Entitlement Standards/Solution/Management/Tracking/Qualities

Qualities

Resource Qualities
Resource qualities include Functional and Non-Functional Properties (e.g. FPs/NFPs), Key Performance Indicators (e.g. KPIs), Quality of Service (e.g. QoS) attributes, as well as other qualitative resource properties.

Functional
In fact functional (FP) and non-functional (NFP) properties are quite similar, the main difference being the lack of universality which is typically greater for NFPs and qualitative properties than for FPs.

Semantics
Richer agreed uponsemanticscould add a lot, but they must be defined first, agreed upon next. As their limited current use will increase over time and has many qualities need to remain “proprietary” or “unspecified”, a modular expandable 2 level (e.g. mode) semantics support architecture is proposed, with:

  • Custom NFPs (Infrastructure mode) support is required as a default case and semantics
  • Semantic NFPs (Semantics mode) can be defined for any “standard specified” NFPs
  • RQ Tracking is indispensable for KPIs, common with NFPs & QoS, available for FPs also
  • RQ attribute sets (e.g. RQ sets) are also supported for both FPs & NFPs

Resource Modeling
Modeling, managing, and tracking resources with their qualities, relations, behaviors, and processes, Resource Modeling offers a powerful natural information pattern-based management framework, where resource qualities are managed and matched patterns (e.g.Negotiation).

Naming
RQs include KPIs and NFPs, which also include QoS. TRQs (e.g. Tracking Resource Qualities) generically include all tracked properties like KPIs, and other indicators. This document uses RQ and TRQ as synonyms, each including both, unless otherwise specified.

Basic RQ Patterns
Typical basic RQ patterns help structure RQ management, support compatibility specifications, as well, they include:

  • RQs are, possibly calculated (e.g. Tracking), attributes or attribute sets (e.g. formula, virtual)
  • “Tracking Resource Qualities” (e.g. TRQs) are RQs with valid “metrics” formulas
  • TRQs “metrics” formulas calculate “actual” values, on specified events, timings, schedules
  • TRQ formulas can access resource context, including attributes and availablesemantics
  • An RQ can be a single resource attribute but often, it is a related attribute set
    (e.g. goal, estimate, formula, value, constraints) of which one attribute holds current value
  • Resource attributes can participate to many qualities (e.g. constraints, previous)