Establish A Taxonomy

To do


This Business Use Case/Capability describes a process to establish a Taxonomy. Taxonomy can be thought of as a skeleton of the building blocks for the whole of the Enterprise Architecture.

Graham McLeod made the analogy in his TOGAF talk in Cape Town of thinking about Taxonomy as a Car parts warehouse categorization. “You’d better decide where you are going to store what parts, so that when you need to find a particular part you will know where to look, otherwise you will never be able to find anything.“

Collaborating to describe a Taxonomy Model is an excellent way of putting down the first model around which the organisation can begin to understand what it has and what has to be structured.

Taxonomy should be build along the following three dimensions:

  • Business Reference Model
  • Information Systems Reference Model (Data and Applications)
  • Technology Reference Model



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