Dynamic Views - Scenario 4: Grouping View

On Dragon1 you can create dynamic grouping views.

You can take, for instance, all the business areas from your organization and have the business capabilities that are or should become part of a certain business area visually be grouped in that area.

We will now provide all the steps to take for this scenario.

Step 1 - Enter Data

Go to the Architecture Repository and enter business areas and business capabilities like is shown below.

Step 2 - Create Relationships and Create a Model

Now create relationships between business capabilities and business areas.

You can do this in different ways. For instance: you can add the business areas as type of a business capability or create relationships to connect a business area to several business capabilities.

Below you see how these two options work.

If you create a model (a bundle of relationships) in the Architecture Repository, you can link the created relationships to the model. How this is done is shown in the screenshot below.

The model you now have can also be viewed in the Visual Designer. Also you can create a model from scratch in the Visual Designer.

Step 3 - Create a View

You may be having more business areas or more business capabilities per business area than you or the stakeholders want to see on the diagram. In this case you can create view (filter on top of a model) that only selects the data you want to show in the visualization.

You can use the attribute value of business area to filter out data. For instance, you can create a view of business areas that only show the approved business area, or you can create a view of business areas that shows the business areas of type Global or Local.

See the screenshot below how it is done.

Step 4 - Create a Visualization

We now need a visualization canvas where we can drag, draw and generate shapes on.

In the Architecture Repository or in the Visual Designer you create a visualization. You can choose to add a template or work with a blank sheet.

See the screenshot below how to create visualization with a blank sheet and give it a title and background color.

Step 5 - Setup Visual Items

Now we have come to the step to make the data, the model and or the view visible on a canvas.

You need to add Visual Items (these are shape/data placeholders) on the visualization. We only need two visual items: one visual item to generate the business areas and one visual item to generate the business capabilities inside the business areas.

See the screenshot below how to setup the visual items so they generate the data that is in the folder, or in the model or in the view. We have provided all three options below.

Step 6 - Generate the Visualization with the View Data.

When you are ready doing this, you can save the visualization and click on View Data (the button in the visual designer at the right bottom). Dragon1 will now generate your view.

If you like you can print or export this generated view.

Step 7 - Publish the Visualization

Finally, you publish the visualization to the content viewer so it can be viewed and commented by your stakeholders, after they login.

More Dynamic View Scenarios

Here is an overview of all the dynamic view scenarios

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