The framework helps organizations to look at IT as a set of interconnected “Value Streams” and create
- a Service Backbone model,
- an integration model,
- a functional model
- and a data model for IT Organisation.
This could help practitioners to implement a set of IT Management tools to support the value chain.
As a framework, it inherently covers or borrows from all the popular industry frameworks/standards, e.g., ITIL, COBIT, CMMI, TOGAF etc., yet does not enforce practitioners to follow the traditional process thinking.
The IT4IT™ Reference Architecture does not replace anything, it complements and enhances your current structures.