Enterprise Architecture Glossary

Dragon1 provides you with a tiny Top 40 EA Glossary / Enterprise Architecture Glossary

Enterprise Architecture has created a complete language of its own.

Beneath you'll find a list of dominant words used by the industry fully explained and illustrated.

Top 40 of Enterprise Architecture Terms and Definitions

  1. Architecture
  2. Architecture Framework
  3. Architecture Plateau
  4. Architecture Principle
  5. Architecture Visualization
  6. Assumption
  7. Business Architecture
  8. Building Block
  9. Business Rule
  10. Capability
  11. Concept
  12. Concern
  13. Data Architecture
  14. Deliverable
  15. Design
  16. Dragon1
  17. Eco System
  18. EA Method
  19. EA Tool
  20. Element
  21. Enterprise Architecture Framework
  22. Enterprise Architecture
  23. ERA
  24. GAP
  25. Information Architecture
  26. IT Architecture
  27. Layer
  28. Meta Model
  29. Model
  30. Pattern
  31. Project
  32. Reference Architecture
  33. Requirement
  34. Security Architecture
  35. Solution Architecture
  36. Stakeholder
  37. Standard
  38. Style Element
  39. Structure
  40. System
  41. Technical Product
  42. User Model
  43. Values
  44. View
  45. Viewpoint
  46. Vision
  47. Work Package
  48. < suggest your term >

Enterpise Specific Entity Classes

The term below are not specific architecture terms, but are term depicting an Entity Class is can be part of an enterprise or an eco system

  • Business Process
  • Product
  • Process
  • Service
  • Capability
  • Application
  • Module
  • Objective
  • Initiative
  • Information Process
  • Information System
  • Standard
  • Organization
  • Enterprise
  • Technology
  • Business
  • Model
  • View

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Our intention is not to provide a complete dictionary on enterprise architecture here, but to provide only the most frequent used words in the field.

A criterium for a term to be in the Top 50 list is that it has domination in the field of science of EA, such as a standard, method or architecting concept, and that the term is not a domain or system specific design entity, such as process or application.

We are very much interested in what you think the top 50 EA Terms are. Please send your comments and suggestions to info@dragon1.com about this Enterprise Architecture Glossary. We will take a serious look to every serious suggestions and we will respond as quickly as possible.

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