What is PERA ?


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PERA stands for Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture.

The PERA acronym is synonimous with the term " PERA Life Cycle Model" or "PERA Framework" (this is sometimes called the "PERA Wind-chime").

Later, the term PERA came to be used as an adjective to define a number of conecpts and tools that built on the original PERA Life Cycle Model.

As time went on, use of the term PERA grew to include a set of tools and concepts which are presented together on this website. These include:


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