"Zachman award for Enterprise Architecture" will be awarded every year along with other architecture awards. Both iCMG and Zachman International will work closely to ensure that award is managed and delivered.
If you have a success story with Zachman Framework, which has made a difference to your enterprise & business, nominate yourself for this very prestigious award. We do agree that such an implementation is a daunting task with opportunities to fail lurking in many places.
Please do share your experience and submit your nominations. You could be the winner of the prestigious enterprise architecture award.
Though the idea of enterprise architecture was seeded nearly 30 years back, only recently we find that there is growing acceptance and demand for this discipline. It'll be interesting to see the response for the award. Hopefully, it'll be refreshing to go through some of the work, which is being carried across different parts of the world rather than reading through the diatribe about enterprise architecture in various discussion forums.
We have worked on the "evaluation criteria" for this award. This would be slightly different from what we plan to use for other award categories.
John Zachman is interested in seeing primitive models for different cells in the framework. As you will know, "primitive models" are the architecture artifacts while "composition models" are for manufacturing. Of course, it's not going to be easy to create all the primitive models for the framework. But, that's the real challenge of your creativity, vision & architecture knowledge.
It'll be interesting to know how organizations have been using enterprise architecture for solving different kinds of problems. So, if you have used the framework for solving your problems, be it
Let's look at other way, if you have solved any of these problems (mentioned above) effectively ( i.e. benefits lasted for considerable time period), there are GREAT chances that you might have used the rules and structure of Zachman Framework knowingly or un-knowingly.
Don't believe that ? write to us and will show you "how". It's basic, fundamental just like periodic table. You can't have a compound (chemical) which doesn't follow the rules of Periodic Table (ontology). Similarly, every enterprise problem has to follow the "Periodic Table for the Enterprise" i.e. "Zachman Framework" i.e. ontology i.e. consistent & coherent set of structural elements, which exist in nature.
Please do share your experience of implementation, problems and some great advice on how to overcome. You could be the winner of the prestigious "Enterprise Architecture Award".