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Brief Introduction

Welcome to the Zachman Framework in Enterprise Architect.

Using this technology with Enterprise Architect, you can employ the Zachman Framework with the associated benefits of a multi-featured, open-standard modeling system. The Zachman Framework is already integrated with the Ultimate and Unified Editions; it can be purchased separately to be used with the Enterprise Architect Professional or Corporate Editions.

About the Zachman Framework

The Zachman Framework is a widely used approach for engineering Enterprise Architecture. The Framework is a simple, logical structure that helps in organizing the information infrastructure of the Enterprise.

While conceptually simple, the Zachman Framework provides many benefits in helping align technology with business needs. It has become a popular approach in defining Enterprise Architecture because it:

  • Is platform neutral
  • Is a versatile planning device
  • Is both comprehensive and readily understood by non-technical people
  • Assists in problem solving
  • Helps in documenting enterprise-wide information system architecture

Under the Zachman Framework, an Enterprise is modeled by answering six questions: What? How? Where? Who? When? and Why? with respect to six role perspectives: the Planner, Owner, Designer, Builder, Subcontractor and Functioning Enterprise.

For further information, visit the Zachman Framework website.

Getting Started

For instructions on how to use the Zachman Framework, see the topics:

  • Getting Started with the Zachman Framework and
  • Using the Zachman Framework

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