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Architecting for System Performance

Architecting for System Performance

Learn how to architect business critical performance attributes

What is this course all about?

This course addresses the architecting of business critical performance attributes of complex high tech systems. These attributes are generally time, resource and throughput related. The course covers performance architecting from an external (market, business) and internal  (design) perspective. Participants will develop an open, reflective, critical and problem solving attitude and related skills. This will be combined with applying practical models and methods.

What will this course cover?

The overall goal of the course is to provide (System) Architects with a thorough understanding and related skills regarding the architecting of business critical system performance attributes. At the end of this course, the participants will:

  • Understand the notion of system performance in its wider context.
  • Being able to reason about performance architecting from a Marketing, Business and Design point of view.
  • Be able to apply methods and conceptual models for analyzing, designing and evaluating performance attributes.

The course starts with a number of industrial cases to put performance architecting in the right context and discusses practical models and methods that are common to all classes of performance attributes (like modeling and budgetting). Next, the course will focus on time-oriented performance by discussing topics like resource management and scheduling. During the course, an integral team assignment will be carried out based on an industrial case.

Meet your coaches!

Gerrit Muller

Gerrit received his Master’s degree in physics from the University of Amsterdam in 1979. He then worked at Philips Medical Systems as a system architect until 1997, followed by two years at ASML as a systems engineering manager, returning to Philips (Research) in 1999.

He joined the Embedded Systems Institute (ESI) as a senior Research Fellow in 2003. ESI was integrated in TNO in 2013 as the research group Embedded Systems Innovation by TNO. At TNO-ESI his focus lies on developing system architecture methods and the education of system architects.

Gerrit is also professor of systems engineering at University College of South East Norway in Kongsberg, Norway. He received his doctorate in 2004, with his thesis 'CAFCR: A Multi-view Method for Embedded Systems Architecting; Balancing Genericity and Specificity'.