First Advisor

Nims, Michael


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Computer and Information Technology


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

64 pages


The software development methodology brought forth in John Zachman's System Architecture Framework can be used to design a wide range of information systems. While the Zachman Framework is very robust and typically used for developing large scale Enterprise Applications, this project will demonstrate that the framework can easily be scaled to fit a small scale non-Enterprise Application. The Zachman Framework is a six by six matrix that breaks down system requirements into cells that document the system. Each row of the Zachman Framework will be examined to determine if the documentation would be needed. A discussion about the appropriateness of using the Zachman Framework as the software development life cycle methodology for a small non-Enterprise application will conclude this investigation.

Date of Award

Fall 2006

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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