The Salamander Organization have recently introduced SOA modeling capabilities to their MooD Business Architect toolset, supporting the CBDI Forum's SAE Meta Model for SOA. In this report we look at how MooD delivers convergence of both business and Service architecture modeling, and examine the coverage it provides for the meta model.

MooD Background

The Salamander Organization has been in operation for just over a decade delivering technology support to enterprise architecture and transformation. It has developed the MooD Business Architect toolset as well as associated professional services.

MooD is typically used today by organizations to capture their enterprise business model and use this as a common basis for what Salamander refer to as

  • Taking control: understanding business capabilities, and enabling business strategy planning – such as setting priorities, goals
  • Transformation: enabling the new business design - for example business process modeling, including exploring alternatives using simulation, plus generation of BPEL to orchestrate new and existing services.
  • Optimization: linking the business model to operational data to provide business "dashboards" that provide real-time feedback on the effectiveness of the new systems to fulfill the business strategy

One of the aims of MooD is to improve consistency between diverse views of the enterprise, covering both business and IT perspectives. Similarly CBDI Forum's aim with the MM4SOA was to provide greater traceability all the way from business concepts through to service deployment.

Supporting the modeling requirements of both SOA and the business within the same model should enable:

  • Business driven SOA – where the business drives the service architecture, not the reverse, which ensures greater Business/IT convergence and alignment
  • SOA support for business strategy
  • Documenting the relationship between business concepts/assets and IT assets
  • Improving the consistency and traceability across the whole Service life cycle from business to IT deployment
  • Service identification based on analysis of business models
  • Enforcing architectural integrity
  • Modeling and recording SOA strategy

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The Salamander Organization have recently introduced SOA modeling capabilities to their MooD Business Architect toolset, supporting the CBDI Forum's SAE Meta Model for SOA. In this report we look at how MooD delivers convergence of both business and Service architecture modeling, and examine the coverage it provides for the meta model.

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Published: 12 Apr 2012 15:11

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