Introducing Information Management for NoSQL

As Gartner warns in the report, adopting NoSQL storage can result in Information … read more

Introducing Quantitative Enterprise Architecture

It is rather ridiculous that the discussion on Data Driven Enterprise did not … read more

OWL Modelling for Information Architects

Business Abstraction delivered OWL training customised for experienced Information Architects. The target audience … read more

Enterprise View

Enterprise View is a set of Enterprise-level models and re-usable artifacts. Enterprise View is usually owned by a lead Enterprise Architect. In addition to Enterprise-specific models, it contains artifacts originally created by individual Projects that are identified as reusable by the Enterprise Architects

Business Level

Models have "business" level of abstraction when they do not refer to computer systems at all. Business Level models capture the essence of the business, thus providing full freedom in selecting the optimal IT solution. TOGAF Business Architecture and MDA Computation-Independent Model can be cited as examples of models done and business level of abstraction. The challenge of business-level modelling is to provide sufficient level of details without "contaminating" the model with system-specific details.

Functional Level

Functional Level models include Models that application behavior of a system or integration between multiple systems in platform-independent manner. MDA Platform-Independent Model, Logical Data Model and traditional Use Cases are the examples of Models that have "functional" level of abstraction.

Technical Level

Technical Level contains the Models that would be called Platform-Specific Models under MDA or Physical Models in Database Design. Technical models have direct and preferably automatic connection with software code.

Requirements Model

Requirements Model is a Collection of Requirements Statements that are not allocated to specific level of abstraction (say, Business) nor to a specific paradigm (say, Information Structure). Requirements Model is required hen some of the Requirements are provided by an external party in form of plain text or excel spreadsheets.