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What Would a TRAK View Look Like in a Graph Database? Part 1

by Nic Plum on Monday 31 August, 2015 - 15:38 GMT in Architecture FrameworkTRAKStandardsTools and tagged with complianceconformancegraphiso42010standardtraktripletuple 

The trouble with using a lot of the enterprise architecture tools is that they were originally developed for software development. This means that they tend to focus on / provide functionality for the expression of objects rather than relationships and they typically use software notation to ... [Read full article]


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]


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]


Using Relationships and a Repository - Visualisation

by Nic Plum on Sunday 21 November, 2010 - 14:32 GMT in Architecture ModellingTools and tagged with berlowrelationshiprepositoryvisualisation 

This is a recurring theme. Systems-thinking, systems engineering and architecture description are primarily concerned with identifying and managing the important relationships with other things in the world. They are relationship-centric rather than object-centric. It is often hard for folks used ... [Read full article]


Trapped in an Unfulfilled Relationship? Perhaps Wise Not to Rush for a Tool Just Yet

by Nic Plum on Thursday 24 June, 2010 - 16:04 GMT in Architecture ModellingTools and tagged with exploitisserelationshipsoftwaretool 

Relationships are one of the cornerstones to using an architecture framework, even more so if you’ve constrained the permutations of allowed relationships and object types though imposing a metamodel. For starters if you select (choose) an element in your model you know that it can only be ... [Read full article]


TRAK Receives an INCOSE 2010 Working Group Award

by Nic Plum on Wednesday 13 April, 2011 - 14:56 GMT in Architecture FrameworkTRAKNews and tagged with awardeventincoselondonsystems engineeringteam 

TRAK benefits from a lot of effort put in by a group of people who do this because they believe in it and have the motivation to get stuck in. A lot of this is invisible behind the scenes work and it is all unpaid. I can’t deny that it is nice, however, when this effort is recognised. It was ... [Read full article]


TRAK LinkedIn Group Created

by Nic Plum on Friday 30 July, 2010 - 13:52 GMT in Architecture FrameworkTRAK and tagged with grouplinkedinsteering grouptrak 

It’s been a busy week. Yesterday saw the first meeting of the TRAK Steering Group in London chaired by the Department for Transport. No doubt more on that in another post. Partly because everyone seems to do it and because it makes sense group has been created on LinkedIn ... [Read full article]


TRAK is in the Wild - Now an Open Source Enterprise Architecture Framework

by Nic Plum on Sunday 21 February, 2010 - 10:02 GMT in Architecture FrameworkTRAKNewsStandards and tagged with definitiondepartment for transportenterprise architectgfdlgnulondon undergroundmdgmetamodelopen sourceprofilereleasesourceforgesparx systemstrakumlviewpoint 

TRAK has been released, thanks to the foresight of London Underground Ltd., under an open source license. Releasing TRAK under open source is important becauseit is a standard to facilitate the exchange of architecture models it recognises that there are many who could contribute expertise if ... [Read full article]


TRAK is a Finalist in the 2011 IET Innovation Awards

by Nic Plum on Monday 26 September, 2011 - 12:14 GMT in Architecture FrameworkTRAKNews and tagged with awardietinnovationinstitutelondonnewstrak 

TRAK is a finalist in the 2011 IET Innovation Awards. As the IET say: The IET Achievement Awards recognise the exceptional achievements of individuals working in the engineering and technology profession, from the well-known scientist to the fledgling engineer. It was judged under the IET’s Asset ... [Read full article]


TRAK Article Published by The Institution of Engineers (Singapore)

by Nic Plum on Friday 13 January, 2012 - 17:11 GMT in Architecture FrameworkTRAK and tagged with incoseinstitutepublicationsingaporetrak 

This is one of those slightly strange happenstance events - completely unplanned although not beyond the original intent. At the 2010 INCOSE Annual Systems Engineering Conference Chris Lowe and I presented on ‘Human Factors - On the Right TRAK?’ which looked at the consideration of human factors ... [Read full article]



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