A helpful A-Z glossary listing key Business and IT
transformation terms and technical definitions.

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A Deliverable is a collection of architectural artefacts that are delivered as a single work product.

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End Event

An End Event is a type of Event that indicates where a path in the process will end.

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An Enterprise is used to define the highest level entity to represent an organization and typically covers all missions and functions.

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Enterprise Architecture Software

Enterprise architecture software is a tool that helps businesses collaborate, build reports, run tests, and create simulations to manage their current enterprise architecture and any future technology that IT might introduce.

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Enterprise Continuum

An Enterprise Continuum is a useful mechanism for categorizing and classifying architecture and solution artifacts, as they evolve from generic or foundation Architectures to organization-Specific Architectures.

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Event Context

An Event Context is a set of activities that can be interrupted by an exception (i.e. an Intermediate Event).

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An Exception is a type of event that occurs during the performance of a process that causes a diversion from its normal flow.

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Exception Flow

An Exception Flow is a type sequence flow path that originates from an Intermediate Event attached to the boundary of an activity.

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Expanded Sub-Process

An Expanded Sub-Process is type of a sub-process that exposes its flow detail within the context of its Parent Process.

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Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a systematic/structured approach for determining the seriousness of potential failures and for identifying the sources of each potential failure.

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First in First Out

First in First Out (FIFO) is where the material produced by one process is used in the same order by the next process.

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Fishbone Diagram

Fishbone Diagram is a problem-solving tool that uses a graphic description of the various process elements to analyze potential sources of variation, or problems.

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