US Patent No. 9,274,753

APPLICATION DIAGRAM TOOL


Patent No. 9,274,753
Issue Date March 01, 2016
Title Application Diagram Tool
Inventorship Roberta Marie Carroll, Platte City, MO (US)
Carter Wayne Floyd, Jr., Overland Park, KS (US)
Assignee Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,274,753

1. A system for creating an application diagram, comprising:
a processor;
a technology roadmap database comprising technology roadmap information defining a technology roadmap, wherein the technology
roadmap identifies at least one of an approved operating system version, an approved computer model, an approved data store
system, or an approved computer program execution framework;

an application database comprising configuration information about a plurality of applications, the configuration information
identifying the technology resources allocated to each application, wherein the configuration information comprises whether
an interface between applications of the plurality of applications communicates data in real time or by batching, and the
data communication rate for the interface;

a project database-comprising project information about a plurality of projects, the project information identifying any project
impact on each application, wherein each project of the plurality of projects comprises at least one of modifying or creating
at least one application of the plurality of applications;

an analysis module that, when executed by the processor, is configured to analyze the technology roadmap information, the
configuration information, and the project information and to create the application diagram for a selected project, wherein
the application diagram organizes applications to be modified by the selected project and applications that interface with
those modified applications into functional areas of an enterprise that are based on an enhanced telecom operations map (eTOM)
and presents any changes planned for the selected project, and wherein the application diagram comprises an indicator pointing
between applications to be modified by the selected project and the applications that interface with those modified applications;
and

a user interface that, responsive to user input, receives a selection of projects and displays the application diagram comprising
the applications to be modified by the selected project and the applications that interface with those modified applications
into the functional areas of the enterprise, wherein the application diagram presents the applications to be modified by the
selected project and the applications that interface with those modified applications into the functional areas of the enterprise
in a single display.