EA Research PaperEnterprise ArchitectureUMUC IFSM 311Darrius MooreThe Zachman Framework is used to identify and reflect on the company architecture's future challenges. It is a company that is important for its management to classify and organize
design artifacts. The concepts of the Zachman framework for Enterprise Architecture and Information Systems Architecture were developed in 1987. The Zachman technique is used worldwide. The Zachman framework is an enterprise architecture which delivers a structured andformal definition and view of an enterprise. The framework of Zachman applied to companies, but the framework is generic. The framework is an extensive, logical structure for any complicated object's graphic representation, and it does not define any specific method or technique. The framework is used to develop a company's systems with the use of a grid model for particular procedures. Senior management and IT professionals who work for a big company also use the structure. To assist them evaluate the consequences of the enterprise's main business systems and IT policies. With few non-technical phrases, the framework helps to transmit complicated ideas.The aim of the Zachman Framework was to provide a way to view a company and its information systems from various angles and how the company's elements are linked. Today, many big organizations have a challenge in reacting to change. This is due to the lack of internal understanding of complex structure and components in different areas of the organization. The Zachman Framework has countless goals that assist processes within the company to sort procedures and technological problems (Zachman, 2008). These problems within the company could be countless essential problems of some importance to the company, depending on the general and IT management. The Zachman framework has a way of classifying an organization’sarchitecture. The proactive business tool can be used to model an organization’s existing functions, elements, processes and help manage the business change. The Zachman framework's range focuses on six main views. The design of the scheme is structured around the different players ' points of perspective. In the context, each view is portrayed as a line. Including planner, proprietor, designer, integrator (subcontractor) and user. The scope of the Zachman framework is the way it depicts the holistic model of an enterprise information infrastructure. Nevertheless,
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