What is Zachman Framework?
The Zachman Framework is a visual aid for organizing business technology ideas. It is attributed to IBM expert John Zachman, as featured in the 1987 article 'A Framework for Information Systems Architecture' in the IBM Systems Journal.
IT professionals describe the Zachman framework as an 'ontology' made up of a matrix that arranges the aspects of corporate resources and stakeholders. One axis of the matrix consists of the traditional '5 Ws + H' model used in traditional print journalism, i.e. who, what, where, when, why and how. The other contains terms such as 'Scope' and 'Model', which further define projects. The name Zachman Framework was trademarked from the original author.