Functional Framework Fundamentals
The Functional Framework provides a common reference map and language to navigate the Functional Architecture.
The Functional Framework (which is an evolution of the now legacy Application Framework) was created by removing the application context and breaking the activities into basic and unique system components. This can help service-oriented enterprises catalog the elemental building blocks that drive their operations.
Where the Business Process Framework (eTOM) provides a frame of reference for processes and the Information Framework (SID) provides a common information model, the Functional Framework gives a frame of reference for telecom automated functionalities.
The basic building block of the Functional Framework, a function is characterized by the information it handles and the service it performs. It doesn’t carry any context and allows your systems to employ the same function to perform many different activities.
The course explains how a standardized function map and taxonomy can help to re-plan and streamline a function portfolio.
This one-day course is offered in expert-led virtual or in-person session to ensure a balance of classroom style education and interactive, hands-on exercises to maximize your learning. It will help you gain practical experience of the use of the framework that can be applied in day-to-day work.
Pre-requisites: Open Digital Framework (ODF) Overview is recommended
Duration: 1 day
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Who should attend?
This course is suitable for:
- Enterprise and Solution Architects
- Anyone involved in system selection or application portfolio rationalization
- Software vendors looking to understand how service providers would use the Framework
What will you learn?
You will be able to:
- Define where the Functional Framework came from
- Describe the Functional Framework including its scope and structure
- Define the common domain-based structure used in the framework models
- Describe the functional groupings on the Functional Framework
- Identify the levels of aggregation of a function
- Describe the need for aggregation of a function
- Define the relationship between functions and ODA components
- Identify a function that can be realized into a component on the ODA taxonomy view
To provide a detailed description of the Functional Framework, and how service providers and suppliers may use it in practice.
You will understand the Framework’s structure and content and review real life use cases of how the framework has been used and the benefits gained.
- Module 1 The Functional Framework: Where did it come from?
- Module 2 The Functional Framework: Part of the Open Digital Architecture (ODA)
- Module 3 The Functional Framework: What is it?
- Module 4 The Functional Framework: Common structure
- Module 5 The Functional Framework: Scope and structure
- Module 6 The Functional Framework: Groupings
- Module 7 The Functional Framework: Example of function classification
- Module 8 The Functional Framework: Functions to ODA components
- Module 9 Describing a component using TM Forum Frameworks
- Module 10 Brief Example: Describing a component using TM Forum Frameworks
A course attendance certificate is issued on satisfactory completion of the course. There is a knowledge certification exam also associated with the course material. Passing this exam counts towards the TM Forum skill certification. Find out more here.
This course is on the following skill path certification tracks:
- ODA Components skill path
- ODA Systems skill path