abstractors of what how where who when and why of multiple artifacts such as

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abstractors of what, how, where, who, when, and why of multiple artifacts such as the planner, owner, designer, builder, and implementer; leading to the end result, THE enterprise (Zachman, 1996). The principle of the framework is that there are only six view points in the rows that cannot be changed, but they can be moved within the rows in order to align with the multiple artifacts in the columns (Watts, 2019) . This helps give the enterprise architect and the stakeholders an overview to help strategize and apply perspective for the best possible outcome. The structure creates a logical result where all details of the complex system can be examined and also mitigate risks that can possibly cause a huge disaster in an enterprise. 2
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THE ZACHMAN FRAMEWORK Below, is Fig. 1.1, an actual graphic image of the Zachman Framework structure created by Zachman himself. Fig. 1.1 Strength & Weakness Analysis The main strength of the Zachman Framework is that it presents insight of an enterprise in a standardized way, to be able to be explained and evaluated (TOGAF, 2006). This lets stakeholders target crucial branches within an enterprise without losing focus on the overall architecture. The downside to this is that there are too many complexities and details to go over within such a large enterprise. Although the base structure can be well thought out, the micro scaled variables that were not put into consideration during the implementation of the Zachman 3
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