The Ontology Application Framework (OAF) reminds of the Technology
Readiness Level (NASA's TRL's) that one could use with another tool,
like an Analytic Hierarchical Process (AHP) to identify an ontology
dependency and development strategy for the larger enterprise: for
example, knowing what you have, what you don't have, and therefore,
what you need to have, would a kind of "inventory" mechanism that a
document along the lines of this one might provide. As an industry
developer with clients in the public and private sector spaces, I
tend to do this similar kind of road-map work almost
semi-automatically for any new job because I always need some kind
of inventory that serves the purpose of seeing the client road map
and what the barriers to success might be.
While the OAF document uses words like "value metrics" it does not
indicate what methodology is used whereby qualitative and often
subject judgments are input and objective numerical evaluations as
outputs (aka value metrics) are used. My preference is AHP and
other portfolio valuation methods.
The OAF might be the seed for someone to take it further and a
create a kind of Zachman *style* framework or model which becomes a
tool for rapid assessment in strategic road map development, and
therefore, critical and quantitative budgeting, for the renovation
of legacy enterprises and/or legacy with new technology integration
paths that are productivity and cost optimal.
I don't like the acronym "OAF" since it sounds like the dictionary
word "oaf" ( according to Merriam-Webster, a big clumsy slow witted
person). Even though my point seems trite, some critical managers
might find that acronym disconcerting. And we need all the help we
Perhaps a name along the lines of Road-mapping Ontology Model (ROM)
which corresponds also with a popular acronym for Rough Order of
Magnitude might be useful.
Or perhaps I am just missing the point entirely?
On 2/28/11 8:51 AM, Wisnosky, Dennis E OSD DCMO wrote:
And, its purpose?
Dennis E. Wisnosky
Department of Defense
Business Mission Area
Chief Architect and Chief Technical Officer
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