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Realazation of the big difference between EA and EITA - Enterprise Architect, Hasbro, USA, Dec 2012

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Yes - Although I wouldn't use PEAF in its entireity, there are a number of useful resources that can be integrated into your EA efforts. Additionally, it can sometimes provide some inisights that may have taken longer otherwise. - Enterprise Architect, New Zealand Defence, New Zealand, Feb 2015

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The Framework Misinterpretation barrier to getting an Enterprise to mature its Transformation capability is that people incorrectly think Pragmatic's frameworks are either too high level and conceptual or incorrectly think they are too large and detailed.

"It's all a bit high level and conceptual to be adopted and therefore is of little practical use."

- Camp 1

"It's far too detailed and large to be adopted and therefore is of little practical use."

- Camp 2

Plainly something is not right as something cannot be high level and conceptual and detailed and large at the same time. One of those camps must be wrong!

In fact, the truth is, they are both wrong.

When someone who has not spent enough time understanding something, wishes to stop spending time understanding something, an easy get-out-of-jail-free card is to reject it, and an easy way to do that is to say that it's either too simple to be of any use, or its too complicated to be of any use. These people are not bad people. They are just slaves to psychology.

So, when people reject Pragmatic's Frameworks, it is more to do with their understanding, which is a function of the time they have available, and the appetite they have for understanding them.

To understand that Pragmatics Frameworks do not fit into Camp 1 or Camp2 we can refer back to the comparison of Zachman and TOGAF with POET and PEAF.

      Camp 1- Zachman is an example of a Framework that exists in Camp 1 (as it is just a grid and that's it - although it does consider the whole of the Transformation domain).

      Camp 2 - TOGAF is an example of a Framework that exists in Camp 2 (as it is horrendously complicated, inconsistent and detailed - although it only concerns the Initiating/Elaboration phases and a little of Roadmapping of the whole Transformation domain).

It is precisely because of this that POET and PEAF were written - to bridge that chasm.

 

Do you think Pragmatic's Frameworks are a bit high level and conceptual to be adopted and therefore of little practical use."

Do you think Pragmatic's Frameworks are far too detailed and large to be adopted and therefore of little practical use."

What time have you spent understanding them?

What is your appetite to understand more?

 

 

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