As the power of technology grows, each of us needs to manage increasingly complex systems.

We need a structured approach to understanding how the technology, people, and processes around us behave, so that we can reliably get the results the business needs, every time. That’s where systems architecture comes in.

Infrastructure systems architecture means creating a better-functioning whole out of pieces that are too complex to hold in your mind all at one time.

It means creating a conceptual design and model that explains not only how to build the system, and what it will do, but why it will do it; and then using that understanding to create practical solutions to complex problems.

It’s more than just technology. Think about the largest engineering and construction projects – the world’s great hydroelectric dams, or the interstate highway system – and how they have performed successfully for generations now; and imagine not just the masterful engineering but also the understanding of system dynamics that was needed.

Or consider space flights – perhaps the most complex projects humans have undertaken; and imagine not just the technology but the management and forethought that was required for it to succeed.

At an everyday level, the projects we undertake today in business have the same characteristics of increasing complexity, fewer human minds per task, and higher monetary stakes per employee, regardless of the scale involved.

Infrastructure systems architecture is a discipline that provides tools and algorithms to help us manage the complexity that increases around us every day.

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