Integrated Architecture Framework

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The Integrated Architecture Framework (IAF) is an enterprise architecture framework that covers business, information, information system and technology infrastructure.[1][2]

This framework has been developed by Capgemini since the 1990s, from the experience of practicing architects on projects for clients across the group. The first version was released in 1996 and was based on the Zachman Framework and Spewaks ideas about Enterprise Architecture Planning.[3]

The Integrated Architecture Framework is:

  • A comprehensive framework to deliver market-leading solutions
  • Adaptable to the specific needs of an organization
  • Scalable from individual projects to enterprise-wide transformation
  • A recognized architecture framework in The Open Group’s IT Architecture Certification program (ITAC).[4]

The Integrated Architecture Framework has evolved based on real-world experience, and continues to provide strong focus on the need to understand business requirements and drivers, and the need for all aspects of the architecture and all architectural decisions to be traceable back to these business priorities.


  1. ^ Enterprise, Business and IT Architecture and the Integrated Architecture Framework at
  2. ^ van't Wout, J., Waage, M., Hartman, H., Stahlecker, M., Hofman, A. (2010). "The Integrated Architecture Framework Explained" - (link)
  3. ^ Jaap Schekkerman (2003). How to Survive in the Jungle of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks. page 139-144.
  4. ^ ITAC List of Recognized Methods at