Chapter 8. The Operational Model

The tires hit the road; let the fun begin!

At this point, if you feel that you’ve earned your bread, here is some breaking news for you: The job ain’t yet done, my friend. Who will put your functional model into operation? I hear a familiar voice in the background calling out: “I rely on you to put this all into action. Let the tires hit the road!”

With a well-defined functional model, the components, once implemented, would need a home; that is, each of the components needs to run on a piece of hardware that is commensurate with the workload that the component has to support. While the functional model treated the system in terms of its usage (that is, who was using the system, how they were interacting with ...

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