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Software architecture aims to describe the high level structures of software as well as the discipline of creating them.

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Design patterns



Workshop formats



  • Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect - Object-oriented modelling suite. Only available natively for Windows.
  • Visual Paradigm - Similar to Enterprise Architect. Available for multiple platforms.
  • Lucidchart - Paid cloud-based diagram editor. Available on all common platforms.
  • - Free and simple diagram editor. Comparable to Visio and its likes. Available on all common platforms.
  • Structurizr - Modelling tool based on the C4 Model (see above).
  • PlantUML - Like markdown for diagrams, PlantUML renders an english-like grammer into diagrams.
  • PlantUML for Atlassian - Adds support for PlantUML-based diagrams in the atlassian suite.



  • Scrum - Framework for developing and maintaining complex products.
  • SAFe - Scalable agile framework.
  • Nexus - Scalable Scrum according to Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum.

Lean software development

Extreme programming

  • Extreme Programming - The most specific of the popular agile processes, focusing on engineering and development practices.




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