Systems Thinking and Software Architecture


MIT SDM Systems Thinking Webinar Seriesmiyachi

Christine Miyachi, SDM Alumnus and Principle Systems Engineer and Architect, Xerox Corporation

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Date: February 14, 2011

About the Presentation

Software architecture is an elusive topic — even to professionals who work with software day in and day out. Although software architecture is often deemed required, it’s frequently dropped when the schedule gets tight (and the schedule always gets tight). However, software architecture will occur by default by daily decisions made by a project team. This webinar highlights specific tools proven to work in real project situations.

About the Speaker

SDM alumna Christine Miyachi has over 25 years of experience working for both start ups and large corporations. She has a weekly blog about software architecture: She is currently a Principal Systems Engineer and Architect at Xerox Corporation and holds several patents. Miyachi graduated from the University of Rochester with a BS in Electrical Engineering. She holds two MIT graduate degrees: an MS in Technology and Policy/ Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and and an MS in Engineering and Management (SDM). Her full resume is at

The MIT System Design and Management Program Webinar Series on Systems Thinking for Contemporary Challenges features research conducted by SDM faculty, alumni, students, and industry partners. The series is designed to disseminate information on how to employ systems thinking to address the engineering, management, and socio-political components of complex challenges.