Tag: Zachman

John Zachman and the curate’s egg

A couple evenings ago the BCS (British Computer Society) held a open question-and-answer session with John Zachman at the EAC-BPM conference in London. How much has the Zachman Framework for enterprise-architecture changed over the past decades – and particularly over the

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On layers in enterprise-architecture

How many layers are there in an enterprise-architecture? If we read any of the standard texts, you’ll see there are several popular answers. For example, Archimate says there are three: Business, Application and Technology. TOGAF says there are four: Business, Data,

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Metaframeworks in practice, Part 1: Extended-Zachman

What ontology-frameworks do we need, to make sense of the enterprise-architecture of a logistics-business? This is the first of five worked-examples of metaframeworks in practice – on how to hack and ‘smoosh-together’ existing frameworks to create appropriate tools to help

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Metaframeworks in practice: Introduction

If most of the frameworks we use in enterprise-architecture are ‘smooshed together’ from other frameworks, according to the needs of the context, then how do we do that ‘smooshing together’? More to the point, when and how and why should we

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Just Enough Detail

The real art of enterprise-architecture, and perhaps its hardest challenge, is in presenting the right level of detail. Not too little, not too much, but just enough. Just Enough Detail. To which people will, of course, immediately ask, “Okay, but

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A question of Who

Back at the launch of TOGAF 9, some eighteen months ago, one of the Open Group leads took me aside to a quiet corner of the hall. He looked around, as if to make sure that none of his colleagues

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More on Zachman and capability

This is in effect a continuation of the previous post on Zachman and capability, following on from some further comments on Microsoft architect Nick Malik’s original post on business-capability. Nick kindly described my comments as ‘extremely interesting’, and perhaps even

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Zachman and capability

An interesting (well, interesting to me, anyway 🙂 ) enterprise-architecture discussion on the position of ‘capability’ in the Zachman framework. This was triggered by a post by Microsoft architect Nick Malik: “Why Business Capabilities Are Not In The Zachman Framework”.

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Reference-sheets on Slideshare

Realised that the free-download reference-sheets from the Tetradian Enterprise Architecture books would be useful to have up on Slideshare as well, so have uploaded them there for more general accessibility than solely from the Tetradian Books website. “A framework for

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Slideshare #8: Whole-of-enterprise architecture

And the last in the current series of slide-decks that I’ve placed on Slideshare. This one’s from early 2007, and describes some of the analysis that I did at that period to find ways to break free from the usual

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