Zachman Framework

The Zachman Framework is an enterprise ontology and is a fundamental structure for Enterprise Architecture which provides a formal and structured way of viewing and defining an enterprise. The ontology is a two dimensional classification schema that reflects the intersection between two historical classifications. The first are primitive interrogatives: What, How, When, Who, Where, and Why. The second is derived from the philosophical concept of reification, the transformation of an abstract idea into an instantiation. The Zachman Framework reification transformations are: Identification, Definition, Representation, Specification, Configuration and Instantiation.1

Introduction to Zachman framework»

Zachman: A Framework for Information Systems Architecture
Enterprise Architecture Frameworks
The Zachman Enterprise Framework
The Zachman Framework - An Introduction

Zachman framework Diagram»

Zachman Framework Diagram

Zachman framework Guide»

A presentation on the use of Zachman Framework for Enterprise Modeling
The Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture
The Zachman Framework User Guide

Zachman framework Tutorial»

A powerpoint tutorial on the Zachman Framework
The Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture
Visit a Tutorial on the Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture

Zachman framework Example»

Zachman Framework Populated With Baseball Models

See Also»

Enterprise Architecture Framework
A Framework Does NOT an Architecture Make!


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