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Reference architectures are documented best practices that help teams make effective design and technology choices.

These resources may be Required, Recommended, or just Informational. To learn more, see EA Library Maintenance.

Principles

Highest level guidelines for governance of the enterprise architecture.

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Reference Models

A common vocabulary and taxonomy of accepted concepts used to describe an organization’s capabilities.

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Standards and Guidelines

Prescribed or preferred technology, design, data, and process elements that help projects conform to architectural principles.

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Patterns

Pre-packaged and pre-tested design and technology combinations to build or modify a system.

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Decision Frameworks

Use cases and decision trees used to recommend particular patterns and standards.

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Implementation Guides

Detailed user manuals to instruct developers on correct usage of standards and patterns.

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Working Prototypes

Practical instantiation of standards and patterns to provide a proof of concept to solutions developers.

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Reusable Source Code

There isn't a central repository of code objects, but we may be able to refer you to people who are working on something similar to you. Please see:

(warning) All Required Reference Architectures

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(tick) All Recommended Reference Architectures

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(info) All Informational Reference Architectures

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