Reading Guide Gaudí System Architecting site
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
Regular visitors find an overview of recent changes at:
Searching documents at the Gaudí site
Visual oriented people can find the figure they are looking for via the
, 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.
To search textual in the site use Google with site:gaudisite.nl
The Gaudí project
This site is the evolving output of the Gaudí project
The page System Architecting
addresses the architect
within the business:
- What is the role and the task of the (system) architect?
- How does the architect do his work?
- What are the main activities of the architect?
- How does the architect fit in the organization?
- What kind of person is the architect?
- How does architecting fit in the business?
An alternative view on documents in this area can be found at:
Map of Gaudí Papers
Map of Gaudí Slides
The page Architectural Reasoning
addresses the way an architect can do his work. It shows many tools that belong to the
- Conceptual modeling
- The CAFCR model
- Tools per view (Customer Objectives, Application, Functional, Conceptual and Realization)
- Reasoning in multiple dimensions
The same material has been reused to write a
. The research method, scientific positioning and
evaluation has been added, while the material itself has been condensed.
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:
- Documentation decomposition
- System Integration
- Work shops
The research question: "How to effectively create product families and populations of
software intensive products" is addressed on the page:
The research question:" How to create products which fit in the human measure"
is addressed on the page:
Case material, mostly old public presentations,
which is not too business sensitive is published at the following pages:
Many courses are derived from the Gaudí material.
The overview of the courses can be found at page
The full course material can be found at the following pages
- SARCH 5 day course system architecting for (potential) architects,
group-leaders, project-leaders, product managers, chief designers
- SEMA 5-day course architectural reasoning using conceptual modeling
- SERP course consisting of 9 workshops reflective practice
- SEMP master project description and workshops or preparation
Relevant architecting links
are maintained on a low effort basis at
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
Information about Gerrit Muller, the author of most Gaudí material, such as Curriculum Vitae and photos
can be found at page
All requirements with respect to web-site and the documents and used tools and file formats
can be found at
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