Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Movie: Tutorial 1 - Business Analysis Iteration 1

I have produced a movie, which will be the first of a set of mini tutorials, to demonstrate both the SAVARA methodology and tooling.

The first tutorial can be found at:

This tutorial covers the following:
  • Defining the participants and relationships between them
  • Creating a scenario to represent a business requirement
  • Creating example messages for use with the scenarios
  • Specifying the initial architectural model defined using a Choreography Description
  • Verifying that the architectural model meets the business requirements


There is a Q&A session on SAVARA at:

Unfortunately there are some transcription errors - so may be best to listen to the podcast of the actual interview :)

Friday, 18 December 2009

SAVARA 1.0 Milestone 1 Released

We are pleased to announce the first milestone release for SAVARA 1.0.

More details about the release can be found at:

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Alignment of SAVARA (Testable Architecture) to TOGAF

The importance of SAVARA becoming a standard method / toolset for enterprise and solution architects to clearly  and formally describe system (collaboration / communication) architectures cannot be emphasised enough. The benefits seen in early implementations of Testable architectures (the underpinnings of SAVARA) have been impressive to say the least.

In the same light, there is an increased acceptance of enterprise architecture framework like TOGAF in the industry which enables clear architecture descriptions, reduces redundancies and improves architecture output and adds value to the business solution.

Please see the downloadable whitepaper below which brings these two methodologies together and specifies the broad alignment of SAVARA (Testable Architecture) to The Open Group Enterprise Architecture Framework (TOGAF) showcasing that SAVARA can be used in conjunction with accepted enterprise modelling languages like Archimate to describe communications architecture  in formal and testable manner using simulation and visualisation.