Enterprise Architecture Framework Definition

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Dragon1 Definition for Enterprise Architecture Framework:
An Enterprise Architecture Framework is a basic structure (like a method) filled with a set of tools, such as reference models, which can be used for developing a broad range of different architectures as part of enterprise architecture.

Definition

What is EA framework meaning? There are two main different meanings and definitions:

Definition 1: An Enterprise Architecture Framework is a basic structure (like a method) filled with a set of tools, such as reference models, which can be used for developing a broad range of different architectures as part of enterprise architecture. Dragon1 and TOGAF are examples of an architecture framework.

Definition 2: The overview, skeleton or structure of the enterprise architecture of an organization and its sub-architectures. This structure reveals the parts or components of the enterprise architecture framework consists of. For instance, what sub-architectures are recognized and for what sub-architectures there are architecture principles and visualizations available or defined? The visualization on the top right of this page is an example diagram of this second meaning.

Usage

An Enterprise Architecture Framework should offer the following:

  • to provide a common vocabulary
  • to describe a method for defining an architecture in terms of a set of concepts and a system in terms of building blocks
  • to show how the concepts fit together
  • to contain a set of tools
  • to include a list of recommended standards
  • to include a list of compliant products that can be used to implement the concepts and the building blocks

Where did the Enterprise Architecture Framework Diagram go to?

Too often organizations working with enterprise architecture do NOT have their enterprise architecture framework visualized. Dragon1 as open EA Method suggests to you as a practitioner to create an Enterprise Architecture Framework diagram as one of the first visualizations to create. If you create it for your stakeholders they will have much control over working with Enterprise Architecture in the organization and achieve at least seven benefits.

Examples of an Enterprise Architecture Framework

  • Dragon1 enables you to create a conceptual blueprint for the organization and strategy using an innovative Enterprise Architecture as Strategy approach.
  • TOGAF - The Open Group Architecture Framework
  • IAF (Integrated Architecture Framework)
  • BiSL
  • COBIT
  • LEAN

Further reading

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

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