The FEA Practice Guidance is not meant to be prescriptive, but to offer concepts to be applied using a variety of architectural frameworks and methodologies. The guidance does not cover enterprise architecture (EA) development and maintenance since there is already a broad body of knowledge on these topics There are four main sections of the FEA Practice Guidance:
- Section 1: Overview - Provides a high-level overview of EA concepts and principles.
- Section 2: Introducing Segment Architecture - Describes segment architecture concepts, the content included in segment architecture, and how to use segment architecture.
- Section 3: Developing Segment Architecture - Provides guidance on how to develop segment architecture, when one should be developed, and who should participate in its development.
- Section 4: Enterprise Architecture Transition Strategy - Describes what is included in an EA transition strategy and provides guidance on developing and using an EA transition strategy.
- Section 5: Measuring EA Program Value - Describes a continuous, customerfocused process relying on feedback from EA stakeholders and other value measures to increase the quality and effectiveness of EA products and services to support business decisions