Reference Models

SABSA

There are so many reference models and open-source material available for enterprise architects – so it isn’t surprising that some of this material is less well known. One useful specialized resource is free-use the open-source Security Architecture development and management method and framework – SABSA. SABSA stands for ‘Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture’. This summary…

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

Language and Controlled Vocabularies

Enterprise Architecture is an abstract discipline – because it deals in information about its subject matter, and uses information-based artefacts to describe and make changes to the architecture. It is as important to manage this information as it is to manage the things that are described. In this respect, enterprise architecture is an information management discipline.…

Generic Business Capability Model

Business Capability analysis is well-established as a business and enterprise architecture tool – the tricky bit is creating a good Business Capability Model in the first place. So how great would it be if you could jump-start with a good, pre-defined Generic Business Capability Model? The latest version of the Generic Business Capability Model is…