ACM Core

Elements from the ACM page of the Architecture Content Model Toolbox.

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Actor

Identifies a person, organization or system with a role that initiates or interacts with activities. Actors can be internal or external to an organization.

Tagged Values � ID, Category, Source, Owner, #FTEs, ActorGoal, ActorTasks

 

Assumption

Defines a statement of probable fact that has not been fully validated at this stage, due to external constraints.

Tagged Values � ID, Rationale, Statement, Type

 

Business Constraint

Identifies an external factor that prevents an organization from pursuing particular approaches to meet its goals.

Tagged Value � ID

 

Business Function

Identifies a factor that delivers business capabilities closely aligned to an organization, but not necessarily explicitly governed by the organization.

Tagged Value � ID

 

Business Requirement

Defines a quantitative statement of business need that must be met by a particular architecture or work Package.

Tagged Value � ID

 

Business Service

Identifies a service that supports business capabilities through an explicitly defined interface and is explicitly governed by an organization.

Tagged Values

ID

Category

Source

Owner

StandardsClass

StandardCreationDate

LastStandardReviewDate

NextStandardReviewDate

RetireDate

 

Capability

Defines a business-focused outcome that is delivered by the completion of one or more work Packages. Using a capability-based planning approach, change activities can be sequenced and grouped in order to provide continuous and incremental business value.

Tagged Values � ID, Category, Source, Owner, Increments, BusinessValue

 

Data Entity

Defines an encapsulation of data that is recognized by a business domain expert as an entity. Logical data entities can be tied to applications, repositories and services, and can be structured according to implementation considerations.

Tagged Values � ID, Category, Source, Owner, PrivacyClassification, RetentionClassification

 

Gap

Provides a statement of difference between two states. Used in the context of gap analysis, where the difference between the Baseline and Target Architecture is identified.

Tagged Values � ID, Category, Source, Owner

 

Organization Unit

Defines a self-contained unit of resources with line management responsibility, goals, objectives, and measures. Organizations can include external parties and business partner organizations.

Tagged Values � ID, PersonIncharge

 

Principle

Provides a qualitative statement of intent that should be met by the architecture. This has at least a supporting rationale and a measure of importance.

Tagged Values � ID, Type, Statement, Rationale, Implications

 

Process

Represents the flow of control between or within functions and/or services (depending on the granularity of definition). Processes represent a sequence of activities that together achieve a specified outcome, can be decomposed into sub-processes, and can show operation of a function or service (at the next level of detail). Processes can also be used to link or compose organizations, functions, services, and processes.

Tagged Values

ID

Category

Source

Owner

StandardsClass

StandardCreationDate

LastStandardReviewDate

NextStandardReviewDate

RetireDate

ProcessCriticality

ProcessVolumetrics

ProcessType

 

Platform Service

Defines a technical capability required to provide enabling infrastructure that supports the delivery of applications.

Tagged Values � ID, Category, Source, Owner, StandardClass

 

Role

Defines the usual or expected function of an Actor, or the part somebody or something plays in a particular action or event. An Actor can have a number of roles.

Tagged Values � ID, Category, Source, Owner, Responsibilities

 

Work Package

Identifies a set of actions to achieve one or more objectives for the business. A work Package can be a part of a project, a complete project or a program.

Tagged Values � ID, Category, Source, Owner, CapabilityDelivered

 

Application Component

Provides an encapsulation of application functionality aligned to implementation structure.

See also Logical Application Component and Physical Technology Component. (below).

Tagged Values

ID

Category

Source

Owner

StandardsClass

StandardCreationDate

LastStandardReviewDate

NextStandardReviewDate

RetireDate

 

Logical Application Component

Provides an encapsulation of application functionality that is independent of a particular implementation.

Tagged Values

ID

Category

Source

Owner

StandardsClass

StandardCreationDate

LastStandardReviewDate

NextStandardReviewDate

RetireDate

 

Technology Component

Provides an encapsulation of technology infrastructure that represents a class of technology product or specific technology product.

Tagged Values

ID

Category

Source

Owner

StandardsClass

StandardCreationDate

LastStandardReviewDate

NextStandardReviewDate

RetireDate

 

Physical Technology Component

Defines an instance of a specific technology infrastructure product or technology infrastructure product.

Tagged Values

ID

Category

Source

Owner

StandardsClass

StandardCreationDate

LastStandardReviewDate

 

NextStandardReviewDate

RetireDate

ModuleName

ProductName

Vendor

Version