A Pragmatic Briefing for Senior Executives and
This presentation attempts to provide the fundamentals required to enable senior executives and stakeholders to decide whether to invest any time or money in Investigating Enterprise Architecture and subsequently whether to invest any time or money in becoming more mature in their use of it. It has audio narration and runs automatically.
A decision point is reached after 4 minutes where the audience can decide whether to stop viewing the presentation or continue to the end (another 15 minutes).
This graphic illustrates where PEAF fits with respect to the Enterprise
Transformation Stack and with respect to the
Pragmatic Enterprise Family of Frameworks.
PEAF recognises that EA is only one part of the
Transformation domain and that there are problems in
that larger Transformation domain that need
addressing. In order to do that we need to define
the wider Transformation domain hence
(The Pragmatic Enterprise Transformation Framework).
Having defined this wider Transformation domain, we
then recognise that PETF needs to be put into
context in terms of how the Transformation domain
relates to the other domains of the Enterprise hence
Enterprise Family of Frameworks).
What is PEAF?
PEAF is a
vendor and consultancy independent, technology neutral,
Enterprise Architecture Framework which allows organisations
to kick start or re-start an EA initiative and provides a
comprehensive set of Products and Processes of everything
required to hit the ground running. It is FREE for
use by End-User Organisations, Government Bodies and
bridges the gap between minimal "EA Frameworks" which do not
provide a complete set of what is required or huge
monolithic “EA Frameworks” that are too difficult to
understand and difficult to use.
achieves this by “Cutting EA to the Bone”, and
providing everything you need, and nothing you don’t. PEAF
is composed of two fundamental parts; Products and
Products section provides all the products required to
undertake and sustain an EA initiative split into 4
sections; Foundation, Culture, Model and Governance.
Processes section provides all the processes required to
undertake and sustain and EA initiative split into 3 phases;
Prepare, Implement and Operate.
Study finds that PEAF and TOGAF share the
top-spot for the EA frameworks that respondents
most frequently mention.
Ovum - Hybrid enterprise architecture
frameworks are in the majority
According to the study, three enterprise
architecture frameworks have gained a
reasonable degree of traction in this
field, but it should be noted that none
can yet be considered to have broad
adoption within the overall population,
and to provide a complete answer to all
TOGAF, PEAF, and Essential Project are
the most frequently mentioned frameworks
by respondents. Other
frameworks adopted by organizations
include DoDAF and the UK equivalent
MoDAF, as well as Zachman and FEAF.
Pragmatic EA makes $1.2 million donation to Penn State University
Pragmatic EA (Enterprise Architecture), a company based in the United Kingdom that provides the Pragmatic EA Framework (PEAF), at no cost, to end-user organizations and government bodies all over the world, has donated PEAF materials valued at $1,181,250 to the Center for Enterprise Architecture (EA) at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). The donation is intended to support the center’s ongoing efforts in pursuing its educational and research objectives.
This document provides some background about Pragmatic EA Ltd. Many people and many organisations have their own views regarding the purpose of Enterprise Architecture and how it fits into organisations. This document also sets out Pragmatic EA Ltd’s view of the purpose of Enterprise Architecture and how it can become part of an organisation.
This document provides an overview of the
structure and content of the Pragmatic
Enterprise Architecture framework (PEAF). It
should be the starting point for anyone wishing
to gain a better understanding of PEAF and how
to lever it.
To help organisations decide which EA Framework
is best for them, this document presents an
analysis of 4 well known frameworks along with
evaluations of them in various areas. Users are
then invited to attach their own weightings to
the raw scores in order to create a shortlist
This is the source
.XLS to allow people to apply
their own weightings.
PEAF Training & Certification
There are various PEAF training
courses and certification levels catering for all
levels of experience and requirements.
Training is provided globally by
Certified Training Providers and allows individuals
to gain a broad understanding of Enterprise
Architecture as a whole, embark on a career in
Enterprise Architecture, brush up existing skills or
to take their level of understanding, application
and usage of Enterprise Architecture to the next level.
To learn more about the different
types of Training and Certification available for
PEAF, please flip through the document below or
click here to download it.
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For Individual Consultants, End-User Companies,
Government Bodies and Academic Institutions: