ARCHITECTURE FRAMEWORKS

Posts that describe or explain the use of architecture frameworks

Architecture Frameworks – too complex and multi-dimensional?

Following the recent The Open Group’s “Business Transformation in Finance, Government & Healthcare” conference in London, I was pleased to see this comment about Lean Enterprise Architecture: “We were told that Standard Frameworks are too complex and multidimensional – people were interested in how we use them to provide simple working guidelines to the architecture…

Zachman Ontology, not Framework?

Time to rename it?There is an interesting discussion on the Zachman Framework LinkedIn group, about the practical use and tool support for the Zachman Framework. I’ve put up a couple of comments because the Zachman Framework is not a good basis for a practical EA use or tool support, and it is about time that…

Multiple Integrated Architecture Frameworks (MIAF)

Increasingly I’m hearing architects talking about their frustration with the popular architecture frameworks. The problem is that frameworks such as TOGAF, Zachman and others are not easy to use in a practical day-to-day way to manage enterprise architecture. Architects are not saying that TOGAF or Zachman are useless – they each document much current thinking…

What’s wrong with IFW?

I created Information FrameWork (IFW) as an architecture framework – but IBM seem to have lost sight of this over the years, and now the phrase is used as the collective marketing term for a set of industry models. This is from a comment I made to a discussion on LinkedIn: What is wrong for…

Financial Services Data Model

The history of the Financial Services Data Model is an interesting tale for anyone who wants to know more about the evolution of architectural frameworks. Mike Sager has recorded hist personal recollections on his blog: 1. Financial Services Data Model – early years 2. Financial Services Data Model – under the radar