American Military University
The Zachman Framework is composed of six columns and five rows. The rows take on a level of whose perspective the framework will possibly have on the enterprise. The five rows depict who is taking the action or the action taken will affect. The scope row is contextual and affects the planner of the enterprise. The Business model row is more conceptual and affects the person who owns the enterprise. The System Model row is logical and will design the enterprise. The Technology ...view middle of the document...
Depending on what row or person affected there will be a different level of interaction with in the enterprise. This could be as simple as a list of important business items for the planner to consider or the physical data model for the builder. This row is a material description of the structure.
The Function column depicts the how the action will process. A business model for the owner to understand the key business operations or a simple program for the sub-contractor to maintain and control. The Network column shows where or the flow. A designer creating a distributed system using multiple CPUs or the builder using specific links for communication of the systems. The People column is the who of the framework, who does not specifically mean a person in this case as the rows would because for the planner it may be a list of organizations or departments within the company. For the Time column this affects the dynamics of when thing’s will happens. How long will it take each person to execute their portion of the enterprise or it could be how fast the data is traveling across the network? Finally the Motivation column shows why things will happen. (Zachman,2003)
Zachman, J. (2003). The Zachman Framework: A Primer for Enterprise Engineering and Manufacturing. Www.zachmaninternational.com.