architect collaborates with many other people in the product creation, such as project leaders, product managers, and more specialized engineers. The architect needs a significant amount of technical and non-technical know-how and a lot of skills to perform this job.
The course follows the principle of viewpoint hopping. Time boxing is applied: a suitable amount of time is reserved for each viewpoint, typically half a day. The following viewpoints are covered:
- Tasks and responsibilities of architects;
- Basic reasoning ( the CAFCR framework: functional view);
- Basic reasoning ( the CAFCR framework: conceptual and realization Views);
- Basic reasoning ( the CAFCR framework: Customer and Application Views);
- Cross-view architecting;
- Business processes and organization;
- Product families and platforms.
The course involves a significant amount of activity by the participants to work on an architecture case.
Our courses are regularly updated to include new material and incorporate attendee feedback. The course now contains new results from the ESI research projects (for example, the A3 approach) and a new architecture case around a wirelessly connected camera.
Number of participants
Location and costs
Embedded Systems Institute, TU/e Campus, Laplace-building 0.10 Den Dolech 2, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Costs (excluding V.A.T.)
€ 2.100 per person
Note that costs are for the timeframe from January 2011 to December 2011.
Tel. +31 (0)40 247 8216
Ir. Sjir van Loo, Philips Research
Dr. Pierre America, Philips Research
Dr. ir. Eef van Heusden, Amplify IT-Consultancy B.V.
Prof.dr. Gerrit Muller, Embedded Systems Institute