Good morn ...
In effort to capture a high-level overview of all our database management systems in production, we developed a "straw-man"-like diagram that is intended to represent our core mission critical processing system and all related peripheral systems.
The diagram basically illustrates whether or not a relationship exist between the core and the peripheral system; in which direction does data flow; and whether or not the system is housed internally or externally -- as well as whether the system is proprietary or vendor-managed. Subsequent diagrams will drill down on the data relationships to an eventual code level where applicable.
The diagram is created in Visio.
At this level of generality, my questions are as follows:
1. ... is this "straw-man"-like approach a good strategy or best practice?
2. ... are there diagram tools other than or complimentary to Visio that will allow me to delve deeper into the system interfaces by way of a click or hyperlink?
3. ... how are other professionals developing and capturing that big-picture overview of their respective environments?
4. ... what value-added advise is there for such a project?
Thanks in advance,
June 1, 2004 11:15 AM
June 21, 2004 10:17 AM