The Zachman Framework: Intro to Case Study Examples
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  John Zachman   John A. Zachman
Zachman International


Thursday, April 7, 2011
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM

Level:  Intermediate

For many years, I have argued that engineering an Enterprise is far different from building and running systems. Engineering an Enterprise requires single variable, “primitive” models, whereas building and running systems requires multiple variable, “composite” models. If you want the Enterprise to be “architected”, then the “composite” implementation (systems) models must be created from components of “primitive” engineering (architecture) models. If the “composite” implementation models are created before any “primitive” models exist, then the Enterprise will be implemented (running systems), but NOT “architected.” The problem is, for the last 60 or 70 years, those of us who come from the information community have been solely focused on building and running systems (implementations) not on engineering Enterprises (architecture). We build and use “composite” models. We don’t relate to “primitive” models because we don’t build or use “primitive” models. This presentation argues the utility and necessity of Primitive Models for Enterprise Architecture by way of introducing the Case Study Example Primitive Models.

John Zachman is the author of the "Framework for Information Systems Architecture", which has received broad acceptance throughout the world as an integrative framework for managing change in Enterprises and in the systems that support them. He travels nationally and internationally, teaching and consulting, and has facilitated innumerable executive team planning sessions. As a conference speaker, John known for motivating messages on information issues. John Zachman is a member of the International Advisory Board of DAMA International.

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