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I’m a guru, not a god: A Tao of System Architecture


Why do some systems succeed and others fail?

Is the philosophy/mindset of those designing a system really important?

What are the characteristics of successful systems?

Can pigs really fly?

These are important questions for those working with and designing systems–whether technical, business, or otherwise. And the answers can determine whether the resultant system will operate smoothly and support growth, or degenerate into instability and chaos.

During this session, I’ll lead the discussion by sharing the answers I’ve developed over the years through experience, the advice of much wiser mentors, and by studying various types of systems to discover their commonalities.


Minnebar 5 (2010-05-22)


Mark Beckman