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by Nic Plum on Monday 16 August, 2010 - 11:45 GMT
At the risk of descending into the BBC’s habit of trailing their own programmes ...
Thanks to a post from Rich Hilliard on the TRAK group on LinkedIn I came across Tom’s article on his blog about TRAK, posted on Saturday titled ‘How to get enterprise-architecture on TRAK’:
At last – at last – there’s now a ‘framework for enterprise-architecture’ that’s actually worthy of that title. ...
Although in a few places this does show its physical-engineering heritage, in effect this is a generic high-level metamodel suitable for use in enterprise-architectures for any type of organisation. (This is a very important contrast to the metamodels in TOGAF or even in Archimate [Business, Application and Technology layers], which at present are effectively usable only for IT-centric architectures in information-oriented enterprises such as banks, finance, insurance and the like.) ...
and it finishes
Anyway, definitely worth a detailed look. Even from a fairly cursory review to date, my own strong opinion is that for TOGAF-type architecture-developments that could touch any space beyond IT, we should all standardise on something like this as a base-metamodel, rather than the as-yet unusably-incomplete one provided in the TOGAF 9 specification.
Recommended – very recommended.
Not all bad then!
- What Would a TRAK View Look Like in a Graph Database? Part 1 (33% )
- Solution Risk, Vulnerability, Threat and Mitigation - Does Risk Need to be Separate from Event? (33% )
- Risk and Threats - The Common Ground Between Security and Safety? (33% )
- Definitions - What Exactly is a Risk? (33% )
- Just When You Thought It Was Safe - EntiTy Returns (33% )
by Nic Plum on Saturday 02 January, 2010 - 14:03 GMT
Posted in Site
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 (usability, affordance etc.)
- open - decisions, rationale, explanation
- democratic - involve the community in the site content rather than broadcast top down what I/we think folks need. The centre of gravity ought to be with the users rather than the specifiers-of the framework
- fun - why not? Systems thinkers/engineers and architects are real, dare I say it ‘whole’ people and all sides need to be addressed
- dynamic - the content needs to be able to change and adapt to new circumstances, thinking or practice
What You Might Expect
The features that you should expect to see are:-
- each section of the site is a ‘blog’
- articles can be discussed and commented on by site members
- updates notified by RSS news feeds
- articles can be linked together, tagged, put into categories and dynamically sorted/displayed and searched for by users
- discussion forums
- tool support
- use of architecture frameworks
- modelling / repository organisation - not governed by frameworks but important and common to all
- architects can submit examples of views to help others
- wiki to hold facts on architecture frameworks e.g. metamodel elements, use of UML tools, tips, plugins etc.
- single sign-on to comment, add a forum discussion or to add to the wiki
- everyone can see everything - nothing hidden
- only site members can contribute or comment - contributors and commenters recognised and stand up to the mark!
- fun / anarchic humour
- the lighter side
- not taking life too seriously
- This is But One Part of a Bigger “Whole” (29% )
- Risk and Threats - The Common Ground Between Security and Safety? (14% )
- Architecture Description Language (ADL) vs Architecture Framework (14% )
- Standards - Site Appearance in Internet Explorer 8 vs Anything Else (14% )
- Keep Clear Separation Between the Concerns that Each Architecture View Addresses (14% )