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  • 1. Raytheon’s Architecture Journey Software Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Workshop April 25-26, 2006; Pittsburgh, PA Rolf Siegers Engineering Fellow Chief Architect, Garland Engineering Center 972.205.5169 Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems Customer Success Is Our Mission
  • 2. Copyright 2006 © Raytheon Company The Journey… •  Why Architecture? •  Which Architecture? •  Initiatives •  Summary 2
  • 3. Copyright 2006 © Raytheon Company Why Architecture? Evolution of a Discipline Customer/User Expectations & Requirements Communication, Communication, Communication 3
  • 4. Copyright 2006 © Raytheon Company Which Architecture? Software Architecture Systems Architecture Enterprise Architecture All Of The Above 4
  • 5. Copyright 2006 © Raytheon Company Architecture Review Board (ARB) •  Corporate Organizational Structure –  ARB Chair Direct report to Corporate VP of Technology –  Representatives From each core Business Area •  Focus On… –  Architecture initiatives & guidance across Raytheon –  Architecture reviews –  Internal architect certifications A R B 5
  • 6. Copyright 2006 © Raytheon Company Raytheon Enterprise Architecture Process (REAP) •  Unification of Industry & Government Standards I: Enterprise •  Systems & Enterprise Understanding Architecture-Focused V: II: Architecture Architecture Validation Raytheon Planning Enterprise •  42 Subprocesses Within Architecture Process 5 Major Activities IV: III: Technical Business •  Established Corporately in Architecting Architecting November 2002 REAP DODAF FEAF Zachman TOGAF ATAM® 6
  • 7. Copyright 2006 © Raytheon Company Architecture Training •  Different ‘Levels’ Required –  Junior Awareness –  Mid-Level Introductory –  Senior In-Depth •  Corporate Training Programs •  Blend of Internal & External Courses •  REAP-Aligned Training 7
  • 8. Copyright 2006 © Raytheon Company Raytheon Certified Architect Program (RCAP) •  Internal Certification for Senior Architects Across Raytheon World-wide •  Core Requirements –  Training –  External Certifications –  Practitioner Experience / Demonstration of Application –  Leadership –  Certification Board Review •  Status –  Five Waves Underway –  Pursuing Independent Accreditation RCAP of Our Program 8
  • 9. Copyright 2006 © Raytheon Company Architect Certifications •  Raytheon Certified Architect Program (RCAP) Certification •  Software Engineering Institute –  Software Architect, ATAM® •  Federal Enterprise Architecture Certification (FEAC) Institute –  DoDAF, Federal •  The Open Group Architecture Framework –  TOGAF-8 •  Zachman International –  (upcoming) Enterprise Architect •  Sun Microsystems –  J2EE Enterprise Architect 9
  • 10. Copyright 2006 © Raytheon Company Architecture Tools •  Vendor Products are Evolving •  Growing Support of Frameworks •  Consolidation Is Occurring •  Detailed Trade Study in 2005 –  Dozens of ranked criteria –  In-depth analysis –  Vendor dialogues –  Common modeling Tools 10
  • 11. Copyright 2006 © Raytheon Company Reference Architectures Reference Architecture A high-level system design free of implementation details; an architecture template •  Corporate •  Business Area-specific Ref. Arch. 11
  • 12. Copyright 2006 © Raytheon Company Architecture Technical Interest Groups •  Raytheon-wide Communities of Interest –  Systems & Enterprise Architecture –  Software Architecture –  Net-Centric Architecture •  Sponsorship –  Systems Engineering Technology Network –  Software Engineering Technology Network TIGs •  Hundreds of members across Raytheon •  Activities include workshops, projects, architecture-centric webinars, and general collaboration 12
  • 13. Copyright 2006 © Raytheon Company Architecture Repository •  Securely Store/Retrieve Architectural Artifacts Repository •  Common Location for Architecture Styles & Patterns, Reference Architectures, Tool Templates, etc. •  Baseline taxonomy defined by corporate Architecture Review Board 13
  • 14. Copyright 2006 © Raytheon Company Industry/Consortia Collaborations •  Software Engineering Institute •  The Open Group Architecture Forum •  Object Management Group (OMG) •  International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Collaborate •  Zachman International 14
  • 15. Copyright 2006 © Raytheon Company Summary •  Architecture: The Way Forward for Complex System Development •  Institutionalization Takes… –  Money –  Talent A REAP TIGs –  Time R Ref. Arch. B •  It Takes Many Pieces To Complete The Puzzle Training Tools RCAP Certification Repository Collaborate 15
  • 16. Questions? Rolf Siegers Engineering Fellow Chief Architect, Garland Engineering Center 972.205.5169 Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems Customer Success Is Our Mission
  • 17. Copyright 2006 © Raytheon Company Acronyms ARB Architecture Review Board ATAM® Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Method® [SEI] DoDAF Department of Defense Architecture Framework [US] FEAC Federal Enterprise Architecture Certification [US] FEAF Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework [US] IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers INCOSE International Council on Systems Engineering J2EE Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition OMG Object Management Group RCAP Raytheon Certified Architect Program REAP Raytheon Enterprise Architecture Process SEI Software Engineering Institute [Carnegie-Mellon University] TOGAF The Open Group Architecture Framework TIG Technical Interest Group US United States 17
  • 18. Copyright 2006 © Raytheon Company Biography Rolf Siegers is an Engineering Fellow and Chief Architect of the Garland Engineering Center in Raytheon’s Intelligence and Information Systems. He joined Raytheon in 1984 and leads the corporate Raytheon Enterprise Architecture Process (REAP) Initiative, Raytheon’s standardized, company-wide architecting process. Rolf sits on Raytheon’s corporate Architecture Review Board (ARB), leading and supporting a variety of architecture-related initiatives. Rolf’s program experience includes leading several multi-discipline software architecture teams for large-scale, software-intensive national and international systems since 1997. He is a certified TOGAF-8 architect (The Open Group), ATAM® Evaluator (SEI), and Software Architecture Professional (SEI). He has previously presented at conferences by the US Department of Defense, Integrated Defense Architectures, The Open Group, and INCOSE. Rolf holds bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Huntingdon College and is a member of IEEE and INCOSE. He resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife Anita and children Hannah, Emily, and Dylan. 18