What the SAP world provides for enterprise architecture
I had a comment about my last post regarding ASUG and the contribution of ASUG to the SAP enterprise architecture community. So I thought it would be a great idea to collect all the relevant EA resources that I’m aware of. I’ll be happy to get comments about resources that I’m not aware of. 1) ASUG enterprise architecture special interest group (SIG) (http://asug.com/Communities/SpecialInterestGroups/Enterprise_Architecture/Enterprise_Architecture/tabid/239/Default.aspx ). ASUG Provides EA content as well as local and global meetings for sharing knowledge and experience. Required membership, but it’s free. The EA SIG also runs the EA Framework influence council, which enables you to influence SAP EA framework. 2) SAP EA Framework. Enterprise architecture framework provided by SAP to help customers in the adoption process of enterprise SOA. Will be available publicly around the end of Q1 2007. 3) Group of experienced and trained enterprise architects that can help you with the framework and enterprise architecture work by providing a set of available enterprise architecture services. 4) BPX community (https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/bpx ). Blogs ( RSS feed to ESOA weblog topics ), Wiki, articles and forums (/community [original link is broken]) about enterprise architecture. 5) Solution composer (http://www.sap.com/solutions/businessmaps/composer/index.epx ). Contains solution maps and Business Scenario maps ( http://www.sap.com/solutions/businessmaps/index.epx ) . Can help enterprise architect to gain understanding of several aspects of the business architecture. 6) Solution manager. Can be helpful to get “as-is” business and application architecture of your enterprise. 7) Standards and Enterprise SOA ( https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/developerareas/esa/standards ). Classification of standards. Can be helpful for creation of your enterprise SIB (standard information base) 8) SAP Discovery System for Enterprise SOA ( https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/developerareas/esa/esadiscovery ). Helpful in getting the idea and practice behind enterprise SOA. 9) Enterprise Services Workplace . Available services by different categories. 10) ES Packages . ES Packages can help in getting a better understanding of your business architecture and available services for business needs. 11) IT Practices and IT Scenarios ( https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/developerareas/itpractices ). Might help you while creating your TRM (Technical Reference Model). So, what is missing? Natty Gur.