eaMindShare Diagrams

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General rule of thumb is to use eaMindShare diagrams/models for Enterprise/Domain and planning aspects of Solution Architecture.

eaMindShare defines 14 basic diagram types, divided into three general sets:

1. Landscape Diagrams (Lay of the Land)

Provides an overview and a general landscape view.  They are organised on two dimensions namely time & depth.  Typically they provide an overview with natural decomposition to drill depper into.  Unlike other methodologies the emphasis is less on a cronological sequence of Conceptual, Logical and Physical.  Many times these landscape diagrams are also use for context.


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L0 Diagrams are used to depict a landscape at the highest level.  Almost, always it is more about the key focus areas than about the actual content.  

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L1 Diagrams depict the landscape at a depper level than L0 diagrams.  Typically for every domain demarcated in a L0 diagram you will find a L1 diagram.

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L2 Diagrams show how instances of structural elements are related and used at run-time.


2. Positioning Diagrams

Positioning diagrams is about framing and positioning things.

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Configuration Diagrams are illistrating objects and describe the interactions between them at a high level

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Context Diagrams define the basic building blocks of a model: the types, classes and general materials that are used to construct a full model

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Framework Diagrams show how instances of structural elements are related and used at run-time.


3. Directional Diagrams

Positioning diagrams capture the varieties of interaction and instantaneous state within a model as it 'executes' over time.

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Vision Diagrams are used to divide the model into logical containers or 'packages' and describe the interactions between them at a high level

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Roadmap Diagrams define the basic building blocks of a model: the types, classes and general materials that are used to construct a full model

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