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MIKE2.0 Content Hierarchy
The MIKE2.0 Methodology is stored in various forms is distributed documents, tools and web content. In order to make this content flow together for the end-user, MIKE2.0 provides a content model that organizes the content and its relationships through the overall set of tasks and components in the architecture. As the development of the methodology is a continuous process, MIKE2.0 has been constructed in a fashion so that functionality can be added underneath the Overall Implementation Guide and SAFE Architecture framework.
Users of the MIKE2.0 Methodology should always start with the Overall Implementation Guide and the MIKE2.0 Usage Model before using any of the more detailed assets when undertaking a project as they explain the relationships between the phases, activities and tasks of the overall methodology.
MIKE2.0 Solution Offerings
MIKE2.0 Solution Offerings address business and technology problems related to information management by supplementing the Overall Implementation Guide in both a detailed and holistic fashion. The detailed aspect to MIKE2.0 Solution Offerings means that they typically encompass very specific techniques, design patterns and process steps. The holistic aspect means that MIKE2.0 Solution Offerings tend to focus on a certain type of problem as opposed to being generalized for information management like the Overall Implementation Guide. MIKE2.0 Solution Offerings are mapped to Activities in the Overall Implementation Guide.
There are multiple types of Solutions that make up the MIKE2.0 Methodology:
Thus far, the primary focus of MIKE2.0 has been on creating Solutions that apply to the Technology Backplane. The complementary MIKE2.0 Business and Vendor Solutions are newer areas and will have a greater ongoing focus as the methodology is further developed.
Core Solution Offerings
Core Solution Offerings are solutions for common problems in Information Management. These problems are fairly signficant and would come in the form of major projects that an organisation would conduct that would take place over months or years. Core Solutions are often industry-independent, complementing Business Solution Offerings which tend to apply to a specific type of organisation. They are also logical, complementing Product Solution Offerings which are technology-specific. They are delivered through Information Development and Infrastructure Development, using components from the SAFE Architecture.
Core Solution Offerings cover specific best practices around implementing foundation capabilities, advanced capabilities or an aggregate of these capabilities to deliver an overall architectural approach.
Core Solution Offerings are contained within 6 main Offering Groups:
Composite Solution Offerings go across offerings within different offerings groups.
The complete list of offerings are shown below within their respective Offering Groups. This list of Offerings will evolve over time and contributors are encouraged to propose new offerings.
Business Solution Offerings
MIKE2.0 Business Solutions provide recommendations for solving a number of business problems for which information management is critical to success.
Business Solutions help users by proving an introduction to the business problem, the industries it impacts and why the MIKE2.0 approach is beneficial to solving the problem. They also provide a set of high-level business requirements, required aspects of the SAFE Architecture and applicable activities from the Overall Implementation Guide. It also lists some recommended best practices for implementation, typical areas of complexity and applicable vendor technology solutions to solve the business problem.
Proposed initial MIKE2.0 Business Solutions include:
Business Solution Offerings relate to the Business Model View of the architecture and are complemented by Core Solution Offerings. To solve any complex business problem Application Development, Infrastructure Development and Information Development activities are needed.
Product Solution Offerings
Product Solution Offerings describe an offering that is specific to a commercial or open source product. They map directly to Core Solution Offerings and in some cases also map to Business Solution Offerings.
Vendor Solution Offerings are vendor-specific recommendations for solving problems in Information Management. Whereas core Solution Offerings tend to be logical in nature, Vendor solutions are physical as they focus on implementation approaches with specific vendor products.
Open Source Solution Offerings are used to implement solutions to Information Management problems, solely through the use of open source technologies. Open Source products tend to be immature when compared with commercial offerings in the Information Management space – one of the goals of MIKE2.0 is to address this issue by becoming an organizing framework for the use of Open Source technologies
Within MIKE2.0 there is a particular focus on the use of open source technologies. These open source products are similar to commercial product offerings in that they map into the logical solutions.
MIKE2.0 Solution Capabilities
Solution Capabilities are the assets that bring together the MIKE2.0 Methodology. They provide the lowest level assets within MIKE2.0 as well an overall set of activities and tasks for Enterprise Information Management that are provided through an
While they are typically not market-facing sales assets, Solution Capabilities are a critical aspect of the delivery process and therefore a key aspect of the solution. They support go-to-market Solution Offerings through a number of Foundational Solutions, an Overall Implementation Guide, Usage Model, and Supporting Assets that are critical to delivery of each solution.
While Solution Offerings are often seen as the "face" of the MIKE2.0 Methodology, Solution Capabilities are the "glue". Solution Capabilities make up the great majority of content. MIKE2.0 makes use of open, shared and private versions of these assets that factor into the sales and delivery process. A number of Solution Capabilities are protected as Core Methodology.
Overall Implementation Guide
The Overall Implementation Guide collates all of the content contained within MIKE2.0 framework. In a nutshell, the guide is the organizing framework for bringing everything together. The Overall Implementation Guide is comprised of the following:
To better appreciate the activities and tasks of the Overall Implementation Guide, it is useful to describe the architecture framework and delivery model at a high level. This includes:
Note that the development of the methodology is a continuous process. To this end, MIKE2.0 has been constructed in a fashion that allows functionality to be added underneath the Overall Implementation Guide and governing architecture.
The Overall Implementation Guide provides the governing set of Phases, Activities, and Tasks for the MIKE2.0 Methodology:
Each Phase, Activity, and Task consist of the following:
At the Activity level, the following are also defined:
Each of these areas will be enhanced over time. Doing so supplement the core methodology. Contributors to MIKE2.0 can recommend extensions and new Core Supporting Assets to the Overall Implementation Guide.
A number of Usage Models exist to map Activities to Solution Offerings. These include models for:
The corresponding Offerings explain the context in which these activities are used. What's more, they are performed for each activity in the Overall Implementation Guide.
Even if the project represents only a small subset of work, organisations should attempt to cross-check the approach against the overall steps in the methodology. Doing so ensures that all requird activities have been completed. Ultimately, this means that even tactical projects may start with a review of the Blueprint stage.
Integrating MIKE2.0 to External Assets provides the approach for using MIKE2.0 in the context of an overall implementation programme.
Foundational Solutions are "background" solutions that support the Core Solution Offerings of the MIKE2.0 Methodology. Foundational Solutions include:
Some Foundational Solutions are also go-to-market offerings. These include:
Foundational Solutions represent the lowest-level assets within MIKE2.0 that are comprehensive in nature. They often tie together multiple Supporting Assets; they are referenced from the Overall Implementation Guide and other Solution Offerings.
SAFE (Strategic Architecture for the Federated Enterprise) provides the technology solution framework for MIKE2.0. The SAFE Architecture goes across applications, data, and infrastructure and was designed to accommodate the inherent complexities of a highly federated organisation. SAFE covers a number of capabilities, varying from those that are fundamental for the majority of project implementations to advanced capabilities that are only emerging in the area of Enterprise Information Management.
MIKE2.0 uses an architecture-driven approach that moves from a conceptual vision of the architecture to a set of strategic vendor products before moving into a solution architecture and design for each increment. Many of the tasks of the Overall Implementation Guide are architecture-specific, and all MIKE2.0 Solutions reference aspects of the SAFE Architecture as part of their approach to implementation.
An Information Governance framework is a key aspect of the MIKE2.0 Methodology. The Information Governance Solution Offering is a go-to-market offering that also acts as a foundational aspect of the suite. The offering provides a comprehensive approach to improving Information Governance through a method for moving to an improved competency in how information is managed across the organization. This includes staff skill sets, policies, procedures and processes, organizational structures and technology.
The broad definition of Information Governance employed in MIKE2.0 is therefore an important driver for organizational change that include analysis of information maturity levels, communications models and interactions with senior technology and business stakeholders. .
The offering for Information Governance is the key enabler for delivering an Information Development approach.
Supporting Assets are reusable building blocks that provide the requisite detail to complement the MIKE2.0 Methodology. Many of the activities within the methodology involve sample assets to which end-users can refer during the implementation process. There are a number of different types of Supporting Assets:
Substantial additions/changes to the Overall Implementation Guide and Solution Offerings are typically driven through the creation of Supporting Assets. Guidelines for contributing to the methodology define this process.
MIKE2.0 Collaboration Environment
MIKE2.0 is hosted within a comprehensive collaboration environment that allow users to engage in knowledge sharing, content development and skills improvement. The capabilities provided by omCollab include:
There are also a number of extensions to these components, that can be found of the Special:Version page of MIKE2.0.
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