Enterprise Architecture Zachman

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Definition: Enterprise Architecture Zachman

This framework was conceptualized in 1980s by John Zachman at IBM. It provides a comprehensive classification scheme for descriptive representations or descriptive models of an enterprise. In today’s complex enterprise systems, it has kind of become the universal schematic. It helps in managing the multiple perspectives of an organization's information and knowledge infrastructure.

The structure is a 2D framework of six communication questions (What, Where, When, Why, Who and How) and six columns based on reification transformations.

Below is the model(Source:Scott Ambler)

Zachman Model


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