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Requirements Analysis: From Business Views to Architecture by David C. Hay

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Chapter 1. A Framework for Architecture

The Zachman Framework

As described in the Introduction, in 1987 John Zachman published his ideas about the body of information that constitutes the system development effort. In his “Framework for information systems development” he made several observations about the system development life cycle:

  • First, he doesn't look at the “phases” or “steps” in the effort. Instead, he is interested in the perspective of each set of players in the development process. It is, he asserts, as important to recognize that systems are developed by distinct groups with different points of view as it is to see the movement of systems from one step to another.

  • Second, he addresses more than data and functions. In his original article ...

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