An Actor in a Business Process is a person or organization who perform a Role. The role that is a user or a stakeholder responsible or accountable for one or more steps in a process or the entire process. An actor can perform multiple roles in the context of ac·tor ˈaktər/ noun a person whose profession is Read more about Actor[…]
An Application also known as Business Application or Software Application is any program or set of programs that is created to support end user functions. The application can typically be categorized as Application Software or System Software. ap·pli·ca·tion /ˌapləˈkāSH(ə)n/ noun a program or piece of software designed and written to fulfill a particular purpose of Read more about Application[…]
Architecture Landscape is by definition view of all Enterprise Architecture of an organization. The architecture landscape holds all architectural views and state of architecture at a given time.
Business Entity is an information entity that has relevance from a business perspective. Business objects represent the input information, output information, and shared or stored information used or produced by a business process. A business event may also be accompanied by business objects. Business objects are used to organize and map enterprise data entities to Read more about Business Entity[…]
A Business Service supports business capabilities through an explicitly defined interface and is explicitly governed by an organization.
An encapsulation of data that is recognized by a business domain expert as a thing. Logical data entities can be tied to applications, repositories, and services and may be structured according to implementation considerations. A data entity is a collection of data about something that the business terms important and worthy of capture.
Accordingly to TOGAF, The highest level (typically) of description of an organization and typically covers all missions and functions. An enterprise will often span multiple organizations. In many cases it can referred as entire business of an organization.
Initiatives help define the activities that deliver a result towards achieving the Objective. An initiative may be further broken down into programs and projects.