We’re familiar with the enterprise architecture (EA) frameworks such as those of Zachman, TOGAF, and Federal EA Framework (FEAF). These frameworks provide a conceptual structure of ideas (Merriam-Webster, 2014) that helps us understand the process, value, and function behind EA. Is there one among these more popular frameworks that adequately expands on the business architecture value proposition of aligning strategy with tactical demands? Probably not.
What we need is a new business-oriented and customer-centric business architecture framework. Allow me to introduce a set of concepts and principles for this new framework that’s closer to the essence of business architecture. Let’s call this new framework, for lack of a better term the Enterprise Business Architecture Framework (or EBAF).