Enterprise Architecture Glossary

The Dragon1 open EA Method provides you with an Enterprise Architecture Glossary (EA Glossary) containing over 350 defined terms, related to each other in a meta model. This page presents the top 50 most important ones.

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 >

Enterprise Specific Entity Classes

The terms below are not specific architecture terms, but are terms 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

Join the conversation

Our intention is not to provide a complete dictionary on enterprise architecture on this page, but to provide only the most frequently used terms 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 specs@dragon1.com about this Enterprise Architecture Glossary. We will take a serious look at every serious suggestion and we will respond as quickly as possible.

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