Modeling Frameworks Training

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
These frameworks can of course be combined within the same Enterprise Architect repository, and their constructs inter-related as appropriate. For example, the SABSA® security constructs could be used to build (or complement) the Security View Specification that is a part of the Unified Architecture Framework (UAF®).