Presentation on theme: "EC. The Enterprise Continuum describes a view of the Architecture Repository that provides methods for classifying architecture and solution artifacts,"— Presentation transcript:
The Enterprise Continuum describes a view of the Architecture Repository that provides methods for classifying architecture and solution artifacts, showing how the different types of artifact evolve, and how they can be leveraged and reused.
The Enterprise Continuum enables the architect to articulate the broad perspective of what, why, and how the enterprise architecture has been designed with the factors and drivers considered. The simplest way of thinking of the Enterprise Continuum is as a view of the repository of all the architecture assets.
The Architecture Continuum offers a consistent way to define and understand the generic rules, representations, and relationships in an architecture. The Solutions Continuum provides a consistent way to describe and understand the implementation of the assets defined in the Architecture Continuum.
At relevant places throughout the TOGAF ADM, there are pointers to useful architecture assets at the relevant level of generality in the continuum classification
Architectures are partitioned because: Organizational unit architectures conflict with one another. Different teams need to work on different elements of architecture at the same time and partitions allow for specific groups of architects to own and develop specific elements of the architecture. Effective architecture re-use requires modular architecture segments that can be taken and incorporated into broader architectures and solutions
In the current state of the tools market, many enterprises developing enterpr ise architectures struggle with the issue of standardizing on tools, whether they seek a single ‘‘one size fits all’’ tool or a multi-tool suite for modeling architectures and generating the different architecture views required.