- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: Pragmatic EC Ltd (1 May 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 190842401X
- ISBN-13: 978-1908424013
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.6 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,772,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
An Introduction to PEAF: Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture Framework Paperback – 1 May 2011
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Both Amazon and B&N have blocked and removed comments from those associated with the author attacking me personally, whereas such attacks are in violation of their policies. This illustrates further deplorable business practices of the author and company.
The following remain my opinion:
1) This book is too thin. You spend too much per page. 105 pages only. (Skip the book and examine the free website.)
2) It contains too little information of worth, like a marketing document, including a repeated graphic. (Do not pay to be marketed.)
3) PEAF continues to require an expensive license for commercial use (the vast majority of users). While exceptions to this license occur for individuals, government and academics (according to the product website)- any consulting companies supporting those still seem to require a license. That would be 95% of us in EA here in the USA, I believe. Those costs would be passed on to the government, academic or other customer, just as if they had paid them.
4) The book does not deliver on its promises. It is not worth reading.
I am clearly not lying, as the author claims of me, as these are truly my opinions. As I am a highly qualified enterprise architect, my opinions may persuade you or not. In either case it is unacceptable practice for a vendor to attack customers like me that dislike their product. As for the accusation that I dislike the author, or "delight" in attacking him- these are not germane to this review of a product. In truth I really do not care much about the guy at all, I have never met him, and life is too short.
As for the value of the subject, the framework itself as described in the book, I find it of limited value, but somewhat more value than this book itself. It has a few new ideas. Professional EA frameworks are mainly derived either from the TAFIM like DODAF and TOGAF or from the Zachman/Spewak/FEAF line like EA3, and this framework seems to have neither lineage. I recommend sticking to the standard frameworks, where much of the material is free and without license.
The rantings and ravings of Matthew Kern do not change that - I believe he missed the issue entirely ...
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