Perspective 5 - The System (Part 2)

Hello everyone!


I hope you are staying safe and healthy!


The last time we spoke we started the Part 1 discussion of the System. We specifically focused on:

  • What a system is

  • How a system works

  • How to identify systems

  • Why identifying and understanding the system is important

If you missed the previous blog post you can find it here.


In this post we are going to discuss a technique you can leverage to create a visual picture of how systems work together.


SYSTEM CONTEXT DIAGRAM

A system context diagram is a great visual to understand how systems work together. The diagram identifies a main system and what other systems interact with that main system, and what information is passed between systems at a high level. It’s a nice visual to gain context on the systems at play.

I have provided an example below, and I kept it simple merely for demonstration purposes.