A few weeks ago I kicked off a new research endeavor aiming at closing the knowledge gap related to architectural concepts and methods, and how to integrate them with agile practices (see the blog post On Agility and Architectural Engineering). Today I released the first version of a dedicated knowledge base page consisting of selected … Continue reading Agility and Architectural Engineering – A New Knowledge Base Page
Agile Concepts and Methods are All the Rage Social media and market surveys indicate an increasing number of organizations reporting that they are applying agile practices (see e.g. ). Those practices are used by a wide range of organizations with different sizes, geographic locations, market roles and industry focus. At first, they were deployed on … Continue reading On Agility and Architectural Engineering
Some time ago I discovered the Slidedoc concept developed by Nancy Duarte. A Slidedoc is a document which was developed using presentation software and uses visuals and words to convey well-structured content without the attendance of a presenter. It is a medium that can be read easily and digested more quickly than either a document … Continue reading My First Slidedoc
Introduction It's been a while since I started to collect and review reference models for the domain of Smart, Connected Devices aka Internet of Things (IoT) (see this former blog post). A reference model is a standard decomposition of a known problem into parts that cooperatively solve the problem (see [BaCK2003, p. 24 ff.). It facilitates the transfer of knowledge … Continue reading Reference Models and Architectures related to Smart, Connected Devices and Internet of Things
Recently I'm involved in various activities around APIs and Microservices. Unfortunately, I discovered that especially in relation to Microservices, it's the same setting as with Digital Transformation. Usually the topics aren't put into perspective and therefore ignorance leads to the 'Great! It's new!' effect. However, a lot of the ideas, concepts, pattern and principles already … Continue reading New Knowledge Page focussing on REST, SOA, APIs and Microservices Available
My name is Dr. Stefan Malich and I devote myself to the disciplines of enterprise and software architecture. I started my career as a freelance IT consultant and software developer. In 2001 I joined the global management consulting company Accenture. Within the consulting business I developed many architectures and led several architecture teams mainly in … Continue reading Welcome to the Architectural Change Management Blog!