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OMG - Multiple tool vendors demonstrate exchange of UML models using XMI

by Nic Plum on Wednesday 13 January, 2010 - 21:43 GMT in Architecture FrameworkDODAFMODAFNewsStandardsTools and tagged with artisan studiodemonstrationibm rhapsodyinteroperabilitylockheed martinnewsno magic magicdrawomgsofteam modeliosparx systems enterprise architectsysmltoolupdmxmi 

From the Object Management Group (OMG) website: OMG’s Model Interoperability Demonstration a Success Multiple tool vendors demonstrate exchange of UML models using XMI Needham, MA, USA - January 4, 2010 - Members of OMG’s™ Model Interchange Working Group (MIWG) held an Interoperability ... [Read full article]

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Putting the Architectural Modelling Community First - What You Can Expect to See

by Nic Plum on Saturday 02 January, 2010 - 14:03 GMT in Site and tagged with blogforumfunplansitestructurewiki 

This current site is really only a interim site. What is intended is a site that properly supports the folks using TRAK or other MDAF-based architecture frameworks and one which represents the ethos behind it:- pragmatic - led by need and application - the human interface to the framework ... [Read full article]

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Building Knowledge of the World, in Small Steps - “Wikitecture”

by Nic Plum on Saturday 02 January, 2010 - 13:45 GMT in Architecture FrameworkTRAKArchitecture Modelling and tagged with evolveknowledgetrakwiki 

One of the purpose in standardising architecture models is making it easier to share. This isn’t the whole story, however, if all we end up doing is starting afresh or recreating models. The point of re-use isn’t just financial (although it saves money) - it’s that it allows us to add to what has ... [Read full article]

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Thoughts - “The TRAK Enterprise”

by Nic Plum on Saturday 02 January, 2010 - 12:11 GMT in Architecture FrameworkTRAK and tagged with boundaryconceptcv01enterpriseperspectivetrak 

This article presents some musings on how TRAK as an enterprise might be represented and how it might work. Needless to say there is an architecture description underpinning this!Capability Perspective - what are the likely goals? Concept Perspective - logical needs, connectivity & exchanges ... [Read full article]

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Demonstration Repository - TRAK - UK Rail Research, Strategy & Regulation, et al

by Nic Plum on Sunday 06 December, 2009 - 15:13 GMT in Architecture FrameworkTRAKArchitecture Modelling and tagged with architecture descriptiondemonstrationmodelrailresearchsparx systems enterprise architectstrategytrak 

A demonstration or sample repository has been created (and is ongoing) with the following aims:- testing the framework out - is it capable of representing the types of thing and relationships/dependencies in the rail and other industries (TRAK is a generic framework)? testing the plugin for Sparx ... [Read full article]

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Perspectives - Structure / Grouping of TRAK Viewpoints

by Nic Plum on Sunday 06 December, 2009 - 09:52 GMT in Architecture FrameworkTRAKStandards and tagged with capabilityconceptieee1471iso42010managementoperationalperspectiveprocurementsolutiontrak 

Architectural frameworks normally provide ways of grouping views that have a common aspect and these collections are known as perspectives. TRAK provides the following perspectives:- Enterprise (was ‘Capability’) – concerned with the overall enterprise and capabilities needed. Concept (was ... [Read full article]

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What is TRAK?

by Nic Plum on Monday 02 November, 2009 - 18:46 GMT in Architecture FrameworkTRAK and tagged with colaborationexchangehistorylondon undergroundmodafmodelportabilitystandardtrak 

TRAK - The Rail Architecture Framework - is an architecture framework (Editor - ‘no kidding’?) that was born within London Underground Ltd. based on MODAF and hence also DODAF. Like other architectural frameworks it provides a fixed grammar (objects and relationships) for representing the real ... [Read full article]

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What is the Point of this Site?

by Nic Plum on Saturday 31 October, 2009 - 13:00 GMT in Site and tagged with collaborationdodafgeneologyhistoryintroductionmodafmodelling stylenafpurposesitetooltrakutility 

Indeed, what is the point of this site? Why go to the trouble and suffer the frustrations in creating it? Why not simply “get a life”?Background It started with TRAK (very nearly a Hot Chocolate hit there!) - The Rail Architecture Framework - which I’ve been developing over the last year for London ... [Read full article]

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