Architect's Master Class

About IDesign

IDesign focuses on the design phase of software development with our methodology that combines system design with project design. We have helped hundreds of companies to deliver on their commitments, and our Master Classes launched the careers of thousands of software architects the world over.

IDesign’s goal is to affect a change on the software industry, to help it mature into a modern engineering discipline. Software design today (if practiced at all) is still practiced as a craft, rather than a repeatable engineering methodology, in spite of the availability of an established well-known body of knowledge and design patterns. IDesign managed to literally mechanize the act of designing software systems. Design is not time consuming or even expensive, but done poorly it has drastic detrimental effect on the overall cost, time to market, maintainability, extensibility, quality, and even the developers morale and turnover rate. Using an analogy from the civil engineering industry, IDesign is really the engineering company that provides the building’s blueprints. While designing a building can be done in weeks, constructing it may take a couple of years. The same is true with software design: our engagements are relatively short, as little as two to five dedicated, effective days, where we analyze the requirements and produce the design. All of IDesign’s architects have unmatched experience with designing systems and projects, as well as world-renowned reputation as industry leaders.

We find there is no substitute for the in-person guidance, attention and long terms relationship with our customers, the architects and project managers. Our Master Classes, private Alumni forum, and clinics aim to produce not just experts, but leaders, who can head their team and projects across design, technology and process. We stay in touch with our customers, often for years, escorting their careers.

IDesign Chief Architects

Juval Löwy

Juval Lowy

Juval Löwy is the founder of IDesign and a master software architect specializing in system and project design. Juval has mentored hundreds of architects across the globe, sharing his insights, techniques, and breakthroughs, in architecture, project design, development process, and technology. Juval had participated in the Microsoft internal strategic design reviews for C#, WCF and related technologies. Juval is a frequent speaker at the major international software development conferences. Juval published several bestsellers, and his latest book is Righting Software (Addison-Wesley, 2019). Juval published numerous articles, regarding almost every aspect of modern software development and architecture. Microsoft recognized Juval as a Software Legend as one of the world's top experts and industry leaders.

Michael ‘Monty’ Montgomery

Michael ‘Monty’ Montgomery

Michael ‘Monty’ Montgomery is a master architect focusing on distributed systems, enterprise system architecture, SOA and mentorship. Monty has over 20 years of software-engineering experience across a broad spectrum of market segments including real-time control systems, scientific applications and healthcare. Monty’s passion is energizing organizations to successfully deliver sustainable innovation through the expert application of modern process, practice, and technology. Through this pursuit, Monty has operated as the chief software architect of a large corporation, managed, mentored and trained countless teams and led several effective architecture revolutions. Monty offers unique insight and experience with the IDesign’s original methodologies and techniques and has successfully employed them with numerous systems. Monty has written many articles on architecture sharing his unique From the Field perspective. Monty speaks regularly at .NET, IASA and industry related events around the US.

Jarkko Kemppainen

Jarkko Kemppainen

The winter war, Thermopylae, the mythical man month, for Jarkko it is all the same. Software is war. With proper planning, design, preparation and the creation of great team morale magnificent outcomes can be realized with minimal resources. With over 30 years of experience in software and an equal amount of time in the martial arts Jarkko has merged these two paths into one way in the IDesign Method. Today Jarkko is the Principal and Chief Architect of IDesign Europe where he specializes in system design, project design and project recovery. A leader of men, mentor and an inspirator, Jarkko personifies all that is good about IDesign: professional integrity, passion, dedication, and a unique set of skills honed for years under the tutorage of the IDesign Masters. Jarkko's experience spans police force, government, education, automotive, financial and gaming industries. He has created user groups specialized in Software Architecture and Project Design in the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Expect to see him and hear him speak in a city near you.

Petar Vučetin

Petar Vucetin

Petar Vučetin is a veteran solution architect focusing on line-of-business SOA applications. He has built distributed systems and applications for over twenty years. Petar became involved with computers at an early age--writing his own decompilers, hardware analyzers and micro-controller code. He has worked in manufacturing, financial, large scale retail, and other industries from which he draws his inspiration to deliver big-picture solutions for his current clients. Throughout his career, he has mentored teams and business leaders on how to deliver various projects on time and on budget. He continues to pursue his passions in practicing IDesign architecture and project design methods as well as building cloud-based solutions and utilizing them in connected systems. Besides his technical excellence, Petar is renowned for his application of mature and practical process, all the way from users personae to architecture and process design.

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