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    A3 KAM - Triple A(Architectural, Actionable and  Augmented) Knowledge Assets Management

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    Generalized Enterprise Function Framework  (GEFF)

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    ABODE™ business transformation methodology  founded on EA3.0

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    Enterprise Architecture 3.0 (EA3.0) - the third wave in Enterprise Architecture approaches

Knowledge Function Management


A Knowledge Function is a definition work that must be performed within a Capability. The Knowledge Function can be enriched with three types of functional knowledge:

    1. Architectural Knowledge

the knowledge about the relationships with other architectural components and how to keep these relationships consistent and coherent

    2. Actionable Knowledge

the knowledge how the function can be executed as a combination of
  •  Internal coherence and logic  
as defined in the microflow of the Knowledge Function
  •  External coherence and logic
as defined by the Process Flow; because successive actionable knowledge functions exchange data it is necessary to define them as Input and Output Parameters per Actionable Knowledge Function
  •  Data Manipulation  
as defined by Services
  • Business Logic 
as defined by Business RuleSets

    3. Augmented Knowledge

the knowledge explaining the user how the Knowledge Function should work and be used within the organization as defined in
  • Documents
as defined in texts, audio files, video files/virtual reality applications, augmented reality applications
  • Methods  
as defined in manuals accessible via links or documents
  • Techniques  
as defined by their usage in methods in manuals accessible via links or documents
  • Tools   
as defined by their usage in techniques in manuals accessible via links or documents
  • (External) Services 
as defined by their usage accessible via links or documents

Problems and Solutions

The definition of Functional Knowledge is seldom part of the transition delivery process and often forgotten in contemporary approaches. In the opinion of Enterprise Architects this is a misapprehension.

Enterprise Architects has embedded Functional Knowledge Management within its approach by delivering solutions in three ways (architectural, actionable, and augmented functional knowledge). The architectural and the actionable knowledge is automatically registered during the Transition Delivery processes. Augmented knowledge will need extra involvement of consultants.


Tools to support Knowledge Function Management

To support Knowledge Function Management Enterprise Architects delivers the following tools:

  •  Architectural and Action Knowledge tools
  • APM/Process Modeling  
See Business Process Design
  • AFM/Function Management
Managing Knowledge Functions for all types of functional knowledge
Retrieving and storing Knowledge Functions in the Knowledge Function Framework
  • AFI/Function Microflow Modeling 
Enriching and defining the logical microflow of internal actionable Knowledge Function components
  • AOM/Object Modeling 
Modeling Business Objects, relate them to Enterprise Objects, map them to Data Objects and generate the Information and Data messages
  • AUM/User interaction Modeling       
Modeling Presentation Objects, mapping them to Business Objects, generate presentation messages
  • ARM/business Ruleset Management 
Managing Business RuleSets including the sources
  • ISE/Integrated Service Engineering 
Managing the different Messages and based on that build the
  • Information Services  
the services that manage the Business Object manipulations
  • Presentation Services 
the services that manage the Presentation Object manipulations and User Interaction
  • Data Services, and 
the services that manage the Data Object manipulations
  • Technical Services
the services that manage the services of COTS utilities
  • Augmented Knowledge tools
  • AFM/Function Managemen
Managing Knowledge Functions for all types of augmented knowledge
  • Enriched Knowledge Functions (App(lication)s)
can be published in the Knowledge Function Store for use in other organizations
  • Complete Processes 
can also be published in a special part of the Knowledge Function Store for processes
  • Business Solutions
containing several Processes, can be published in the Knowledge Function Store in a special part dedicated to Business Solutions like BiSL, ITIl, ASL, DAMA, COBIT
  • Business Models
deliver several Business Solutions for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are published in the SME part of the Knowledge Function Store

Advantages of the Enterprise Architects approach

  1. The result of modeling and enriching the actionable Knowledge Function is an executable app or application that can be tested immediately
    (DME or Direct Model Execution)
  2. Enriching Knowledge Functions delivers actionable and architectural function knowledge immediately
  3. Augmented knowledge can be added per Knowledge Function
  4. Because enriched Knowledge Functions are stored in the Knowledge Function Framework, the enriched Functions or App(lication)s can be used, duplicated and changed easily. This can be done internally by single organizations, but larger organization or conglomerates and governments can reuse the enriched functions also. The enriched functions or App(plication)s can be published in the Knowledge Function Store.
  5. The SAFe™ Core Values are safeguarded and improved as follows
    • Alignment
    • Built-in Quality
    • Transparency