The "Zachman Framework" is a matrix of 36 cells that cover the Who, What, Where, When, Why, How questions of an enterprise and then split that into six perspectives, starting at the highest level of business abstraction going all the way down to implementation. Although frequently looked at as a framework for building computer systems, the framework actually is a classification scheme for descriptive representations of the enterprise as a whole, irrespective of its use of computers, that is whether it is automated or manual.
Here is a representation of the Zachman Enterprise Architecture Matrix.
See also: John Zachman, www.pdata.com/ea
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