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Enterprise Architecture Frameworks: Just Choose One and Use It

Published: 05 March 2008

ID: G00146350

Analyst(s): Cathleen Blanton , Bruce Robertson


EA programs often focus attention on framework selection, as if the right framework will shield the program from failure. What is done with the framework is more important than which is picked. Right selection begins with the EA program objectives and understanding the problems it must solve.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Don't Spend Too Much Time Choosing an EA Framework
  • An EA Framework Defined
  • Criteria and Use-Based Requirements
  • Select Models and Artifacts to Support the EA Program Objectives
  • Relative Effort for EA Framework Selection and Development Activities
  • Choose One and Get on With the EA Work
  • Tactical Guidelines
  • Recommendations

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