25 Aug Here’s a zipped pdf of the new version of the Zachman Framework (with permission): ZFzip. An official version will be posted on. The thoughts expressed in this book are, in many senses, based the Zachman Framework. Figure shows the Zachman Framework (excluding the details ). 30 Aug You can download a PDF with the new framework from Ron Ross, and you can read a concise definition of the Zachman Framework on the.

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So I think the question is — does version 3 of the Zachman Framework address the need framdwork constantly rethinking what it means to be an enterprise architect, or what it means to architect? The framework does zacchman define a methodology for an architecture. However, the most significant improvement in this version however, is the use of the gradient color banding across the Rows and down the Columns. The first is the fundamentals of communication found in the primitive interrogatives: The vertical arrows make those processes dependent on some control or mechanism which destroys the primitive or ” Periodic Table ” idea of The Framework.

It is also recursive in that it can be used to analyze the architectural composition of itself. It provides a synoptic view of the models needed for enterprise architecture. Now when we are in the Information Age, it is the Enterprise organization that is increasing in complexity and it is changing. KMS is an example of using technology to help an organization be more efficient and successful in their knowledge mngenameat efforts.


Proceedings of the twenty first international conference on Information systems. Six criteria to evaluate your artefacts. It is my opinion that Enterprise Architecture is the determinant of survival in the Information Age. To which cells do these artificts belong in ZF 3. One of the later versions of the Zachman Framework, offered by Zachman International as industry standard.

John Zachman presents a very compelling argument, that is, every organization needs an Enterprise Architecture to survive. It has had a huge impact on innumerable people! John Zachman presents a very compelling argument, that is, every organization needs frmework Enterprise Architecture to survive.

The Zachman Framework clearly has no methodological implications. The current version 3.

Conversely, Processes without ontological structures are ad hoc, fixed and dependent on practitioner skills for example, Alchemy, based on trial and error. In the paper “Concepts of the Framework for Enterprise Architecture” Zachman frameaork that the framework should be referred to as a “Framework for Enterprise Architecture”, and should have from the beginning. If you want to synthesize your professional experiences His work has helped to drive strategy execution and subsequent business outcomes through his ontology, strategy mapping, matrixes and models.

Never seen until now, this is the original Zachman Framework: Notice it has only 3 Columns.

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Also the EA energy injection by John Zachman was once more a highlight for me. It was a more comprehensive, holistic approach to the subject than other training. In this sense they are like the examples shown in the Framework for the primitives in the columns. Mapping a part of the DoDAF Eventually, when a knowledge base has matured, it can be made available to customers directly so that they can find answers to questions on their own in a self-service manner.


It framweork different people to look at the same thing from different perspectives. This methodology required defining all aspects of the VA enterprise from a business process, data, technical, location, personnel, and requirements perspective.

This matrix would necessarily constitute the total set of descriptive representations that are relevant for describing something Using a Knowledge Management System, when a customer calls, e-mails, or visits the Help Desk with a problem or a question, the Help Desk agent searches the knowledge base for previous instances of the same problem or question.

John Zachman’s Concise Definition of The Zachman Framework™

John had been talking quite extensively that the fundamental concept of this Column deals with distribution of resources as opposed to node addresses on a network. This creates a holistic view of the environment, an important capability illustrated in the figure.

The changes were minor from the previous version- it still contained Information Systems terminology, adjectives and a de-emphasized Row 6. Successful Knowledge Management practice requires effective Knowledge Management strategy, which should be aligned with institutional strategy. Many wide ranging examples to demonstrate why. Prior to joining IBM, Mr.

Aside from this however, this version did mark some very significant changes that John was pleased about.