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Architecture-Centered Information Systems In The Manufacturing Domain - Part III - Steps in the Architecture Process
Architecture bridges the semantic gap between the requirements and software. Application software systems must be architected in order to deal with the current

development journalism  practices and proven software development and system engineering guidelines, the ODP provides a clear and concise framework for the deployment of manufacturing centric systems. In addition to the ODP guideline several other architectures are in use today that require examination. The Zachman Framework [Zach87] is a traditional architectural approach that is not object oriented. It is a reference model with 30 architecture viewpoints based on two paradigms: Journalism (who, what, when, where, why, and

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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A New Development Framework on iSeries or i5/OS: Architecture


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