Amarco case study: A Banking
of this case study
||Demonstrate how Amarco gets the global view of a new
information system, including a "datawarehouse"
||Demonstrate the expression power of the Amarco's
concepts and tools in presenting the information. Thus the communication
with management / designers / suppliers is improved
The external architecture puts boundaries around the system. So we can
see the outside systems, how they are connected and what services are
The internal architecture shows the components. The service points seen
from the exterior are now mapped on internal objects.
We can display only the connections relative to an object. It is clear
what service points (interfaces) are to be respected if we proceed to a
To improve system visibility, and to stress peculiar aspects, we can show
only a selected category of service points. In this diagram we present only
the administration links between component
The management system may be represented also by taking into account the
various information technologies that are present in its structure. The
service points are scattered on various technology -oriented
infrastructures. Thus we can see the various exchanges that take place
between technology environments. A more detailed view may show the effective
communication links, with service points like TCP/IP, X25, SNA etc.
Component object - external architecture
If we take into account a component object, we can first present it as an
Component object - internal architecture
The internal architecture shows the objects that constitute its
structure. Somewhere there is a datawarehouse...
Behavior - an execution scenario
We can map an execution scenario on the internal structure of the system.
In this diagram we choose to underline two phases that seemed important for
the presentation of the system before a high-ranking manager.
Behavior - another scenario
On this same structure we can map another execution scenario: