Improving on How Architectures are Described

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Published on January 20, 2009

Author: mikejwalker

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Description

The EATK has automated architecture description mechinisms built into Microsoft Word. With hooks into a metadata repository and process integration it solves traditional problems with existing tooling.

Enterprise Architecture Toolkit Changing the Role of Architecture Documents Mike Walker http://blogs.msdn.com/MikeWalker Global Architecture Strategist Platform Architecture Team Microsoft Corp.

What are We Talking About? Fundamentally improve how architectures are described, consumed and maintained

Challenges

Challenges Complexity

Challenges Tooling Complexity

Complexity

Complexity Document Overload

Documentation Overload

Complexity Document Overload Information Drain

Information Drain

Information Grave Yard

Information Grave Yard Scenario: File Share Grave Yard Architecture Document Server File Share

Complexity Document Overload Information Drain Suboptimal Process

Suboptimal Process

Suboptimal Process

Suboptimal Process Compartmentalized Information

Suboptimal Process Compartmentalized Information One Man Army Syndrome

Challenges Complexity

Tooling Challenges

Tooling Challenges Tool Landscape

Tool Landscape

Tool Landscape EA Tools are Niche and Fragmented Source: http://www.enterprise-architecture.info/EA_Tools.htm

Enterprise Architecture Toolkit System Architecture Document

Objectives

Objectives Leverage Existing Tools Empower Architects Foster Transparency

Objectives Empower Architects Foster Transparency

Leverage Existing Tools

Leverage Existing Tools

Leverage Existing Tools

Leverage Existing Tools System Architecture Document Template

Leverage Existing Tools System Architecture Document Template Extend the User Interface

Leverage Existing Tools System Architecture Document Template Extend the User Interface Support EA Tasks

Leverage Existing Tools

Objectives Leverage Existing Tools Foster Transparency

Empower Architects

Empower Architects

Empower Architects Collaborative Tools

Empower Architects Collaborative Tools Enable a Proactive Architecture Process

Empower Architects Collaborative Tools Enable a Proactive Architecture Process Support Architecture Decision Making

Empower Architects

Objectives Leverage Existing Tools Empower Architects

Foster Transparency

Foster Transparency

Foster Transparency Views into Existing Assets

Foster Transparency Views into Existing Assets Workflow Hosted

Foster Transparency Views into Existing Assets Workflow Hosted Decision Making Templates

More Information

More Information Microsoft Architecture Portal http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture Microsoft Enterprise Architecture Portal http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture/EA Mike Walker’s Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/MikeWalker

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