Japan Strategic Architecture Forum – Day 2

Japan Strategic Architecture Forum

So I am a little late with this content…  But I have a good excuse 🙂 The post is a bit delayed as there has been very limited internet connection at the resort. I guess in Japan a resort is really meant to be a resort. Meaning no connections with work. I like that idea…

The second and last day of the of the Japan Strategic Architecture Forum (SAF) had two keynotes from both a customer and Microsoft on the future of S+S.

Japan's Strategic Architecture Forum 2008 Japan's Strategic Architecture Forum 2008 Japan's Strategic Architecture Forum 2008

Unfortunately the majority of the sessions were in Japanese so I can’t give you a great recap of the events but I can share with you what the announcement was from my presentation.

Enterprise Architecture Toolkit Alpha Announcement

The Enterprise Architecture Toolkit (EATK) was announced at the the forum. The EATK pre-release is in Alpha release form. Initially, we will offering the EATK to a limited set of customers that are interested in the solution accelerator.

Mike Walker discussing Enterprise Architecture Mike Walker discussing Enterprise Architecture

The EATK capabilities include:

  • Repository – Meta-data repository for uniting enterprise processes, storing existing architecture assets and a catalog for patterns (Software Factories in Microsoft terms or Architecture Building Blocks (ABB) in TOGAF ADM terms)
  • Architecture Management – Portal and Workflow assets that aid in the processes and govern architecture creation through the SDLC or through post production service management processes.
  • Strategy Management – Portal and Workflow that aid in the creation of as-is or current state architecture, to-be or future state architectures and the management of technology life cycles of architectures.
  • Community – Portal technologies that aid in the communication and collaboration, vetting of ideals through-out the enterprise, communication of Principles, Policies, Standards and Design Patterns, Add-Ins and Templates for architecture development.
  • Modeling – Usage scenarios for how to leverage Microsoft Visio to correlate architecture information from the Architecture Meta-Data Repository to Visio diagrams and shapes.

Since this is a solution accelerator the EATK capabilities are implemented as a series of scenarios.

Over the course of the next several months I will be publishing content to both the Microsoft Enterprise Architecture Portal and to my blog on how I feel the EATK addresses the various challenges of the EA space.

If you are interested in providing feedback, piloting or just having a conversation into this process, it isn’t too late. Please send me an e-mail request at mikewalk [at] microsoft.com. We have a limited number of early adopter slots for both the Japanese and America geographies.

I have included my presentation in both Japanese and English below. I would encourage you to take a look and provide feedback to the overview of the tooling and concepts presented below. I may also include audio at some point.

 

Local Japanese Content

Below is the localized Japanese content for the customers and partners that attended the Strategic Architecture Forum.

EATK Poster

Enterprise Archtiecture Toolkit (Japanese)

Presentation

 

English Version of Content

Poster

Enterprise Archtiecture Toolkit (English)

 

Presentation

Tags: Enterprise Architecture

 

English Version of Content

Poster

Enterprise Archtiecture Toolkit (English)

 

Presentation

Tags: Enterprise Architecture

 

English Version of Content

Poster

Enterprise Archtiecture Toolkit (English)

 

Presentation

Tags: Enterprise Architecture

 

English Version of Content

Poster

Enterprise Archtiecture Toolkit (English)

 

Presentation

Tags: Enterprise Architecture

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