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Enterprise Architecture and The Zachman Framework: A Tutorial

  • September 25, 2013
  • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Microsoft Building 31, Whistler Room, 3730 163rd Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052


  • Includes one-year memberhsip

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Enterprise Architecture and The Zachman Framework: A Tutorial

                           with John Zachman

Originator of the Framework for Enterprise Architecture (The Zachman Framework™)

Enterprise Architecture tends to be a grossly mis-understood subject by General Management and the Information Technology community alike.  Enterprise Architecture has everything to do with managing Enterprise complexity and Enterprise change and relates to information technology only in so far as information technology may be one of the choices that an Enterprise can make with regard to Enterprise operations.  The Framework for Enterprise Architecture, the “Zachman Framework,” is derived from the descriptive representations that constitute architecture for any industrial object: buildings, airplanes, ocean liners, automobiles, computers, etc., etc.  “Architecture Is Architecture Is Architecture”.  The Framework defines the set of engineering design artifacts required for engineering an Enterprise for flexibility, integration, reusability, interoperability, alignment, etc. that is, it is the knowledgebase for creating, operating, managing the Enterprise and constitutes the baseline for managing Enterprise change, just as do the engineering design artifacts for anything.

You will learn about:
  • The role of IT in the Information Age Enterprise
  • Architecture: Fundamental to Enterprise Survival
  • Enterprise on Demand – (“Late Binding” the Enterprise Implementation, e.g. “click”)
  • Universal Structure of Architectural Representations
  • Definition of Enterprise Architecture
  • Ontology Versus Methodology
  • Enterprise Architecture: Solving General Management Problems
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


John A. Zachman is the originator of the Framework for Enterprise Architecture (The Zachman Framework™) which has received broad acceptance around the world as an integrative framework, an ontology for descriptive representations for Enterprises.
Mr. Zachman is not only known for this work on Enterprise Architecture, but is also known for his early contributions to IBM’s Information Strategy methodology (Business Systems Planning) as well as to their Executive team planning techniques (Intensive Planning).

Mr. Zachman retired from IBM in 1990, having served them for 26 years. He is Chief Executive Officer of his own education and consulting business, Zachman International®. 

Mr. Zachman serves on the Executive Council for Information Management and Technology (ECIMT) of the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) and on the Advisory Board of the Data Administration Management Association International (DAMA-I) from whom he was awarded the 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award. He was awarded the 2009 Enterprise Architecture Professional Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for Advancement of the Enterprise Architecture Profession as well as the 2004 Oakland University, Applied Technology in Business (ATIB), Award for IS Excellence and Innovation.

Mr. Zachman has been focusing on Enterprise Architecture since 1970 and has written extensively on the subject. He has facilitated innumerable executive team planning sessions. He travels nationally and internationally, teaching and consulting, and is a popular conference speaker, known for his motivating messages on Enterprise Architecture issues. He has spoken to many thousands of enterprise managers and information professionals on every continent. 

In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Zachman serves on the Elder Council of the Church on the Way (First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California), the Board of Directors of Living Way Ministries, a radio and television ministry of the Church on the Way, the President’s Cabinet of The King’s University, the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Citywide Children’s Christian Choir, the Board of Directors of Heavenworks, an international ministry to the French-speaking world and on the Board of Directors of Native Hope International, a Los Angeles-based ministry to the Native American people. 

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