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Agile Modeling to deal with Changing Requirements

Introduction to the Goal-Driven Agile and Smart Modeling to succeed with Agile Methods

Since a few years, companies try to customize Agile Methods ( Scrum, XP,...) in order to enhance delivery of their software products on time and budget. One of the serious obstacles they meet using such methods is due to informal and untraceable requirement gathering process that causes extra costs when dealing with changes !

Indeed, gathering requirements only on the basis of user stories (or use case scenarios) is not sufficient alone to ensure requirement coverage in face of changes. It needs, moreover, to be structured and strongly driven by the project vision. This animated short case study presentation based on the Goal-Driven Modeling approach illustrates how requirements can be gathered, structured and assigned to system functions till the software architecture level components in order to better deal with changes.

Read more last updated 6.6.2012

 

 

Why consider a "Goal-Driven Alignment" for your Business and Enterprise Architectures ?

Introduction to Goal-Driven Business and IT Alignment Process for an Agile Enterprise

Well-organized business process models produce the actual value of the enterprise and puts it into the hands of customers.

But these process models are not enough to respond intelligently to market changes, because they do not really consider changes on high-level business goals (vision, strategies, tactics) and business capabilities.

Services that trace business processes at the IT system level need to be based on the business capabilities, that are to be configured according to service levels expected from the business architecture. They also need to be orchestrated by higher-level business goals to allow the resulting IT systems architecture to be aligned coherently to changes.

 

Read more last updated 12.02.2011

 

Aligning IT with the Business Architecture on the basis of your Goals and Directives

An Overview on the "Goal-Driven SOA" Process using the OMG's UML, MDA and BMM standards

This section gives a brief insight about links between business vision, goals, strategies as well as business rules and processes according to BMM (the OMG's Business Motivation Model) on a short case study.

Then it illustrates, using Enterprise Architect (EA), how to bridge the resulting business model toward system components in order to run IT according to your changing business strategies, tactics and directives.

 

Read more last updated 25.07.2013

 

Enterprise Architectures : From TOGAF 9 and the Business Motivation Model (BMM) toward SOA applications

Bridging Goals, Capabilities and Business Processes Toward IT Level SOA Components

In the light of TOGAF's governance links to align SOA service components with changing strategies, the BMM - SOA bridge offers a Goal-Driven Architecture framework that helps companies to increase their competitiveness by synchronizing IT systems with evolutions of their goals and also capitalizing on their business capabilities.

In this context, the framework provides links to establish between your business vision, goals, strategies, tactics as well as business rules and processes according to BMM, then presents bridges from these business specifications toward components of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in order to align IT system components to your goals and directives...

 

Read more last updated 25.07.2013

 

 

How to align SOA based Architectures to Changing Strategies ?

Steps for increasing business agility by aligning IT to changes on your "Business Architecture"

IT systems that are developed only using use-case driven and object-oriented methodologies do not provide companies with good levels of agility in face of changes. This is because such methodologies structure systems only focusing on actor/system interactions hiding business requirements.

The resulting systems are difficult to align to change, since IT components are not designed on the basis of "business capabilities" (DNA of the organizations) able to focus on goals and changing requirements that have to be propagated to impact system components in coherence.

Introduction : Why Use Cases are unable to align IT systems to changes ?

Step 1 - Describe strategies and capabilities on the basis of business goals

Step 2 - Model business processes that realize business capabilities

Step 3 - Discover use cases that invoke services

Step 4 - Draft the backbone of the "Goal-Driven SOA"

Step 5 and 6 - Describe use case and service behaviours that have to be plugged into the SOA backbone

Read more last updated 25.07.2013

 

 

 

Enterprise Architectures : Six Patterns for Aligning IT with the Objectives of your Business Architecture

Patterns for succeeding with the Business / IT System Agility using Enterprise Architecture Methodologies such as TOGAF's ADM

Along the enterprise architecture transformation processes such as TOGAF's ADM, in order to prevent agility issues while adapting IT to changes, business and IT structures of the Enterprise Architecture Framework are to be rendered flexible as well as traceable in order to guarantee a coherent evolution in face of changes of the business requirements.

Two groups of engineering patterns help to achieve these objectives.

 

The first group patterns confer flexibility to business and IT service specifications. They ensure identification, traceability and executability of services.

 

The second group patterns configure services to closing the gap between the business and application layers in order to confer to the system a coherent evolution in face of changes.

 

last updated 25.07.2013

 

TOGAF 9.1 and Archimate 2 for Aligning SOA with Business Strategies and Capabilities (from EAUG 2013 - Extended Version)

Goal-Driven and Capability-Based Development using Archimate 2.0 within TOGAF ADM phases

This animated presentation is about the Open Group's TOGAF 9.1 and ArchiMate 2.0 standards. It illustrates on a short case study how to use the ArchiMate ® 2.0 throughout TOGAF®  9’ ADM phases in order to align SOA backbone components with changing business strategies and capabilities using Sparx EA.

 

Read more last updated 30.12.2013

 

 

 

Animated : Increasing Business Agility by aligning IT with your Business Architecture

An overview on how to align IT with the Business Architecture Views using the OMG's BMM, MDA and SoaML standards

This animated version of the "Goal-Driven Service Oriented Architecture" process illustrates on a short case study useful steps that allow companies to capitalize on their business capabilities and react coherently to changes.

Thanks to its reusable goal-driven business capability components - easily adaptable to changing strategies, the "Goal-Driven SOA" process aims at allowing companies to control execution of their business processes and underlying SOA services then adapt them efficiently to targeted situations...

 

Read more last updated 12.01.2012

 

 

 

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