Architecture Framework (glossary)

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Conventions, principles and practices for the description of architectures established within a specific domain of application and/or community of stakeholders. (ISO/IEC/IEEE 2011)


ISO/IEC/IEEE. 2011. Systems and software engineering - Architecture description. Geneva, Switzerland: International Organisation for Standardisation / International Electrotechnical Commissions. ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010:2011. Available at


Examples of architecture frameworks include:

DoDAF: (DOD. 2010. DOD Architecture Framework. Version 2.02. Arlington, VA, USA: US Department of Defense. Available at:

MoDAF: (MOD. 2010. MOD Architecture Framework. Version 1.2.004. UK Ministry of Defence. Available at:

TOGAF: (The Open Group. 2011. TOGAF, version 9.1. Hogeweg, The Netherlands: Van Haren Publishing. Accessed August 29, 2012. Available at:

Zachamn: (Zachman, J. 2008. "John Zachman's Concise Definition of The Zachman Framework™." Zachman International Enterprise Architecture. Accessed August 29, 2012. Available at:

See the section 'Enterprise Architecture Frameworks & Methodologies' in Enterprise Systems Engineering Key Concepts

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