Tag Archives: taxonomy

Is it really “Zachman’s Fatal Flaw”?

By | July 12, 2010

Tweet My friend Nick Malik wrote a post – Zachman’s Fatal Flaw: No Row for Customer.  Here is my response … Do I believe that Zachman’s Framework is fatally flawed?  No. It all depends on your perspective and that to me is defined by your EA maturity.  How we view and evaluate models and frameworks… Read More »

What good looks like … follow-up

By | May 25, 2009

Tweet Alan Inglis posted about What good looks like from a solutions architecture perspective.  How do you create a solution for a new project without creating architecture that already exists or making the same mistakes that previous projects made? This is a must read post and I recommend it. Alan described 10 artefacts that he would… Read More »

Making E2AF Accessible

By | February 9, 2009

Tweet My EA colleague Mike Kavis posted a “Free E2AF Cheat Sheet” for all of us to leverage. Thanks Mike! For those of you who don’t know Mike has been leveraging the E2AF to build out the enterprise architecture of his startup company.  Following Mike in his journey using a  “learning lab” for EA has been insightful… Read More »

Thinking about frameworks and geometry

By | January 15, 2009

Tweet Mike Kavis‘ got me thinking about EA frameworks with his Twitter posts about the E2AF. The Zachman Framework was my first introduction to an EA framework in 2004 and it continues as a significant reference model for how I think about EA. Here is a slide of the Zachman Framework Version 2.  The geometry of Zachman sits in one and two… Read More »

EA Model V.2

By | June 22, 2007

Tweet Two years ago, Dave Cresswell and I came up with a graphic to represent Enterprise Architecture @ BCIT. We needed a simple graphic to communicate EA and also knew that showing our senior Executive the Zachman Framework was too complex. Here is first draft EA model: and Version 1 : At that point, I… Read More »

Enterprise Architecture Taxonomy

By | June 19, 2007

Tweet Here is the taxonomy I use for categorizing the EA artifacts we create. Comments? Enterprise Architecture Taxonomy (Element-Domain-Component-Artifact) Architecture Element The high level architectural description for Applications, Business, Business Continuity, Data, Infrastructure, Presentation and Security containing Architecture Domains. (i.e. An element contains domains) Architecture Domain The summary level of architecture describing the models used… Read More »