Last updated: 2017-05-02
This blog contains some info useful for System SW Architecture.
Types of Process Frameworks
System SW Architecture (SA) is one of many types of process frameworks.
In this blog I am dealing with process frameworks of the following kinds:
- Enterprise Architecture (EA). Is an umbrella architecture going cross the other architectures.
- Business Architecture (BA). Also called
- Business Capability Management
- Information Architecture (IA). Contain IT Data models
- System SW Architecture (SA). Contain IT systems. Also called:
- Solution Development Method
- Technology Architecture (TA). Contain IT Infrastructure.
- Operations Management (OM). Also called:
- Service Management
- Project Management (PM)
The architectures provides input from 1. EA downwards to 6. OM (P1-23).
They also interact (P1-12, P2-27).
Architecture Frameworks (AF)
The Architecture Frameworks from ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010:2011 (revision of IEEE Std 1471:2000) includes (among a lot of others):
Some frameworks/methods not in ISO 42010:
Architecture Framework Processes, Activities and Views
- The frameworks all have some Processes. Also called:
- Method = Process model = Life Cycle Model
- The processes are divided into Phases.
- The phases have some Activities.
- Some of the activities is to produce Views.
- The views are gathered into an Architecture Description (AD).
Many SW processes was made prior to or independent of ISO42010. A good common source of information is Software development processes.
- Rational RUP
- Microsoft MSF
- Adaptive SW Dev. (ASD)
- Dynamic System Dev. Method (DSDM)
- Lean SW Dev (LSD)
- Agile Modelling (AM)
- Agile Unified Process (AUP)
- ISO/IEC 12207 SW life cycle processes
The phases of all the processes can be mapped, so they can be compared.
|Process||0. Principles||1. Strategy||2. Design||3. Construct||4. Transistion||5. Operation||6. Improvement|
|Put Into service||Help Desk||Better Quality|
|EA||TOGAF||Prelim||A. Vision||B. Biz Arch
C. Systems Arch
D. Tech Arch
|EA||OIO||Y. Principper||A. Strategi||B. Forretning
|Design & Spec,
Specific Architecture Frameworks (AF)
AF SA – RWSSA
RWSSA is a framework for IT systems.
It gathers following into an Architecture Description (AD):
RWSSA Phases Activities and Views
- List from 42010 site
- List from RWSSA site