PivotPoint Fixes Fractured Frameworks with Customizable DoDAF/UPDM/TOGAF Training

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PivotPoint's new enterprise architecture framework workshops will allow system architects to choose among leading architecture frameworks, modeling languages, and visual modeling tools to customize a model-based solution for their team and project needs. Industry standard frameworks supported include DoDAF, UPDM, and TOGAF. Standard modeling languages supported include UML, SysML, and BPMN. Popular visual modeling tools supported include Enterprise Architect™ and MagicDraw™, with others available upon request.

Model-Based Solutions for tough problems.

Model-Based Solutions for tough problems.

PivotPoint's new enterprise architecture framework workshops eliminate the Fractured Framework anti-pattern by synergistically combining best practices for specifying architecture frameworks with best practices for defining UML, SysML, and BPMN models.

PivotPoint Technology Corporation, the Model-Based Solutions™ company, today announced that it is expanding its enterprise architecture framework training options for the DoDAF, UPDM, and TOGAF industry standard frameworks. The new workshops will allow clients to choose among architecture frameworks, modeling languages, and visual modeling tools that best meet their team and project needs.

PivotPoint offers several customizable enterprise architecture framework workshops for organizing large, complex system models: Essential DoDAF Applied™, Essential UPDM Applied™, and Essential TOGAF Applied™. The Essential DoDAF Applied workshop features the DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) for organizing defense-aerospace applications targeted for the US Department of Defense. The Essential UPDM Applied workshop features the Unified Profile for DoDAF/MODAF (UPDM), which expands the scope of DoDAF to include the UK Ministry of Defence applications. Both the DoDAF and UPDM workshops are available in editions that support the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Systems Modeling Language (SysML) standards. The Essential TOGAF Applied workshop features The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) standard, which is popular for commercial (non-defense) applications, and is available in editions that support the UML and Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) languages. All of the enterprise architecture framework workshops are composed of flexible learning modules, and further workshop customizations are available upon request.

"Prudent enterprises should distinguish between bona fide Model-Based Engineering solutions and Muddle-Driven Marketecture anti-patterns, such as Fractured Frameworks," said Cris Kobryn, CEO of PivotPoint Technology, who also chaired the UML 1.x, UML 2, and SysML 1 standardization teams. "The Fractured Framework anti-pattern typically occurs after users have already blown their project schedules and budgets by creating a motley mix of ambiguous and inconsistent diagrams using UML, SysML, or BPMN. Many organizations that make this initial mistake compound it by misapplying an industry standard architecture framework, such as DoDAF, UPDM, or TOGAF. However, two wrongs do not make a right, and frameworks have their own shortcomings—including ambiguous rules and vague guidelines—so they can easily be misapplied, and make the system architecture worse rather than better. PivotPoint's new enterprise architecture framework workshops eliminate the Fractured Framework anti-pattern by synergistically combining best practices for specifying architecture frameworks with best practices for defining UML, SysML, and BPMN models. As a result, system architects can freely choose among architecture frameworks, modeling languages, and visual modeling tools that best meet their team and project needs."

The new enterprise architecture framework workshops are punctuated with frequent Q&A sessions and practice exercises, and are available immediately in a tool-independent edition as well as tool-customized editions for Enterprise Architect™ and MagicDraw™. Workshop versions customized for other UML/SysML/BPMN standards-compliant modeling tools can be requested, and will be offered based on client demand.

For further information about these workshops and other Model-Based Engineering training services visit the PivotPoint Training web page. For information about DoDAF/UPDM/TOGAF consulting and mentoring services that will help keep your model-based projects on track after training, visit the PivotPoint Consulting web page.

About PivotPoint Technology
PivotPoint Technology Corporation (http://www.PTCorp.com) is a software and systems engineering services company that specializes in Model-Based Solutions™ for tough business and technical problems. We support open modeling standards (UML, SysML, BPMN, DoDAF, UPDM, TOGAF, OpenUP) and provide premium training, consulting, and tool customization services for clients in North America and Europe. PivotPoint has helped our clients improve their system architectures and business processes in a wide range of industries ranging from aerospace-defense and communications to financial services and healthcare.

MODEL-BASED SOLUTIONS, ESSENTIAL DODAF APPLIED, ESSENTIAL UPDM APPLIED, and ESSENTIAL TOGAF APPLIED are trademarks of PivotPoint Technology Corporation. UML and BPMN are trademarks of the Object Management Group. TOGAF is a trademark of The Open Group. ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT is a trademark of Sparx Systems Pty Ltd. MAGICDRAW is a trademark of No Magic, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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