Posts that describe or explain the use of architecture frameworks

How to use generic architectures and leverage reuse using Pareto

There are many EA techniques that improve communication and collaboration between functions and teams – helping everyone to speak the same language. These techniques are vital for integration, standardisation, synergy, and reuse. Many of these are based on the Pareto Principle – find out more in this 9 minute video:

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Speaking the Same Language will explain:

  • Sharing Knowledge: how to build a common language through catalogues, reference models, taxonomies, classifications and checklists
  • Taking Advantage of Pareto: how to make best use of the 80:20 rule through generalisation, commonality, and federalisation; how to get real value and benefit from reference models
  • Keeping Track of Things: how to govern creation, use and value of artefacts by making use of your management frameworks

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Free Download – Chapter 3 – the fundamental factors in EA

Click the button below for your free PDF copy of Chapter 3 – the fundamental factors in EA, from our book, Enterprise Architecture: the Eight Fundamental Factors, by Roger and Elaine Evernden. Discover how eight EA factors make it easier for you in your day-to-day practice. This free download gives you Chapter 3 of our book,…

What’s the point of an architecture framework?

A simple overview of why enterprise architecture frameworks are importantArchitecture frameworks have always been a subject for heated debate…. which is probably healthy as it helps architects to expand the potential for enterprise architecture! This post summarises some of the key uses for an architecture framework. I’ve kept it succinct, but also provide some links…

3 myths about information and IT

In this post I’d like to debunking three popular myths about information and information technology. Myth 1: The best way to improve the use of information is to invest in information technology. This is an expensive and time-consuming way to make improvements, but it is the route favoured by the technology vendors, big consultancies, and…


TOGAF® is here to stay… there is a high probability that, given its general acceptance as a “standard” architecture framework, it will be here for some time to come. So it is inevitable that at some stage there will be a new version of TOGAF®. But what will be new in a new version? What will be…


The thing I like most about sharing ideas through blogs and posts is the feedback that I get. My recent post (EA Frameworks or Ontologies) got a comment from Tom Graves, which included a reference to a blog from Chris Lockhart with the great title Frankenframeworks – which has some great comments about our use of frameworks in EA And…

EA Frameworks or Ontologies?

How do we get the best out of EA frameworks and ontologies?If you are interested in improving our use of EA frameworks, you might find my latest post on LinkedIn interesting: EA Frameworks or Ontologies? Do you think that the terms frameworks, ontologies, taxonomies, schema are often confused? Do you ever feel that there is a better…

Instead of creating yet more architecture frameworks, EA practitioners need to collaborate more to describe the EA meta-framework – the underlying foundation that is common to every EA framework and approach.

Roger Evernden

Levels of Understanding

What is distinctive about architectural thinking?I’ve been meaning to write a summary of the Levels of Architectural Understanding for some time. Finally I got around to it. You can read the post on LinkedIn Pulse: Levels of Architectural Understanding. Understanding is one of the eight fundamental factors in EA.