In 1979, John Zachman published the first version of his “Framework for Information Systems Architecture”. The Zachman Framework brought together both data and processing perspectives, along with concerns for how data and processing take place over multiple locations. In 1992, Mr. Zachman and John Sowa added the dimensions of people and organizations, events, and motivation.
It was noteworthy because it was the first formal recognition of the different perspectives taken by the players in the system development process:
· Scope Description – The “ballpark” view.
· Model of the Business – The owner’s view.
· Model of the Information System – The Designer’s view.
· Technology Model – ...