Supporting Enterprise Architecture Modeling

The Zachman Framework is a formal and highly structured way of viewing and defining an enterprise from different perspectives. It is represented as a classification schema for artifacts that is used for enterprise architecture modeling. In order to meet this vision, No Magic has developed and introduces for MagicDraw users a new free Zachman Framework plugin which provides:

  • Zachman Framework schema with a clickable interface
  • Zachman Framework project template
  • Zachman Framework perspective
  • Sample project

The Zachman Framework

The framework represents the interaction between aspects and perspectives. Six rows represent six perspectives and six columns represent six different aspects.

In the figure, you can see the Zachman Framework two-dimensional schema as it is represented in the Zachman Framework plugin for MagicDraw.


Business Context Planners

This perspective is a planning level. Business context planners describes what, how, where, who, when, and how should be done.

During this phase, six scope identification lists should be prepared, each for the six different aspects.

Scope contexts describe a scope of models, architectures, and descriptions for the organization.

This perspective also describes what planners should consider when thinking about the organization and how it interacts with the world.

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