Enterprise Architecture Body of Knowledge

Below are frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the EABOK. Click here to submit a question.

Q: What would happen to the EABOK if MITRE no longer sponsors the effort?
A: The EABOK is managed by a consortium of individuals and organizations that are committed to widely sharing content about Enterprise Architecture to practitioners, educators, and researchers. The MITRE Corporation serves at the group's primary sponsor—providing expertise, technical services (such as hosting the website), and other resources as needed. However, because the consortium is independent of MITRE, if the sponsorship ends, the EABOK Advisory Board would seek another organization to fill this role.

Q: Who owns content contributed to the EABOK?
A: Authors retain their rights to any content that they submit, per the EABOK Consortium Agreement, which also grants the EABOK the right to publish the material.

Q: Can the EABOK Consortium or its sponsor, MITRE, use other people's intellectual property (IP)?
A: No. EABOK's and MITRE’s sole purpose is to bring the Enterprise Architecture community together to advance the practice. The purpose of the EABOK Consortium Agreement is to protect the IP of contributors to the EABOK.

Q: Can I download the EABOK as a complete document?
A: Not at this time. Currently, BOK pages are directly navigable as web pages in the EABOK; however, in the future, the BOK pages may be made available as a free downloadable document(s).

Submission Table FAQs

Q: Can I propose a new knowledge area or topic for my submission?
A: Yes. The EABOK website is organized into knowledge areas and topics that authors use to categorize their content. However, if there isn't a sufficient match, authors can propose a new topic with supporting rationale, when filling out the submission table.

Q: What if my submission matches more than one knowledge area or topic?
A: You can designate more than one knowledge area or topic, as appropriate, and give the rationale. The Editorial Review Board assesses what areas and topics match the submission, and may decide to post it in multiple places.

Q: Who decides where my content goes?
A: The Chief Editor decides where content is placed on the site. The Chief Editor makes a separate assessment of the appropriate knowledge area or topic, and if it is different from the proposed one, then the Chief Editor may discuss the placement with the author.

Q: How is my submission evaluated? What criteria is used?
A: The reviewers apply the criteria listed in the submission review form to decide whether to recommend that a submission be accepted as-is, accepted with modifications, or rejected.

Q: Can I list multiple POCs for a submission that has more than one author?
A: Please list only one contact for correspondence in the submission table. Your submission should include the name, affiliation, and email address for each participating author.

Q: What if an author is an organization, not an individual?
A: In this situation, please identify the organization as the author, and identify an individual as the POC.

Q: What if I want to update or replace an existing page?

A: To update or replace an existing page, identify which page you want to change and include a reference to the previous page and author in your submission.