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Enterprise Continuum Toolbox Page

Enterprise Continuum elements are used to model the Architecture Continuum and Solutions Continuum of an enterprise. Using these elements you can create Architecture Building Blocks or Solutions Building Blocks by mapping to the appropriate architecture models or solution models (as diagrams, elements and models).

Enterprise Continuum Toolbox

Item

Description

Enterprise Continuum

A Package that models the Enterprise Continuum.

Tagged Values – ID, Architecturing Organization, Sponsoring Organization

Architecture Continuum

A Package that models the Architecture Continuum.

Solutions Continuum

A Package that models the Solutions Continuum.

Architecture

Captures summary views of the Architecture Landscape (i.e. the state of the enterprise) at particular points in time.

Tagged Values – ID, Category, Source, Owner, Subject Matter, View Point, Level Of Detail, Level Of Abstraction, Accuracy, Version, Maturity

Solution

Captures the summary views of a solution in place for a specific architecture.

Tagged Values – ID, Category, Source, Owner, Subject Matter, Time, Volatility, Version, Maturity

Architecture Building Block

Relates to the Architecture Continuum, and is defined or selected as a result of the application of the ADM.

Tagged Values – ID, Description, Owning Organization, Rationale, ServicePortfolio

Solutions Building Block

Relates to the Solutions Continuum, and can be either procured or developed.

Tagged Values – ID, Description, Supplier Organization

ABB Mapping

Connector to map the architectural models and artifacts to the Architecture Building Blocks.

SBB Mapping

Connector to map the solution models and artifacts to the Solutions Building Blocks.

Guides

Connector to represent guides relationships. Architecture Building Blocks guide the development of Solutions Building Blocks.

Supports

Connector to represent supports relationships. Solutions Building Blocks support the development of other Solutions Building Blocks.

Leverage Direction

Connector to represent the direction of leveraging of architecture and solution components.