Machine learning reference architecture

Architecture is a minefield. And creating a good architecture for new innovative machine learning systems and applications is an unpaved road. Architecture is not by definition high level and sometimes relevant details are of the utmost importance. But getting details of the inner working on the implementation level of machine learning algorithms can be very hard. So a reference architecture on machine learning should help you in several ways. Continue reading “Machine learning reference architecture”

Creating stupid software

Everyone wants to create smart solutions. You want a smart home, smart city and maybe even a smart government. I never meet people who want to create stupid software. The use of software should be idiot proof, but making things really simple to solve a complex problem is very hard.

Machine learning enables everyone to create smart solutions for very complex problems. At least that is a promise claimed by many commercial vendors selling you Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning (ML) driven solutions.  But getting the essence of machine learning means you must reset your brain. Continue reading “Creating stupid software”

The Zero (0) Complexity Business IT Design principles

Business IT Complexity prevention is a must for keeping your company agile and adaptive. Stop wasting time and money on complexity. Effective complexity prevention prevents hidden cost, improves quality and enforces an in-depth understanding of problems and customer needs. The 0CX (zero complexity) standard defines architecture and design principles to prevent complexity for new products. A high level of complexity often means serious risks and cost for systems. Especially for systems where humans, processes, software and new technology play a major role. Continue reading “The Zero (0) Complexity Business IT Design principles”

Solving problems requires systems thinking. Always!

When we try to solve problems one of the difficulties is that we humans are lazy. This means that we like to think of problems in terms of simple causal relations between a cause and the effect we see. It is not that we do not know it. We just like to think of problems and solutions in a very simple way. Linear and straightforward. Continue reading “Solving problems requires systems thinking. Always!”

The next version: The perfect frictionless writing collaboration project?

I faced a problem. I think a complex problem since it involved: people, openness and IT. So an ideal mix for testing tools suited for complex problem solving.  A simple description of the problem is:

How to get more collaborators for working on the next version of the ‘Open Reference Architecture for Security and Privacy Reference Architecture’ publication? Continue reading “The next version: The perfect frictionless writing collaboration project?”

Open Architectures do not work: The need for real open Architectures

Architecture is a minefield. Architecture is not by definition high level and sometimes relevant details are of the utmost importance. It is not strange that the added value of architecture and architects within large companies and projects is under heavy pressure due to architecture failures at large and the emergence of agile approaches to solve business IT problems. Continue reading “Open Architectures do not work: The need for real open Architectures”

The Ultimate IT Architecture checklist

Smart people have been thinking on how to create IT architectures as long as there has been computers. Ideas come and go, however creating good architectures can still be complex and time consuming.

An architecture checklist helps in the governance process. Architecture checklists can become long, complex and time consuming in usage. However my aim with this architecture checklist is that it will help you and all your stakeholders involved in a simple way when you are dealing with architecture quality and risk aspects. Continue reading “The Ultimate IT Architecture checklist”