Zachmans framework - UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ASIA The Zachman Framework IFSM-311 Enterprise Architecture and Systems P.Bailey Paul Bailey IFSM

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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ASIA The Zachman Framework IFSM-311 Enterprise Architecture and Systems P.Bailey
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Paul Bailey IFSM 311-Enterprise Architecture and Systems Table of Contents Abstract ............................................................................................................................................ 3 EA Framework ................................................................................................................................. 3 The Zachman Framework Defined .................................................................................................. 3 Zachman Framework Explained ...................................................................................................... 4 Framework and Architecture Today ................................................................................................ 6 Zachman & GERAM ................................................................................................................... 7 Zachman & IGSM ........................................................................................................................ 7 Conclusion ................................................................................................................................... 8 Bibliography .................................................................................................................................... 9 2
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Paul Bailey IFSM 311-Enterprise Architecture and Systems Abstract The selection of EA Products consists of elements that are required to “support the scope and characteristics of the EA.” [Chi01] The Chief Architect is essential in selecting these products. The products must support the vantage point of the EA, whether that is a high level perspective or a detailed perspective. “If the content is too high a level…or to detailed, it may be difficult to manage.”[Chi01] These products can be viewed as models that represent the business of the enterprise. The selection of these models will help drive the selection of a desired framework that suits the classification and organization of these models. EA Framework As you may have gathered from the abstract the EA Framework is selected keeping in mind the business. Why is this important? One to ensure the selected framework can adequately reflect the business. The EA frame work will be used by the EA Architect similar to how a blueprint is used in the operative sense when constructing a building. Outside of adequately reflecting the business, the framework also helps to drive the scope of the EA. The selected EA Framework for discussion is the Zachman Framework I will attempt to define as well as explain the effectiveness and the rationale behind Zachman’s Framework. The Zachman Framework Defined The Zachman Framework begins by asking the fundamental questions of “what, how, when, who, where, and why.”[Zac] the answers are then woven in to an abstract representation of an idea suitable to the instance of use. Representation is achieved through “Identification, Definition, Representation, Specification, Configuration and Instantiation.” The framework adequately represents its intended classification as a theory vs. a methodology. A methodology encompasses steps and principles that are only applicable to a given project. The Zachman Frame 3
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Paul Bailey IFSM 311-Enterprise Architecture and Systems work does not embody such a restrictive quality. “The Zachman framework describes the structure of system architecture and processes for its development.” Zachman Framework Explained “The Zachman Framework is a bounded 6X6 matrix scheme, which can be sued to organize and verify the completeness of the descriptive representations of various, complex business systems.”[Pop] The layout of the framework is based on the use of columns, used by Zachman
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