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The EATK has automated architecture description mechinisms built into Microsoft Word. With hooks into a metadata repository and process integration it solves traditional problems with existing ...

The EATK has automated architecture description mechinisms built into Microsoft Word. With hooks into a metadata repository and process integration it solves traditional problems with existing tooling.

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  • Enterprise Architecture Toolkit Changing the Role of Architecture Documents Mike Walker http://blogs.msdn.com/MikeWalker Global Architecture Strategist Platform Architecture Team Microsoft Corp.
  • What are We Talking About? Fundamentally improve how architectures are described, consumed and maintained
  • Challenges
  • Challenges Complexity
  • Challenges Tooling Complexity
  • Complexity
  • Complexity Document Overload
  • Documentation Overload
  • Complexity Document Overload Information Drain
  • Information Drain
  • Information Grave Yard
  • Information Grave Yard Scenario: File Share Grave Yard Architecture Document Server File Share
  • Complexity Document Overload Information Drain Suboptimal Process
  • Suboptimal Process
  • Suboptimal Process
  • Suboptimal Process Compartmentalized Information
  • Suboptimal Process Compartmentalized Information One Man Army Syndrome
  • Challenges Complexity
  • Tooling Challenges
  • Tooling Challenges Tool Landscape
  • Tool Landscape
  • Tool Landscape EA Tools are Niche and Fragmented Source: http://www.enterprise-architecture.info/EA_Tools.htm
  • Enterprise Architecture Toolkit System Architecture Document
  • Objectives
  • Objectives Leverage Existing Tools Empower Architects Foster Transparency
  • Objectives Empower Architects Foster Transparency
  • Leverage Existing Tools
  • Leverage Existing Tools
  • Leverage Existing Tools
  • Leverage Existing Tools System Architecture Document Template
  • Leverage Existing Tools System Architecture Document Template Extend the User Interface
  • Leverage Existing Tools System Architecture Document Template Extend the User Interface Support EA Tasks
  • Leverage Existing Tools
  • Objectives Leverage Existing Tools Foster Transparency
  • Empower Architects
  • Empower Architects
  • Empower Architects Collaborative Tools
  • Empower Architects Collaborative Tools Enable a Proactive Architecture Process
  • Empower Architects Collaborative Tools Enable a Proactive Architecture Process Support Architecture Decision Making
  • Empower Architects
  • Objectives Leverage Existing Tools Empower Architects
  • Foster Transparency
  • Foster Transparency
  • Foster Transparency Views into Existing Assets
  • Foster Transparency Views into Existing Assets Workflow Hosted
  • Foster Transparency Views into Existing Assets Workflow Hosted Decision Making Templates
  • More Information
  • More Information Microsoft Architecture Portal http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture Microsoft Enterprise Architecture Portal http://msdn.microsoft.com/architecture/EA Mike Walker’s Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/MikeWalker
  • © 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.