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From Business Capabilities to SOA - TOGAF 9.1 and Archimate 2.0 using Sparx

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Summary of the presentation (from the EA User Group Meeting at Nuremberg, Oct. 8th 2013)


This animated presentation downloadable below 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 notations throughout TOGAF®  9’ ADM phases until aligning SOA implementation components with changing business  strategies and capabilities* using Sparx EA.


The single slide case study is provided using the Balanced Score Cards perspectives to conduct TOGAF 9 / Archimate 2.0 EA Operating Model.



(*)   Capability (TOGAF 9.1 Definition) : An ability that an organization, person or system possesses. Capabilities are typically expressed in general and high-level terms and typically require a combination of organization, people, processes and technology to achieve. For example, marketing, customer contact or outbound telemarketing.

- A business capability is a particular ability or capacity that a business may possess or exchange to achieve a specific purpose or outcome - Ulrich Homann - Microsoft  

- A business capability defines “what” a business does at its core. This differs from “how” things are done or where they are done (William Ulrich - / OMG's BASIG )  



Click to download the animated version of this TOGAF 9 / SOA alignment process steps (MS .ppsx file)...




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Birol Berkem (Ph.D), GooBiz


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Birol Berkem

GooBiz (Enterprise Architect)
I am an Open Group (TOGAF 9.1 and ArchiMate 2.0) certified enterprise architect and trainer in the areas of business and IT system analysis and design using standards like ArchiMate, UML, SysML, MDA, BPMN and BMM of the OMG as well as the RUP and SOA.
My professional interest is in helping organizations to increase their business agility by providing them with a swift and coherent alignment of their IT applications to their business needs.
Specialties : TOGAF, ArchiMate, ITIL, BPM, UML, SysML, BMM, BPMN, RUP, Agile Modeling, MDA, Urbanisation, SOA

1 comment

  • Comment Link Allen Salzmann Monday, 11 November 2013 19:36 posted by Allen Salzmann

    Prima! Birol Vielen Danke

    I'm an Open Group Master Architect. Working at Digital Globe as a SOA Enterprise Architect. Your *.ppt presentation is VERY helpful.

    Alles fur yezt
    Allen S.

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