What are EA artifacts and how do they relate to EA components?

EA artifacts are types of documentation that describe components, including reports, diagrams, charts, spreadsheets, video files, and other types of recorded information. High-level EA artifacts are often text documents or diagrams that describe overall strategies, programs, and desired outcomes. Mid-level EA artifacts are documents, diagrams, charts, spreadsheets, and briefings that describe organizational processes, ongoing projects,… Continue reading What are EA artifacts and how do they relate to EA components?

How might an EA artifact change between the current and future view of an EA component?

Examples of changes to components include a new strategic goal, business process, information flow, IT system, Web service, application network, security solution, standard, or workforce requirement. \nChanges to components may also reflect upgrade, integration, and retirement activities. \nProvide some examples of artifacts at the Goals & Initiatives level of the EA

What are the differences between traditional (ERD and DFD) data modeling techniques and object oriented data modeling techniques (UML)?

Objects are like entities in that they have a name and attributes, and link to other objects according to rules for frequency. One might say that objects know things about themselves. Objects are unlike entities in that the code for objects also contains behaviors (also known as methods), which are triggered by events that are… Continue reading What are the differences between traditional (ERD and DFD) data modeling techniques and object oriented data modeling techniques (UML)?

How far into the future should the EA future views attempt to provide documentation?

The future architecture should cover planned changes to EA components in the near term (tactical changes in the next 1-2 years), as well as changes to EA components that are a result of the implementation of long-term operating scenarios that look 3-10 years into the future. These scenarios incorporate different internal and external drivers and… Continue reading How far into the future should the EA future views attempt to provide documentation?