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Architecture, Consultancy and Analysis

Business Driven Enterprise Architecture Aproach

Visionware has broad experience in designin Enterprise Architectures for own products as well as for the customer solutions. 

The adopted architecture standard is based on Open Group SOA Model: Service-Oriented Architecture  (SOA) is an architectural style that supports service-orientation. Service-orientation is a way of thinking in terms of services and service-based development and the outcomes of services.

SOA Maturity Assessment

The SOA Maturity Assessment Process facilitates the assessment of an organization’s current and desired future states of service integration and flexibility.

The maturity level of each dimension is assessed by matching maturity indicators to maturity level attributes. The total assessment of maturity indicators for all the dimensions provides a holistic view of the service integration maturity level of the organization.

The OSIMM maturity matrix which defines the maturity dimensions and levels is shown in OSIMM Maturity Matrix.
The columns of the matrix correspond to the maturity levels, and the rows correspond to the dimensions. Each cell in the matrix defines the maturity level for each of the dimensions in each column. The overall SOA maturity of an organization is assessed by identifying its maturity level in each dimension.
For example, consider the cell Information x Silo, with the label “Application-Specific Data Solution”. Maturity attributes are mapped to maturity indicators within OSIMM, as described under Assessment Questions and Maturity Indicators by Dimension. If the maturity attributes suggest that the Silo level maturity indicators are present for a particular assessed application or system, then the maturity of the Information dimension is considered to be Silo (Level 1), so the assessed application or system is characterized as having an Application-Specific Data Solution.

Each dimension may be assessed in a similar way, leading to a level assessment for each dimension or business view, organization, etc. The overall picture, in terms of the assessed maturity level for each dimension, may itself be assessed to provide a view of the overall maturity level of the organization.


OSIMM Maturity Matrix


In order to assess the SOA maturity a dedicated assessment matrix is created, based on the template associated to this document.
This matrix is a subset of the dimensions, maturity indicators and questions that Visionware has developed over the years. The maturity indicators for each dimension involved in the assessment need to show the current and desired maturity level. The gaps between current and target levels will be addressed via the creation of a road map that will identify the steps needed to take the SOA initiative per dimension from current to desired level.


Visionware experts knowlegde, experience and certifications enable us to cover a wide range of Consultancy areas, like:

Sales Processes

Project and Service Management (Prince 2, CMMI)

Business Process Management

Software Development Lifecycle (Agile, Waterfall, Scrum)

Infrastructure and Operations (ITIL)

Security assesment

Business Analyse

Visionware implemented specific methodologies for conducting the Business Analyse phase as part of the SDLC Commercial framework. This SDLC section covers topics like:

How to capture Business Requirements

How to Translate Business Requirements into Functional Requirements (Analyze and Design)

How to conduct the quality assurance sessions and activities

More details regarding the Business Analyse methodology are available within the Services section, SDLC chapter.


Visionware experts knowlegde, experience and certifications enable us to cover a wide range of Audit areas, like:

Security assesment (including penetration test)

Project implementation assesment

Infrastructure audit

EU funds projects


Architecture, Consultancy and Analyse Methodology

This activities are usually integrated as deliverables form complex projects and are conducted based on the VW-SDLC or VW-SOM frameworks.

The commercial processes are synchronized and tied combined in terms of planning and control.

Each commercial methodology was tailored regarding the project complexity, as follow:

VW-SALES  describes the sales organization

VW-PSM details the organization of the Project and Service Management team

The Solution Portfolio Structure and vitality is described in VW-SSPM  methodology

The project implementation is described within VW-SDLC

Service operation methodology VW-SOM and VW-SRAM  describe the service operation and security assessment frameworks.

For more details plese see the SDLC chapter whith Services ares available within Visionware web portal