EA frameworks are used to define and manage EA. There are considerable number of EA frameworks which can be classified in the following categories:

General-purpose EA frameworks:

General-purpose frameworks can be customized for a broad range of organizations and industries. Some of popular general-purpose enterprise architecture frameworks are:

  • The Zachman Framework
  • The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)
  • Gartner’s Enterprise Architecture Framework (GEAF)
  • The Oracle Enterprise Architecture Framework  (OEAF)


Government Frameworks:

Government frameworks are designed by governments in order to guide, support, and monitor agencies’ enterprise architecture plan. Many countries have developed their EA frameworks including. The following are some of the well-known government enterprise architecture frameworks:

  • Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF)
  • Korea Government Enterprise Architecture (KGEA)
  • Australian Government Architecture (AGA)
  • Singapore Government Enterprise  Architecture(SGEA)
  • Netherlands Government Reference Architecture (NORA)
  • United Kingdom Reference Architecture(UKRA)
  • Government Enterprise Architecture for New Zealand (GEA-NZ)
  • Finland National Enterprise Architecture
  • Bahrain National Enterprise Architecture Framework
  • Saudi Arabia National Enterprise Architecture
  • Oman e-Government Architecture Framework (OeGAF)
  • Jordan e-Government Architecture Framework (e-GAF)
  • Egyptian Government Enterprise Architecture Framework (EGEAF)


 Industry EA frameworks:

Industry frameworks and reference models provide guidelines for a particular business such as banking, insurance, and telecommunications. The following is a list of well-known industry-specific frameworks:

  • TeleManagement Forum(TM Forum) Frameworx
  • Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN)
  • IBM Information FrameWork (IFW) for Banking Industry
  • Automotive Architecture Framework (AAF)
  • Supply Chain Operations Reference model (SCOR)
  • Insurance Application Architecture (IAA)


Defense Industry EA frameworks:                                                              

Defense frameworks mostly are used in defense and military departments. Some of defense industry EA are:

  • NATO Architecture Framework (NAF)
  • Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF)
  • Technical Architecture Framework for Information Management (TAFIM)
  • British Ministry of Defence Architecture Framework (MODAF)
  • France DGA Architecture Framework (AGATE)
  • The Australian Defence Architecture Framework (AUSDAF)
  • Department of National Defence Canadian Architecture Framework (DNDAF)