Enterprise Architecture and Analysis of Normalized Systems

(Vlaio project HBC.2017.0266 from 01/04/2017 until 30/09/2018)

NSX wants to realize additional productivity gains by improving the module structure and evolvability of processes and products (artefacts) during the analysis phase of NS Software applications by combining methodological aspects and tooling. This will be done within the Enterprise Architecture and Analysis of Normalized Systems project.

People tend to forget that even during the analysis phase the problem of re-usability and evolvability is extremely relevant; as well as during the development as the maintenance, and on the level of analysis of one single application as on the complete application landscape. Typically it concerns data entity models, workflows (or processes), business rules, services and components. Currently there is only a limited set of guidelines and tooling available for modular analysis of these artifacts. More guidelines and better tooling will add value to the applicability of the NS theory during the analysis, especially for NS development projects.

The proposed solution has impact on the different aspects of a methodology, more specifically processes, products, techniques and tools and will consists of the following:

  1. Metamodel for the Analysis Artefacts: a detailed and complete specification of the metamodel for different analysis artifacts, like data entities, relations between entities, tasks and processes and calculation rules.
  2. Process model for the Analysis Methodology: a complete description of the different steps that needs to be executed during the analysis process, combined with a detailed description of a number of techniques that can be used during these steps.
  3. Tooling for Analysis and Enterprise Architecture: the development of additional software tools for graphical analysis of information systems and enterprise architectures. This includes on the one hand the integration with external tool(s) for the import/export of models and the enforcement design rules and on the other hand an own tool or reference implementation for this graphical analysis.

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