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Thought Leaders in the effective use of Systems Architecture, Methods and Tools for over 30 years


We were founded in 1982 by Bob Jarvis and Geof Carrington and have remained a boutique consultancy ever since. We operate on the Business/IT intersection - our area is Systems Architecture and we have gained international recognition for our innovation and expertise in Enterprise and Service-oriented Architecture.

Typical activities we have been involved in include Strategic Business Planning, Enterprise Architecture, Business Requirements Analysis, Organisational Structuring, Business Analysis, Business Process Engineering, Infrastructure Optimisation, Information Architecture, Data Analysis, Component Based Development, Service Oriented Architecture, Application Portfolio Planning, Technical Architecture and Platform Rationalisation, Project Portfolio Planning, Programme and Project Management.

We developed our Systems Architecture Method (SAM) which is a comprehensive methodology for developing and exploring business models. SAM includes detailed processes and procedures for defining, building, analysing, maintaining and disseminating the models and underlying definitions. We also developed our Systems Architecure Toolkit. Uniquely this is built completely using Microsoft Office and Visio (in which we have considerable expertise) and provides diagram templates, on-line data entry forms, queries and analytical tools and publishing capabilities. These are all based on the foundation of a comprehensive, flexible repository.  Follow the Quick Links on this page for summary details. Go to the Our Methods and Our Tools pages to drill down into how it all works.  

We have acquired extensive experience of Health and Social Care systems architecture over the years, having worked on major projects at national and regional level around the world. Our experience, methods and tools have been encapsulated in Microsoft’s Connected Health Framework of which we were the principal authors. The framework is currently in use, either as a whole or in part, in over 30 countries.

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