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The Zachman Framework Requires ZERO Documentation

on Friday, 23 August 2013. Posted in Zachman International

The Framework is the Ontology

I have no idea where people get the idea that the Zachman Framework requires any documentation at all.  The Zachman Framework is an ontology – the theory of the existence of essential components of an enterprise (actually, of anything) that warrant description in order to successfully create it, operate it or change it. Whether any or all of those components are described (documented, made explicit) is a function of a methodology and the choice of the Enterprise… not a requirement of the Framework.

Unfounded Reasons People Tell Me Why They Can't Do Enterprise Architecture

on Tuesday, 02 April 2013. Posted in Zachman International

I have been working in the area of Enterprise Architecture for 40 years and people have been telling me (and are still telling me) the reasons why they think it is impossible to do Enterprise Architecture.  I think I have distilled these reasons down to five basic objections.  Let me enumerate their objections before I explain why these objections exist and why they are completely unfounded.

Welcome to my blog!

on Thursday, 21 March 2013. Posted in Zachman International

Welcome to my blog!

I am very excited about the new developments in The Zachman Framework 3.0 and Zachman International! We have spent the last couple years "underground" refining our research, developing several new programs, forging new relationships, developing the community of practice and getting ready for prime time! Well, the time is finally here to start rolling these things out!

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