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Enterprise Architecture (EA) Standard - Zachman

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Zachman Framework 

Zachman Framework


Zachman International





John A. Zachman must be recognized as a pioneer in the study of enterprise architecture. While with IBM he first penned the Zachman Framework thirty years ago; which is essentially a chart depicting elements he feels are appropriate to examine business architecture vis a vis information systems.

Unlike other approaches to the study of an enterprise, TZF does not suggest a method of analysis. It is a “chart of elements” that can be used to analyze a business enterprise.

The two dimensional Zachman Framework is available from Zachman International's webpage via a simple download. However, Zachman International offers a certification program which they feel is essential to understanding and mastering the use of the Framework. There are four levels of certification: Associate, Practitioner, Professional, and Educator.

Zachman International's web site lists date and locations of certification programs.

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Zachman International

Zachman International 

For profit consultancy

Zachman Framework certification programs begin at $2500 and vary in cost based on venue selected.

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