Thursday, July 17, 2008

Standard Models for the Service Provider Industry

More and more companies on the internet are providing services to other people, companies, or service providers. These companies are in thier own right "Service Providers".

If you are a modeler or developer that is working for a service provider or wish to provide a new service, you may find the TMForum to be a great place to start. They provide an industry standard framework for service providers. It will also make interoperability and exchange of information easier between service providers (Because most are developing this standard).

http://www.tmforum.org/browse.aspx?catID=733

These two are the of interest to me, but there is much more there then these two items in the forum such as application frameworks. So dig arround.

SID - Standard Information Framework for a service provider
eTOM - Standard Process Framework for a service provider.

UML vs. IDEF1x

This is very useful article that does a comparitive mapping between UML and IDEF1x for those who are ERWin users and have a need to use a UML tool such as Rational Rose or Sparx.

http://www.dama-michigan.org/2%20Jerry%20Stembridge%20Feature%20Article.htm