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SPA Software in Practice 2018 - How to draw better whiteboard sketches for software architectures

  • BCS London Office 5 Southampton Street London, England, WC2E 7HA United Kingdom (map)

SPA is the Software Practice Advancement specialist group of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and they organised and run the SPA conferences for 23 years. The next SPA Software in Practice conference will be held on 2nd – 4th July in BCS’s London office.

Conflux’s Founder and Head of Consulting Matthew Skelton will be delivering a talk on how to draw better whiteboard sketches for software architectures.

Better Whiteboard Sketches

Have you ever looked at a whiteboard sketch and thought “What are all these squiggles?!” This session is for you.

This is an interactive workshop for people who want to communicate more clearly using whiteboard sketches for software architecture, systems architecture, data flow, etc.

Using some simple principles (and a sprinkling of psychology) you will learn some practical techniques for making better whiteboard sketches. Your new sketches will be memorable for people and help to get across your points more clearly.


Learn more about how to communicate better with colleagues and clients and reduce ambiguity in diagrams without resorting to Visio or UML in the book Better Whiteboard Sketches by Matthew Skelton: