Which Enterprise Architecture Framework is Right For You?
Frameworks provide a structure to help architects quickly align IT strategy with business goals, organising data into domains, layers and views. They also offer models, diagrams and matrices which can be used to document views for stakeholders.
Selecting a framework is often one of the first steps to delivering enterprise architecture success. ABACUS supports over 100 enterprise architecture frameworks, including leading industry standards. Some are listed below, or please contact us with any questions:
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Further frameworks include…
AWS (Amazon Web Services)
APQC Process Classification Framework (PCF)
Australian Government Architecture (AGA)
COBIT Business Framework for Governance and Management
IT4IT Reference Architecture
IT Capability Maturity Framework (CMF)
Defense Architecture Framework (DAF)
DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
SAP Enterprise Architecture Framework (EAF)
UK e-Gov Service Delivery (eSD) Framework
TM Forum's Business Process Framework (eTOM)
Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF)
Integrated Architecture Framework (IAF)
IEEE 1471 - ISO/IEC 42010
Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA Framework)
UK Ministry of Defence Architecture Framework (MoDAF)
NATO Architecture Framework (NAF)
NASA Continuous Risk Management Method
Pragmatic enterprise architecture Framework (PeaF)
Business Motivation Modeling & System Modeling Language (SysML)
Transit Enterprise Architecture and Planning (TEAP)
Unified Modeling Language (UML)
How to Choose an Enterprise Architecture Framework
Enterprise architecture frameworks can vary widely. Discover the key questions to ask when evaluating which EAF is most suitable for your organisation’s requirements and goals.
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“[A] framework successfully combines people, data and technology to show a comprehensive view of the inter-relationships within an information technology organization”
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