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  1. OMG Issue

UAF — Scope

  • Key: UAF-9
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Neil Kemp & Associates Inc ( Neil Kemp)
  • Summary:

    The Scope of the work does not fulfil the requirements of the Scope statement at the start of the document. In integrated architecture can only exist if the full context of the organization/business/enterprise is described. This necessitates understanding Purpose, the strategic environment, (not just operational things like weather, light, but political, social, economic ), their associated forces and drivers and the role of value. Everything in this document is dependant on this context and all of it is ignored.

    Based on a list of the participants I understand why these shortfalls exist, NATO does not create strategy, either does Canada DND, US DOD, strategy is created in Brussels, in the White House. These are the Board of Governors for their organizations.

    An integrated architecture description requires that that a Systems View that concerns an understanding of a system by examining the linkages and interactions between the components that comprise the entirety of that defined system, it cannot be done by working just with the pieces. I am a business architect. I am concerned with the form and nature of the enterprise system, with mergers and acquisitions and their impact on capability, value creation and deliver, control (also completely missing from the framework), and none of these things are represented.

    Also a huge disappoint is that the integration between process and information (BPMN and ERD) is not achieved. This is critical to execution

  • Reported: UAF 1.0b1 — Thu, 2 Feb 2017 20:37 GMT
  • Disposition: Closed; No Change — UAF 1.0
  • Disposition Summary:


    a) Strategic Domain allows to capture strategy, e.g. Enterprise Goals, Vision, Capabilities, Enduring Tasks, etc. UAF also allows to model Requirements and associate any UAF element to them.
    b) Mergers and acquisitions can be captured in Operational Domain
    c) BPMN compliance mode allows BPMN to be used to capture Operational Processes. Data objects in BPMN can be typed by Information Elements that can be further detailed in ERDs.
    d) Most of the questions can be addressed using BMM. Combining BMM to UAF was not a requirement for UAF 1.0. This might be considered in the future versions of the standard.

  • Updated: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:16 GMT