The Zachman framework rolls on

John Zachman will be in Sydney in February delivering pretty much the same old message he wrote about 25 years ago. I got an email today from iCMG asking me if I am “exploring Zachman Certified Enterprise Architect program”. Details are available here: http://live.icmgworld.com/australia/zachman/ My reply was “Thank you for your email, however IMHO, the Zachman framework reached its use-by Continue reading The Zachman framework rolls on

First Australian Enterprise Architecture Conference. My paper did not make the cut.

The First Australian Enterprise Architecture Conference is scheduled for 19/20 November 2013  Details are here: http://www.ea-conference.com.au/ I submitted my paper: Beyond the Zachman Framework: Problem-oriented System Architecture published in the IBM Journal of Research and Development, Volume 56, Issue 5, September/October 2012 (available here) Not surprisingly, it was not accepted. I say not surprisingly, because the headline speaker is John Zachman Continue reading First Australian Enterprise Architecture Conference. My paper did not make the cut.

The dangers of frameworks

A framework is a full set of deliverables that can be tailored to a particular project. IMHO, frameworks are part of solution development, not problem solving. Most frameworks (certainly TOGAF) have requirements at their heart. Requirements describe a solution. If these (at least the major business requirements) are not agreed as an input into the project, then the solution has Continue reading The dangers of frameworks