Last week John Zachman released the third edition of his EA Framework. Like with other versions seen below, he has made iterative refinements to the model. After many years as noted as being a framework, it is slowing starting to shift to what it materially represents, an ontology. While there is no formal rename there is additional classification of the framework below the new title.
Zachman International sent a press release (New Zachman Framework™ Announcement) and a conference in August 23rd 2011 to a dedicated few at an announcement conference.
Ron Ross provides insights from the event in his blog post on his “quick notes”. It’s an interesting read and I agree with most of the opinions their as well. I will provide more thoughts once the formal details are released.
Zachman Framework Version 3
- Zachman Site - http://www.zachman.com/
- Revised Certification - zachman.com/Zachman_Certified_Enterprise_Architect
- Blogger coverage and framework download (.pdf) - http://www.ronross.info/blog/2011/08/25/zachman-framework-3-0-announced-tues-aug-23-%e2%80%a6-quick-notes/