Analysis Of Jaap Schekkerman, The Founder Of Ifead 's And A Matrix Structure

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Background Jaap Schekkerman, the founder of IFEAD’s, developed the Extended Enterprise Architecture Framework (E2AF) in the early 2000’s. The E2AF is a communication framework that is a blended framework which takes standards from IEEE 1471, describes views and viewpoints of an architecture from a software-intensive system and elements of FEAF and TOGAF and a matrix structure similar to Zachman. E2AF is an architecture program that describes subjects and relations with all key stakeholders. It helps address the topics and process steps needed to reach an organizations overall goals and objectives (Schekkerman, 2006).
The rules and principles of E2AF are the fundamental elements when utilizing IFEAD’s architectural philosophy. The visualization translated by the principles and rules help express the style of architecture. In addition, the principles and rules are related to both the context of the architecture, the methods and approaches. In turn, the approaches help define and describe the process roadmap for an architecture. Schekkerman designed the framework to address the elements of construction, function and style (Schekkerman, 2006). In particular, the enterprise deals with the function and construction and the culture (including values and norms) deals with the style.
Major Architectural Issues
• Blended Framework
• Business Strategy
• Business and IT alignment
• Maturity Model
Blended Framework
The E2AF approach combines IEEE 1471, TOGAF, FEAF and Zachman to…
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