Domain Neutral Enterprise Architecture Framework (DNEAF)
An enterprise architecture framework is designed to support either a program office or project in developing detailed top-down architecture specifications. The DNEAF is supported by the TCGAF and UPESE methodologies that are configured from the respective frameworks described below. The DNEAF has been presented at several Object Management Group (OMG) technical workshops by the Enterprise Systems Architecture Laboratory (ESAL) located in Stockholm, Sweden. Examples of organizations that have used the DNEAF include IBM, Fujitsu Services, Cap Gemini, Ericsson and various government entities in the United States and Europe.
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Enterprise Integrated Development and Operations Environment (EIDOE)
Successful IT Architecture bears many similarities to the more commonly understood architecture of designing buildings. In both fields, the work and skill development takes place in the context of a design studio. In traditional architecture and art, the design studio is a place where masters convey their skills and techniques to their journeymen and apprentices. By definition, such a design studio is called an atelier. An atelier is much more though. It is also a place of design collaboration. The Internet takes design collaboration to a new level by enabling the virtual design studio where collaboration can now take place between geographically dispersed teams. The emergence of the Virtual Atelier enables collaboration on both single-task and multi-task assignments where architectural concepts and design patterns can be effectively and efficiently applied to building global enterprise solutions.
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Transitional and Comparative Gap Analysis Framework (TCGAF)
A configurable framework and methodology that incorporates support for the DNEAF allowing an organization to conduct both a Transitional and a Comparative Gap Analysis in mapping out an Information Technology (IT) Strategy. Transitional Gap Analysis (TGA) supports examining the current state of an organization compared with one or more target states. Comparative Gap Analysis (CGA) supports the quantitative evaluation of different possible solution approaches to achieving a given target state using measurable economic inputs relating to Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Return on Investment (ROI) and Return on Value (ROV). TCGAF incorporates the Balanced Score Card and the PENG analysis model to provide a quantitative measurement framework that can be mapped to DNEAF elements. The TCGAF is the latest framework and methodology offered by Aurenav with development and support through the Aurenav Research Institute laboratories located in Seattle, Washington, USA and in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Unified Process for Enterprise Solution Engineering (UPESE)
An agile adaptation of the Unified Process that incorporates management (both PMI and PRINCE2 are supported) and infrastructure (ITIL standard) concerns. Current models support Rational XDE, Rational Rose, Rational Software Architect and Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. Model frameworks are available in UML 1.x and UML 2.x. Program and project templates are available as MS Word 2003 document formats. Rational SoDA templates are available for Rational XDE and Rational Rose Enterprise. Training material and courses are also available. Examples of organizations that have used the UPESE include IBM and Fujitsu Services.
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