Workshop: Zachman on the Zachman Framework - How the Zachman Framework Complements TOGAF® and Other Frameworks

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John A. Zachman, Chairman, Zachman International, Inc., and Executive Director, FEAC Institute, Inc; and Dr. Beryl Bellman, Academic Director, FEAC Institute, Inc.

Workshop: Zachman on the Zachman Framework - How the Zachman Framework Complements TOGAF® and Other Frameworks

John A. Zachman, Chairman, Zachman International, Inc., & Executive Director, FEAC Institute, Inc;

Dr. Beryl Bellman, Academic Director, FEAC Institute, Inc.

The Zachman Framework is considered the foundation and historical basis for all enterprise architecture.  As with TOGAF®, the Zachman Framework does not stand in competition or opposition with other frameworks; rather it should be understood as the Zachman Framework “AND” not “OR.” In this workshop John Zachman (the creator of the Zachman Framework) will lead a workshop on how the ZF functions as the “AND” in contrast to how TOGAF is  an “AND;” and how they relate to each other as well as how they are distinguished especially in the context of the ways they respectively pertain to the theme of the conference on “Enabling Boudaryless Information Flow.”  Zachman will present the significance of the distinction between primitives and composites in an architecture and the importance of understanding the ZF as an ontology that is basic to a methodology that produces composites or models.  This will be discussed in relation to the ADM and the metamodels comprising TOGAF. Dr. Beryl Bellman who is a TOGAF 9 trainer and also is certified in the Zachman Framework will support the workshop along with Ken Griesi of CISCO who is TOGAF 9 certified and Zachman trained and utilizes these in his EA work.

Ky takeaways:

  • The reliance on the Zachman Framework as complementary to TOGAF and other architecture frameworks
  • What is the Zachman ontology and how does it relate to methodology
  • The importance of distinguishing architecture primitives from composite models and artifacts

John A. Zachman is the originator of the “Framework for Enterprise Architecture” (The Zachman Framework™), which has received broad acceptance around the world as an integrative framework, an ontology for descriptive representations for Enterprises. Mr. Zachman is known for this work on Enterprise Architecture and also for his early contributions to IBM’s Information Strategy methodology (Business Systems Planning) as well as to their Executive team planning techniques (Intensive Planning). He is Chief Executive Officer of his own education and consulting business, Zachman International® and Owner and Executive Director of the Federated Enterprise Architecture Certification Institute in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Beryl Bellman, PhD, is the co-founder and Academic Director of the FEAC™ Institute, which is an education, training, research and certification organization in Washington DC for enterprise architecture. He is also a tenured full Professor at California State University and has been in academia for over forty years. He has been involved in teaching, research; publishing, consulting and project management in the fields of Organizational Communications, Enterprise Architecture, Knowledge Management, and has an strong reputation in both academe and professional consulting.

 

 

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