Working Area

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Introduction

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The OIAm dimension "Working Area" signifies a logical grouping of Environments and infrastructure facilities (Building Blocks) that offer a same kind of functionality, and commonly are managed with the same infrastructure expertise. The purpose of this dimension is the assignment of responsibilities for maintenance of guidelines, functional descriptions and standards for a specific kind of facilities. Thus, each organization could theoretically divide the infrastructure landscape along different lines, according to their own interpretation of fields of expertise and substantial responsibility. However, in practice we see that most organizations use Working Areas that are much alike.


ArchiSurance implementation

For ArchiSurance, we've chosen to stick to the OIAm proposed set of Working Areas. Thus we have the following Working Areas defined:

Working Area Owner Maturity
Client Realm S.A.D. Jumelet 3
Middleware S.A.D. Jumelet 3
Network S.A.D. Jumelet 3
Security & Support J.A.H. Schoonderbeek 2
Server S.A.D. Jumelet 3
Storage J.A.H. Schoonderbeek 2

Note that for each Working Area, a unique two-letter abbreviation is chosen to be used in the naming convention for Environments, Building Block Types and Building Block Variants.