Part 21 of 22: What does the Enterprise Architecture tool environment look like right now?

Part 21 of 22: What does the Enterprise Architecture tool environment look like right now?

What does the Enterprise Architecture tool environment look like right now?
In this 22 part Enterprise Architecture conversation, John Zachman and Sunil Dutt Jha discuss a common question in the Zachman courses which is "what tools support the Zachman Framework?" John discusses his tool certification criteria that is published on his website and says that he hopes every tool in the universe embeds the metamodel of the Framework in their tool. There is ONE Ontology ... and "n" methodologies. There is a lot of room for creativity. Similarly, there are many tools that support Chemical Engineering but there is ONE Periodic Table, one Ontology. The Chemical Engineering tool vendors are not inventing their own Periodic Table. There are four tool vendors who have allocated resources to become Zachman Certified. The tool question however, is somewhat irrelevant because if the tool metamodel is extensible, anyone could embed the metamodel of my Framework in the tool and at least, begin building their inventory of Primitive Models.

John A. Zachman, CEO Zachman International, Executive Director The FEAC Institute
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Sunil Dutt Jha, CEO iCMG
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