- Unified Architecture Framework (UAF®)
- Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM™)
- SABSA® (Security Architecture) Framework
The use of a framework is very compelling, especially for large size development projects, because it:
- Typically offers a formal classification scheme for all of the modeling artifacts that make up an enterprise architecture.
- Can provide process guidance.
- Defines a set of views and their target audience, often with specified relationships between views.
Each of these frameworks offers distinct advantages, depending upon the goal of the enterprise:
UAF® Ideal framework for specifying a complete taxonomy of the enterprise artifacts, based on a standard OMG® meta-model, suitable for both commercial and government/DoD contexts UPDM™ Complete framework with detailed meta-model, process guidance and explicit viewpoints, likewise defined in an OMG® specification, but intended primarily for a narrow audience (government/DoD) SABSA® A comprehensive framework as well as a methodology for defining the security architecture of an organization, from both the business and IT perspectives