UNMATCHED ARCHITECTURE CONSULTING, PROJECT DESIGN AND WORLD-RENOWN MASTER CLASSES
IDesign Europe focuses on the design and architecture phases of software development with our architecture consulting and project design. As such we are unique in the industry, and have attained a unique position of industry leadership and reputation.
We believe that the technical aspects of design and architecture are inseparable from the people that need to successfully deliver, and so we offer our customers the world-renowned Master Classes on the skills required of modern software architects and project leaders and their professional growth.
IDesign Europe architecture consulting engagements are short, dedicated, effective and very intense. The goal is to produce some 40-60 design diagrams depicting the various design aspects of the system, including definition of services and logical tiers, allocation to assemblies, run-time processes, identity management, security authentication and authorization, transaction management, and thread synchronization. Developers can then simply use these diagrams as the system’s blueprint and continue to construct the system.Our engagements are typically 2 to 5 days in duration, where we review the product requirements and architecture, provide feedback or a new design, and work with the lead developer or architect on a vertical slice implementation of the architecture.
Project Recovery is the stern and ruthless process of saving a stranded project from canceling. If you are afraid of hurting people’s feelings Project Recovery is not for you. Not all projects can or should be saved.
Project Recovery will set the project back on schedule, on budget and on quality. This will often require negotiating a new schedule that is calibrated to what the team can deliver. A new scope will be set. Something is better than nothing.
Project Recovery is a limited time period of strong intervention. The goals are to stop hemorrhaging and deliver on a new date and scope. In this Project Design will be key. The project will be manageable, and faith will be restored across the stakeholders.
The Recovery Mindset implies regaining control. Decisive action is key often requiring big changes. Time for tweaks has long passed. Here common best practices do not work since they are mostly in the preventative domain. Recovery is a short-term bridge from despair to delivery.
If you suspect your project is in need of recovery we will help you evaluate the state of the project and assess whether the project is a recovery candidate. For more information contact Jarkko Kemppainen.
The objective of Project Design is to determine the best overall plan which balances architecture, schedule, cost, resources and risk. It eliminates gambling on feasibility, death march, wishful thinking and expensive trial and errors. IDesign Europe's project design consulting engagement is a week-long, effective and efficient way of designing the project required to build your software system. IDesign Europe will help your project manager and architect produce not one project plan, but several plans representing different project design options. Each of these options is a structured, comprehensive and objective combination of schedule, cost, and risk. It is then up to the project manager and the architect to present these options to management and to recommend the best project design option. IDesign Europe will show you how to correctly handle changes to priorities, resources, deadlines, estimations and features, allowing you to constantly stay on schedule and on budget.
An architect who will work part or full time on a solution, mostly remote, becoming intimately familiar with the requirements and architecture. This enables the architect to help modify or supplement the architecture, and guides through on-going detailed design decisions. The architect is often instrumental in the project plan design and implementation choices.The options are : Interim Chief Architect - mentoring new architecture teams, Design Review ,Project Design, Detailed Design and Team Pilot -guide a team from initial design and planning through production delivery, doing everything "the right way", fully leveraging IDesign' s expertise across process, design and technology (often coupled with Interim Chief Architect).
The role of the architect or a CTO is a lonely one. Finding a coach who can truly spar with you as an equal is not available at your organization. This is the reason you rose to the top in the first place. IDesign Europe takes on 4 mentees per year for an intense year-long mentoring program. You will be assigned to an IDesign architect in a 1:1 ratio in a true apprenticeship manner. We will ensure that the skills and the habits mentioned in the AMC are ingrained in you. For more information contact Jarkko Kemppainen.
IDesign Europe can perform a comprehensive design review of the current state of the architecture and provide an expert's opinion on the architecture, the use of technology, your development process and even alignment with the business goals. A comprehensive review will also provide guidance on the many smaller fine-grain design decisions that developers will have to make throughout your project's lifecycle. A current-state design review is an essential first step toward formalizing a clear strategy forward. We provide detailed report listing not just our recommendations but also priority sorting and skeletal action plan.
February 10-14, 2020
Join Jarkko Kemppainen and Max Zeier for a unique experience where you will be immersed in the activities of designing multiple systems in a collaborative environment and practice the IDesign Method.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
ARCHITECT'S MASTER CLASS
April 20-24, 2020
IDesign principal Juval Lowy conducts this unique opportunity for the professional software architect, mastering the skills and techniques required of today's modern software architects.
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
MODELING ARCHITECTURES USING AZURE FUNCTIONS
June 8-12, 2020
The class focuses on modeling architectures using Azure Functions. The model of the architecture is what in the IDesign Method is known as the Vertical Slice.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
PROJECT DESIGN MASTER CLASS
November 23-27, 2020
IDesign architect Max Zeier will conduct the Project Design (Advanced Architect's) Master Class, sharing IDesign's original techniques, ideas, and tools. Any architect, project lead or senior developer would benefit greatly from the class.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
THE IDESIGN EUROPE TEAM
Principal IDesign Europe
The winter war, Thermopylae, the mythical man-month, for Jarkko it is all the same. Software is war. With proper planning, design, preparation and the creation of great team morale magnificent outcomes can be realized with minimal resources. With over 30 years of experience in software and an equal amount of time in the martial arts Jarkko has merged these two paths into one way in the IDesign Method. Today Jarkko is the Principal and Chief Architect of IDesign Europe where he specializes in system design, project design, and project recovery. A leader of men, mentor and an inspirer, Jarkko personifies all that is good about IDesign: professional integrity, passion, dedication, and a unique set of skills honed for years under the tutorage of the IDesign Masters. Jarkko's experience spans police force, government, education, automotive, financial and gaming industries. He has created user groups specialized in Software Architecture and Project Design in the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland with plans for creating more all over Europe. Expect to see him and hear him speak in a city near you.
Founder of IDesign
Juval Löwy is the founder of IDesign and a master software architect specializing in system and project design. Juval has mentored hundreds of architects across the globe, sharing his insights, techniques, and breakthroughs, in architecture, project design, development process, and technology. Juval is Microsoft’s Regional Director for the Silicon Valley and had participated in the Microsoft internal strategic design reviews for C#, WCF and related technologies. Juval is a frequent speaker at major international software development conferences. Juval published several bestsellers, and his latest book is Righting Software, where he presents the proven, structured, and highly engineered approach to software design. Juval published numerous articles, regarding almost every aspect of modern software development and architecture. Microsoft recognized Juval as a Software Legend as one of the world's top experts and industry leaders.
Will Anderson specializes in architecting modular systems comprising of microservices that deliver true business agility. According to Will, the key to long term success is the combination of the system design with project design. Will has designed dozens of systems and projects, and has always delivered on schedule and on budget with uncompromising quality. On the technical front Will focuses on the Azure Service Fabric, microservices, actors and dynamic workflows. While being able to sling code with the best of them, Will knows that success depends much more in the transformation of corporate IT culture into one that values solid engineering, quality, measurable results, repeatable process and the people it employs. Besides being a veteran architect will is also a certified project manager, and was the Enterprise architect of a large corporation in the logistics and shipment area.
Every system, every project, and every challenge is an opportunity for Max to help individuals, teams and organizations grow. With solid engineering principles, battle-proven development processes and a strong focus on quality and accountability, Max enables teams to unleash their full potential and to build systems that deliver true business agility. Leveraging the vast IDesign knowhow of system design, project design, project recovery and technology, Max adds leadership and his passion for Software and people to the mix to develop the capabilities which are most relevant in a given context. With more than 15 years of experience as a software developer, project lead, team lead, and software architect, Max continuously hones his skills and mentors software architects around the world in their quest to continuously improve. Max also organizes local community events for software architects which have become very popular and which are fully booked on a regular basis.
Operations, IDesign Worldwide
At IDesign our mission is to change how software is built. We win or we learn and after we have learned we teach. This commitment to spreading excellence is what attracted Beth to join IDesign in 2012. Since then Beth's focus has been you, the aspiring architect. Over the years she has guided hundreds of senior developers and architects in their own path of excellence finding the right training, mentors, organizations and connections to further your careers.
The most important and most overlooked aspect in training of architects is project design. You can only succeed as an architect if you actually deliver on your promises and projects. Therefore it should not come as a surprise that Beth is also a teacher and a tutor in IDesign way of Project Design.