Get the 1000ft view
How do you maintain an understanding of the structure of your software? A lot of the problems we are dealing with are becoming very large. Especially large organizations have huge portfolios of software, and it is very difficult to understand what they are and how they work together. You generally only either get the 30000 foot view where every system has a small little box and lines between them denote an arbitrary relationship or you have the ground level view where you are looking at actual source code, but that doesn't help the developers, that doesn't help the management and that doesn't help the enterprise architects. So we are looking for a way to actually find some middle ground to get a 100 foot view, to get a better understanding of software systems.
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