Enterprise architecture frameworks: IT-oriented
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Enterprise architecture frameworks: IT-oriented

Concerns and questions about IT-frameworks

About the Book

This anthology from the Tetradian weblog focuses on tools and frameworks used in IT-oriented enterprise-architecture.

This book includes about 40 posts and 35 images from the weblog. These posts are split into two groups:

  • Frameworks: IT-oriented - assesses key frameworks for IT-oriented architectures, and issues arising from usages of those frameworks.
  • Frameworks: Zachman - reassesses the various elements of the row-and-column Zachman framework, in particular via the series of posts on ‘Rethinking Zachman’.
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Tom Graves
Tom Graves

Tom Graves has been an independent consultant for more than four decades, in business transformation, enterprise architecture and knowledge management. His clients in Europe, Australasia and the Americas cover a broad range of industries including small-business, banking, utilities, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, media, telecoms, research, defence and government. He has a special interest in whole-enterprise architectures for non-profit, social, government and commercial enterprises.

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Table of Contents

  • At TOGAF
  • TOGAF and SOA
  • TOGAF 9 – first impressions
  • More on the TOGAF conference
  • TOGAF and SDLC
  • Summary from the TOGAF conference
  • TOGAF Certified
  • More on TOGAF and certification
  • TOGAF at the crossroads
  • Cleaning up the TOGAF ADM
  • Zachman and capability
  • More on Zachman and capability
  • TOGAF for Feds
  • TOGAF Phases B C D
  • On Archimate 2.0
    • Why Archimate?
    • Bad-news: there’s no fundamental move away from IT-centrism
    • Good-news: the Motivation extension
    • Good-news: the Implementation & Migration extension
    • Good-news: the Location entity, and other minor amendments
    • What next?
  • On Archimate 3.0
  • On modelling ‘self-service’ with Archimate
  • Is Archimate too IT-centric for enterprise-architecture?
  • Unravelling the anatomy of Archimate
    • The anatomy of Archimate
    • Rethinking the anatomy of Archimate
  • Spot the difference
  • Dump the BDAT-stack!
  • Open Group, HERA and healthcare
    • The good(ish)
    • The bad(ish)
    • The ugly (very)
    • Real-world crosschecks
  • Zachman and TOGAF revisited
  • Rethinking Zachman – the rows
  • Rethinking Zachman – the columns
  • Rethinking Zachman – the ‘What’ column
  • Rethinking Zachman – the ‘How’ column
  • Rethinking Zachman – the ‘Where’ column
  • Rethinking Zachman – the ‘Who’ column
  • Rethinking Zachman – the ‘When’ column
  • Rethinking Zachman – the ‘Why’ column
  • Rethinking Zachman – a summary
  • Responses to ‘Rethinking Zachman’
  • Rethinking Zachman – a tweak on ‘time’
  • Rethinking Zachman – replying to Michael Ellyett
  • On EA-framework columns
  • On EA ‘owners’ and primitives
  • Rethinking the layers in enterprise-architecture
  • Architecture: To-be is top-down, as-is is bottom-up
  • A question of Who

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