01 April 2011 - I have written a 32 page white paper on The Mathematics of IT Simplification. This paper suggests a mathematically grounded approach to simplifying large complex IT systems. This approach is called synergistic partitioning. Synergistic partitioning is based on the mathematics of sets, equivalence relations, and partitions. This approach has several advantages over traditional decompositional design:
- It produces the simplest possible partition for a given system.
- It is directed, or deterministic, meaning that it always comes out with the same solution.
- It can determine the optimal partitioning of a system with very little information about that system.
You can pick up a copy of the paper here (it's easy, no registration or cost) and discuss it by leaving comments right here.