Executive Summary

Best Practice EA Metamodels (Executive Summary)

Posted July 29, 2015 in Business & Enterprise Architecture

Along with enterprise architecture (EA) ontology and frameworks, metamodels are one of the most important tools available to the enterprise architect. The potential of a good metamodel compromises a dependence on a range of metamodels provided by vendors, EA modeling tools, or those that form part of an architecture framework. Typical metamodel sources include The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), ArchiMate, and The Essential Project, while tool vendors include Troux and Sparx Systems. Although there are many commonalities between these diverse sources, there is plenty of scope for improvements and consistency. The accompanying Executive Report examines current best practice to highlight effective metamodeling techniques and suggest ways that EA teams can improve their metamodels and metamodeling.

About The Author
Roger Evernden
Roger Evernden is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business & Enterprise Architecture practice. He has been an enterprise architect since 1984, specializing in the highly practical use of EA to manage organizational transformation. Mr. Evernden acts as advisor, mentor, and coach on EA initiatives, leads training workshops, and writes regularly about strategy and architecture. He provides a unique combination of training and tools… Read More
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