Title: Extending Zachman's framework with traceability relationships

Authors: Víctor Anaya

Addresses: Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Camino de vera s/n, 46022, Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Abstract: Enterprise architecture frameworks are very important for achieving a common view of the primary resources playing in any enterprise (people, processes and technology) and how they integrate to provide service to customers. This work analyses the Zachman|s framework to: enrich it with a more process-oriented point of view (not so much IT-technician oriented); include traceability relationships between the framework|s artifacts to do it more dynamic to manage change. Additionally, traceability relationships permit to align strategy, processes, IT and people, justify decisions and manage change. Finally, we show how Zachman|s framework can be used to detect interoperability problems.

Keywords: business process management; enterprise architecture framework; traceability; Zachman; interoperability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2009.024802

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2009 Vol.8 No.4, pp.400 - 411

Published online: 01 May 2009 *

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