charting enterprise application complexity

Positioned TreeMap

The 'Positioned TreeMap' is layed out using a 2nd order Matrix Layout, which has been created as part of the Complexity Map.
An interactive demo is now available from the demo-page. If you're interested in this layout-algorithm, don't hesitate to contact Mark Hissink Muller.


In a well-architected application, the benefit of showing the individual application layers in correct order will be substantial. In this example, sub-systems that use a part of the system have been moved to the left of the diagram. Sub-systems that are used by (a part of) the system are moved to the right of the diagram.

Whether the visualization is done in squarified or positioned treemap form, quality (or the lack of it) can be visualized in separate layers highlighting different aspects.