How to get started with Business Architecture, IT Architecture, and Enterprise Architecture

The role of Enterprise Architecture is to align, coordinate, and govern. Its main purpose is to ensure that Business and IT go hand in hand. To achieve that, Enterprise Architecture brings together two aspects: Business architecture and IT architecture. Today´s article provides an introduction to both concepts. Business Architecture – The Head of Enterprise Architecture …

Zachman in a Nuthsell: Framework and Examples

Working in Enterprise or IT architecture, knowing about the Zachman framework is fundamental. Today´s article provides a summary of the framework, examples, and links to relevant sources. Zachman Framework Relevance Zachman is a metamodel that provides a fundamental structure and classification for your enterprise architecture work. Being a metamodel, it does not describe the process …

How to Use the New TOGAF Version 10

TOGAF 10 was recently released and is now available. We take a step back and take a practitioner’s view of doing Enterprise Architecture work in an organization. However, this article differentiates between different TOGAF 10 audiences, and use cases, and considers that there are already ongoing Enterprise Architecture activities within the organization. This article helps …

What Makes TOGAF 10 a Valuable Contribution

TOGAF 10 was recently released. Major changes to the old version include a restructuring of the content to allow for easier understanding, fewer inconsistencies, and fewer duplications. The modularization of the content has progressed as well. There are now six individual documents forming the TOGAF Fundamental content and currently 23 more documents in the TOGAF …

TOGAF 10 is Now Released and Available!

On the 25th of April, 2022, The Open Group released the TOGAF version 10. This is a major milestone not only for The Open Group but for the whole Enterprise Architecture industry and all practitioners. Being the go-to standard for Enterprise Architects, the tenth version of “The Standard” has been desired for a long time. …

How to Understand the Zachman Framework – With Example

As an IT or enterprise architect, there are a few frameworks that you need to know. TOGAF, ArchiMate, and SAFe are a few of those that are already well-known to most practitioners. The Zachman Framework is another one that is less known. Today´s article helps to understand the Zachman Framework and provides an example of …

Business Architecture concepts that help Business and IT to align (Value Streams, Business Capabilities, Business Processes)

Business Architecture has become a broadly used concept not only by Enterprise Architects but also by all kinds of stakeholders, including business people. In today´s article, we discuss three major concepts that can be used to describe an organization´s business architecture. How to Model your Business Architecture? In an Enterprise Architecture model, business architecture usually …

EA Framework Types you Should Know (Management, Layers, Assessment)

Enterprise Architecture frameworks help to do enterprise architecture right. However, different types of frameworks exist, which are often confusing. Today´s article explains the difference between Enterprise Architecture management frameworks, Enterprise Architecture layers frameworks, and Enterprise Architecture Assessment frameworks. Enterprise Architecture Layers Help to Understand the Scope of an IT Landscape There are different Enterprise Architecture …

Why Enterprise Architecture Activities are More Important Than Ever

Today´s content forms the sixth and last of six parts of the series called “Who is still interested in Enterprise Architecture?”. In this series, I provide my view on the footprint of today´s Enterprise Architecture, the potential death of the role of an Enterprise Architect, the big players, such as TOGAF from The Open Group, …

8 Ways to Do Enterprise Architecture Trainings or Online Classes

After the last post presented quite some degrees, university courses, classes, and certificates about Enterprise Architecture, today´s article focuses on trainings and online classes. While the difference is not always straightforward, the trainings and classes are usually shorter and cheaper and there is a larger number of providers and trainers. Also, trainings often focus on …

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