In answer to a question about “implementing” the Zachman Framework … here is my response:
Remember … the Framework is much like the Periodic Table … you wouldn’t necessarily “implement” the Periodic Table. However, it would be really helpful if you could keep an inventory of as many of the Periodic Table elements as you can so when you get ready to produce a compound, a chemical implementation, it could be done very quickly and very cheaply.
Similarly, the Framework.
I always say … “Some day … SOMEDAY, you are going to wish you had all these models …. etc. etc.” You don’t NEED all the models … however, the more, the better … but maybe it would be UTOPIA to have all the Framework Primitive, single-variable models, all made explicit, all enterprise-wide, all horizontally and vertically integrated and all at excruciating level of detail! If you had them all in inventory, you could manufacture Composite implementations (systems) from the Primitive Models (architecture) VERY quickly and VERY cheaply! That effectively would be “mass-customization” of the Enterprise (“custom Enterprises mass-produced in quantities of one for immediate delivery”) … the actual realization of “late-binding” of system implementations … not to mention an actually “lean and mean”, deliberately designed, Enterprise reality!