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EA Framework Comparison

posted May 5, 2012, 10:55 PM by Jageshwar Tripathi   [ updated Apr 1, 2013, 5:52 AM ]
There are many enterprise frameworks. All these frameworks don't focus on all aspects with same rigour and detail. It is important to see how are they diferent.
Enterprise Architecture Frameworks
  • Zachman Enterprise Framework
  • TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework)
  • DoDAF (Department of Defence Architecture Framework)
  • Gartner Enterprise Architecture Framework
  • E2AF - Extended Eterprise Architecture Framework
  • IAF - Capgemiin's Integrated Architecture Framework
  • PEAF - Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture Framework
  • FEAF - US Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework
  • TEAF - Treasury Enterprise Architecture Framework
  • Various frameworks are evolved differently.
  • Scope of various frameworks is different.
  • Various frameworks follow different principles.
  • Purpose of many of them is different.
  • Structures of these frameworks are different.
Following criteria can help comparing various EA frameworks. Important or relevance of one criteria for an organization may be different than other organization:
  1. Coverage
  2. Detail/Completeness
  3. Adoption in the Industry
  4. Business Focus
  5. Governance model
  6. Vendor neutrality
  7. Availability of information and resources
  8. Implementation time
  9. Efectiveness assesment
  10. Tool/Templates/Blueprints/Reference model support

You can choose criteria which are important for your organization or relevent to your organization. Different criteria may have different weight for your organization.Scores in a scale of 1 to 5 can be given on various criteria for these frameworks where 5- Exelent, 4- Very good, 3.-Good, 2- Poor, 1- Very poor or no support/does not cover

 Availabilityof resources
 Time to implement
 Support(Tools, Ref etc)
 Vendor neutrality