The N1 Grid architecture accelerates capability and
This chapter described the types of measurements needed to translate customer needs and requirements into measurable characteristics (CTQs) and to understand the capabilities needed to collect, roll up, analyze, and use the CTQs and the N1 Grid business information throughout the service life cycle. Methods to measure and analyze CTQs were seen to support both the situations where advancement to the
The examples should have helped you strengthen the requirements and SLRs captured for your N1 Grid solutions. The N1 Grid architecture enables new types of CTQs to be measured and delivered, enables input from an entirely new set of business stakeholders, and enables IT to align even closer to what the business needs. Use cases and SLRs can be elevated to support service life cycles and business policy over traditional compute, network, and storage activities.
Traceability provides the key to gathering, analyzing, validating, and verifying the requirements that you will use in architecture analysis and solution construction. A set of final requirements is only a beginning step to a final architecture and running solution because the architecture methodology should be
You should now be equipped to establish the measurable success criteria for your N1 Grid software engagement. Chapter 6 discusses the next steps to take: analyzing the prioritized requirements, constraints, and assumptions of your business in preparation for an N1 Grid architecture and design.
Chapter 6. Analysis
Leveraging the planning and measurement baselines described in the previous two chapters, this chapter introduces guidelines that are useful for developing alternative concepts for N1 Grid service
This chapter opens with a discussion of techniques to narrow down the N1 Grid architectural decisions before it
The chapter contains examples to help to distinguish between the available architectural choices and to introduce the means to close the gap between the business problem space and N1 Grid solution space. This chapter serves as the final stage of preparation for the strategic flexibility and solution focus of the rest of the book.