Enterprise Architecture Checker

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Optimizing Enterprise Architecture

Upload any ArchiMate file in XML, check it for compliance
and completeness and see your To Do list. Read Introduction

2. Select the Catalogs from the Open Repository to check your data on:

  • Netherlands eGovernment Architecture Principles (NORA)
  • Agile Manifesto Architecture Principles
  • TOGAF Architecture Principles
  • European Union Interoperability Principles
  • Dragon1 Enterprise Architecture Dossier Standard
  • Dragon1 Enterprise Architecture Principles Standard
  • Dragon1 Basic EA Rules*

This is the Dragon1 Architecture Checker®. Dragon1 introduces an innovative service, online and saas, where you can check your data against any reference model, principle, pattern, rule, or standard that is available in the Open Repository. You can also use the Dragon1 SaaS platform to check internally all your strategies, architectures, solutions and projects against the reference data you choose. Read More

*) The Basic EA Rules are focused on making your data better usable, findable, complete, correct, compliant, and reusable. These rules check for meaningful documentation of data like distinguishable names, titles, descriptions, available bitmaps, existing sources, owners, administrators, versions, statuses, relationships, and more.

Based on checking architecture data for years, any architecture data file is more usable and effective if it contains certain structures and pieces of data, like models of concepts, principles, standards, or rules.

Here is a page of example architecture files that are optimized using the Architecture Checker.

Use Case with Example XML Files

How to measure the usage of the principle 'Single Source of Truth' for Client Data

To get started with the Architecture Checker we have a couple of example files here below. Download and upload them and run the check.

The files together contain the example of the principle 'Single Source of Truth' in the Client domain of the Data Architecture of an organization.

  • 1. The dossier overview diagram defines documents that should and do contain architectures with principles.
  • 2. The data architecture diagram should and does contain principles for domains.
  • 3. The principle details diagram should and does contain elements that realize a working mechanism.
  • 4. The solution design diagram should and does contain the elements from the principles

The Architecture Checker will search and find the compliance and completeness of these files on architecture, especially principles.

With the Architecture Checker you can measure that the principle was defined and applied (with all its elements).

ea dossier Download Enterprise Architecture Dossier as ArchiMate XML file

In this dossier diagram there are documents defined for the enterprise architecture that should contain principles.

data architecture diagram archimate Download Data Architecture Diagram as ArchiMate XML file

In this diagram there are 3 detectable principles defined for the client domain in the data architecture.

principle details diagram archimate Download Single Source of Truth (Principle Details Diagram) as ArchiMate XML file.

In this diagram the principle is modeled in elements that should findable in solution designs.

to be client data solution diagram archimateDownload TO-BE Client Data Solution Diagram, as ArchiMate XML file

In this diagram the elements of the principle are reused and findable.

EA Checker

Users of the Dragon1 Platform have access to an extended version of the Enterprise Architecture Checker. The EA Checker can work with user-defined lists of principles, rules, and standards and checks all the data in your repository for completeness and compliance. This is used, for instance, to prevent and detect fraud in business processes (see links below), for tracking and traceability of requirements to principles to the deliverables in architecture, and to have an early warning system for showstoppers in a project.

Create a trial account to try the extended version of the checker.

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