- A TOGAF® ADM-based architecture & modeling repository
- Implemented TOGAF® 9 content meta-model (Inc. TOGAF attributes)
- Complete set of TOGAF® artifact & deliverable templates (TOGAF views & viewpoints)
- Attractive TOGAF® 9 Visio notations
- TOGAF® 9.1 and ArchiMate® 2.0 diagram validation rules
- TOGAF® "How To" BPMN processes and other reference guides
- Gap analysis reports
A TOGAF® ADM-based architecture & modeling repository
The solution consists of a preconfigured iServer repository designed to give you a very quick start with TOGAF® 9. It is built around the ADM, contains a complete set of TOGAF® deliverables and artifact types (MS Office document templates & Visio model templates) aligned to the appropriate phases of the ADM, views and matrix reports, meta-data to monitor data against a time horizon, building block status information and other key TOGAF® measures. This is supported by full versioning ensuring integrity of enterprise architecture content.
Implemented TOGAF® 9 content meta-model
iServer supports the TOGAF® 9 core content meta-model and extensions. Orbus Software have pre-defined and configured the repository based on the meta-model from the current TOGAF® 9 documentation, meaning that you don't need to spend months configuring it yourself. The TOGAF® meta-model includes the building block classifications (such as Actor, Logical Application Component), meta-definitions and relationship types that will be used in the Repository and can be customized whenever necessary.
TOGAF® artifact and deliverable templates (TOGAF® views and viewpoints)
Templates for TOGAF® deliverables and artifacts (viewpoints and views such as documents, models, catalogs, matrices) are provided for each ADM phase, ready to use in the most appropriate Microsoft Office applications. Entities in the meta-model have been defined and pre-assigned to different templates (TOGAF® 9 viewpoints) so there is no guess work involved when deciding which meta-model entities should be modeled or communicated in which diagram.
Attractive TOGAF® 9 Visio notations
A pre-defined notation set (Visio stencil) matching the modeling artifacts defined by TOGAF® is included part of our solution. Unlike other notations provided by tool vendors, ours are easily interchangeable and extensible - If you are already using Visio stencils to represent your artifacts, there is no need to change. A small sample of the TOGAF® notation is shown below:
Orbus also provides an easy to use Visio Stencil and usage guide for the Open Group's ArchiMate Notation. Once The Open Group have fully aligned ArchiMate and TOGAF® 9, a new release of the TOGAF® solution will be issued containing a complete set of deliverable and model templates based on the ArchiMate notation set.
The ArchiMate stencil can be found in iServer Downloads
TOGAF® 9.1 and ArchiMate® 2.0 diagram validation rules
The iServer TOGAF® Solution includes a robust rules engine which allows modelers to validate their diagrams against the TOGAF® 9.1 and ArchiMate®2.0 meta-models. Visual Indicators on diagrams show warnings of errors in the way the diagram is drawn (for example - incorrectly used connectors) and on demand validation of diagrams (at the click of a button) generates validation reports listing any errors/conflicts. This facility reduced the time needed for new users to learn TOGAF® and ArchiMate® and promotes adherence to these de facto standards/notations.
TOGAF® "How to": BPMN processes and other reference guides
BPMN process models explain the steps required to complete each phase in TOGAF®, and the inputs and outputs required in diagrammatic form. "How to" guides are included for using the TOGAF® solution with iServer, including how to generating catalogs, generating customized views and creating matrices.
Gap analysis report
Use iServer's current to future states comparison report to satisfy the TOGAF® 9 requirement for 'Gap Analysis' artifacts. This report helps identifies omissions in order to highlight items such as building blocks and or objects to be eliminated and or built / acquired as part of enterprise architecture work packages.
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