Dynamic Views for Enterprise Architecture

Dynamic Views

Dragon1 as online modeling, presentation and diagramming solution is a perfect fit as an Enterprise Architecture Tool.

Dragon1 has a real unique feature called: Dynamic Views.

This Dynamic Views feature is also available on Dragon1 PRO as onDragon1 ENTERPRISE.

What are Dynamic Views?

Organizations today are changing very fast. A lot of projects are introducing new or changed products, services, processes and applications every day, week or month.

With enterprise architecture you want to keep an overview of it all to control the risks. So you create for instance a process landscape, application landscape or even a combination of these two a process-application landscape.

But because your organization changes very fast, it would require you to update the visualizations very frequently. This is time consuming.

What you want is that if the situation in your organization changes and the data in your systems change because of that, also the landscape visualizations of your enterprise architecture change. Now with Dragon1 Dynamic Views this is possible, because they are create as feature just for that goal.

Using the dynamic views you are on the one hand much more productive because you can create new updated versions of landscapes in no time. And you can lower costs and manage risks in projects much better because you have the landscapes updated available at any time to support your strategic decision making and take the right decisions.

Increase your Productivity

Your productivity with enterprise architecture using Dragon1 Dynamic Views will change from for instance creating and updating an architecture landscape overview every month a couple of days, to every week a couple of hours.

Lower Costs and Control Risks in Projects

You will lower your costs using Dragon1 Dynamic Views and control risks in projects better because you constantly have an overview of dependencies and interrelationships with the update landscapes and can quickly do impacts of change analyses. These overviews support you in your decision making and enable you to take high impact strategic decisions.

How do Dynamic Views Work?

On Dragon1 you can create dynamic views in four or five steps.

The steps are:

  • Step 1: you enter data items manually or via (scheduled) file import, like processes and applications, in the Architecture Repository
  • Step 2: you create a model of the data in the architecture repository by creating relationships between the data items.
  • Step 3: you create a view on top of the model in the architecture repository to filter data items for a certain viewpoint of a stakeholder
  • Step 4: you can edit a built in visualization template in the Visual Designer or create a complete new one if you like. We have a set of architecture templates available for you on Dragon1 PRO and Dragon1 ENTERPRISE, called the Big Five: An Enterprise Architecture Overview Governance, Business, Information and Technology.
  • Step 5: you link the view to the visualization template in the architecture repository and in the content viewer the visualization shows the data items that are let through by the view.

Example of a Dynamic View

Below you see example screenshots of each of the five steps above. Two screenshots are from the Architecture Repository web application that is part of Dragon1 PRO and Dragon1 ENTERPRISE.

The other three screenshots are from the Visual Designer web application, that is part of Dragon1 PRO and Dragon1 ENTERPRISE.

Example Screenshot of the Architecture Repository with entered data items

Example Screenshot of the Architecture Repository with a model: related data items

Example Screenshot of the Visual Designer with filtered data items from a model

Example Screenshot of the Visual Designer with a built in visualization template

Example Screenshot of the Visual Designer with a generated visualization: your Dynamic View

Are you interested in Dragon1 to use Dynamic Views?

Purchase a Dragon1 user license and see how the Visual Designer makes use of the dynamic views feature.