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Software Technology Diagram

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Software Technology Diagram

Hi,

Does anyone know how I make a diagram as the simple example attached?

I want to see the Softwares Technology sorted by criterias such a layers, types, channels type of applications etc.

Thank you!!!

 

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Re: Software Technology Diagram

In the past we've used City Planning Areas to represent the different layers, and types of software technologies. There may be a new/better way of doing it in the new IT Architecture product in HOPEX V2R1.

 

Philippe

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Re: Software Technology Diagram

Hopex also supports both UML and ArchiMate 3.0 notations (requiring optional licenses)

 

UML 2.5.1
https://www.omg.org/spec/UML/About-UML/

 

ArchiMate 3.0

http://pubs.opengroup.org/architecture/archimate3-doc/

 

The ArchiMate notation is exceptionally well suited to the type of diagram example you attached. In particular, note that its notation supports elaborating on specific layers (i.e. Business, Application, Technology) - as well as cross-layer dependencies.

 

See the following ArchiMate 3.0.1 specification reference pages:

 

 

5.1.1 Composition Relationship
5.1.2 Aggregation Relationship 

http://pubs.opengroup.org/architecture/archimate3-doc/chap05.html#_Toc489945990

 

8 Business Layer

http://pubs.opengroup.org/architecture/archimate3-doc/chap08.html#_Toc489946039

 

9.1 Application Layer Metamodel

http://pubs.opengroup.org/architecture/archimate3-doc/chap09.html#_Toc489946063

 

10 Technology Layer

http://pubs.opengroup.org/architecture/archimate3-doc/chap10.html#_Toc489946081

 

12.2 Alignment of Application and Technology Layers

http://pubs.opengroup.org/architecture/archimate3-doc/chap12.html#_Toc489946117

 

12.3 Example

http://pubs.opengroup.org/architecture/archimate3-doc/chap12.html#_Toc489946118

 

This is an excellent book - with many detailed examples -  to learn more about the nuances and application of ArchiMate to modeling Enterprise Architecture solutions.

Mastering ArchiMate Edition III: A serious introduction to the ArchiMate® enterprise architecture modeling language, by Gerben Wierda

https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-ArchiMate-III-introduction-architecture/dp/9081984098


Gerben's blog has some good insightful discussions of pros/cons of different ways of modeling some things with ArchiMate notation:
https://ea.rna.nl/category/all-posts/modelling/archimate/

 

See this ArchiMate example diagram is somewhat closer to your attached example
https://www.researchgate.net/figure/An-example-ArchiMate-model_fig1_220449081

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Re: Software Technology Diagram

As an alternative/radical approach: To have the system auto-generate such a diagram - you may try experimenting with creating a Capability Map - and creating generic "applications" for the functional areas - and mapping the application to the capability "layer"
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Re: Software Technology Diagram

You can create a Technical Architecture diagram like the attached - it allows you to specify the "layers" and the Technologies used by each layer.  This is part of Hopex IT Architecture V2.