10 years, 7 months ago

Who among us uses the EABOK?

Link: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/nickmalik/archive/2010/09/15/who-among-us-uses-the-eabok.aspx

Know what doesn’t come up in conversation all that often?  The EA Body of Knowledge document, created by MITRE.  Perhaps it is because the document really isn’t used in the commercial settings, or perhaps it is viewed as an overlap of TOGAF (which it isn’t).  Or perhaps, with no one actively promoting it, there is no awareness of it?  I’m not sure the reasons, but the document does exist. 

If you are interested in taking a look, you can find the EABOK at the following link:

 http://www.mitre.org/work/tech_papers/tech_papers_04/04_0104/04_0104.pdf

I will be looking over the EABOK in the coming weeks, looking at things like

  • Who wrote it and who will keep it up to date?
  • How does the book reflect the evolving field of Enterprise Architecture
  • What organizations use the document, and how is it used?
  • Who is required to read it and learn it?  What value would they get out doing so?

 

If you are familiar with the EABOK, and would like to help me to understand the answers to these and other EABOK questions, please contact me.