2 years, 11 months ago

The Pioneers of Enterprise Architecture

I’ve been involved with enterprise architecture since the early 1980s, so I think of myself as a second-generation architect. I learnt about enterprise architecture through a mixture of meeting other architects, reading widely around the subject and related disciplines, and, of course, through hard graft and experience. Nowadays there are many enterprise architects practising their art and science…

4 years, 6 months ago

Who put the “Enterprise” in Architecture?

Enterprise Architecture is a commonly accepted label, used around the world by Enterprise Architects, and yet the meaning of the term continues to provoke debate. “Architecture” – on its own – is not confusing a term. Although some definitions narrow it to buildings, I prefer a more open definition which includes Enterprise Architecture, such as this: “[architecture…

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5 years, 11 months ago

Architecture Frameworks – too complex and multi-dimensional?

Following the recent The Open Group’s “Business Transformation in Finance, Government & Healthcare” conference in London, I was pleased to see this comment about Lean Enterprise Architecture: “We were told that Standard Frameworks are too complex and multidimensional – people were interested in how we use them to provide simple working guidelines to the architecture…

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5 years, 11 months ago

Zachman Ontology, not Framework?

Time to rename it?There is an interesting discussion on the Zachman Framework LinkedIn group, about the practical use and tool support for the Zachman Framework. I’ve put up a couple of comments because the Zachman Framework is not a good basis for a practical EA use or tool support, and it is about time that…

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9 years, 2 months ago

John Zachman is Dead, Long Live John Zachman

Typically, the world of EA is boring. In this last few weeks, all bets are off as John Zachman goes to court and questions are raised about the near term and long term effects to the commercialization of EA Frameworks and the EA certification marketplace. It’s still early days, but challenges from the “father of EA” require consideration.

9 years, 2 months ago

John Zachman is Dead, Long Live John Zachman

Typically, the world of EA is boring. In this last few weeks, all bets are off as John Zachman goes to court and questions are raised about the near term and long term effects to the commercialization of EA Frameworks and the EA certification marketplace. It’s still early days, but challenges from the “father of EA” require consideration.

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