ARCWAY Method

Fundamental Modeling Concepts

Fundamental Modeling Concepts (FMC) provide a framework to describe software-intensive systems. FMC defines a dedicated diagram type for each perspective (landscape). ARCWAY Cockpit offers extended drill-down-features through these landscapes. FMC diagrams use a simple and lean notation. The purpose of FMC diagrams is to facilitate the communication about a software system, not only between technical experts but also between technical experts and business or domain experts. The comprehensibility of FMC diagrams has made them famous among its supporters. read more…

Business Landscapes

Business landscapes show area of responsibility, business data and their flow from a business point of view. With the use of business landscapes the focus is set on the business interrelations and not on the technical implementation. The business landscape structures the problem definition for the technical realization. read more…

Application Landscapes

Application landscape present a technical oriented view of the IT landscape of an organization. Within application landscape components like applications, systems and their interfaces are shown. read more…

Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN)

Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) is a standard for business process modeling that provides a graphical notation for specifying business processes in a Business Process Diagram (BPD). The objective of BPMN is to support business process management, for both technical users and business users, by providing a notation that is intuitive to business users, yet able to represent complex process semantics. read more…

Process Models

For the visualization of business processes ARCWAY Cockpit offers event driven process chains (EPC), BPMN diagrams (Business Process Model and Notation) and petri nets. Process flows show the sequence of activities – and their dependencies – which are required to fulfill the business targets. read more…

Drill-Down & Variations

To allow control over the complexity of landscapes, high-level maps can be refined using detailed models. In most cases, two levels of refinement are sufficient to allow even the most complex situations to be presented comprehensively. Principally, though, users can present their results using any number of levels of refinement. read more…