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Introduction to Business Architecture by Chris Reynolds

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Chapter 12. Frameworks

Framework: a basic conceptional structure (as of ideas). (From Merriam-Webster online: www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/framework.)

A framework is a structure that can be shaped and utilized in multiple related circumstances to satisfy a given need. Architectural frameworks, then, are model frameworks that provide structure to enable you to represent the complexities of the concept you want to capture.

This book presents a framework for gathering information about your business into five views that, together, give a full view of the business. This framework does not, however, address IT architecture (the architecture of the technology systems that support the business). In order to be fully effective, both the business and ...

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