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Roger has been working as an Enterprise Architect since 1984, and over the years has been in involved in some of the most advanced, innovative and challenging Enterprise Architecture projects. He has extensive experience in applying all of the key EA approaches, including Zachman, TOGAF and Information FrameWork (IFW) and has been involved in establishing and embedding Enterprise Architecture Programmes that delivered strategic business results in organisations all around the world. Roger now works as a trainer, mentor and coach, specialising in developing individual and organisational capability in using Enterprise Architecture techniques and tools.

TOGAF vs ArchiMate – What Are The Differences?

Both TOGAF and ArchiMate have been developed by The Open Group. TOGAF describes the process of developing an enterprise architecture and ArchiMate is a modeling language which compliments TOGAF. This blog outlines the difference between these standards.
Promote TOGAF Benefits

5 Tips To Promote the Benefits and Value Of Using TOGAF

Well it turns out that some of the billboard headlines for TOGAF are the same: TOGAF is billed as the cure for all enterprise woes, as the silver bullet for IT development, or the one-stop solution for cutting costs and simplifying infrastructures. But when you get a bit more inquisitive it turns out that although it could be the answer everyone’s been looking for, it is actually just one of many new management ideas that require a lot of effort if they are to be successful.
TOGAF Scope Partition

What’s the Difference Between Scope and Partition

There are some things in TOGAF that confuse practitioners over and over. The difference between scope and partition is one of those confusions that comes up as a regular question. In this blog we explain the key differences, and explain why TOGAF can be confusing.
TOGAF 2016

TOGAF – A New Year Message

When we focus on teaching and learning TOGAF we sometimes forget that TOGAF is just one aspect of enterprise architecture in general. This blog explains why we need to remember that TOGAF is part of EA, but EA is more than TOGAF.​
TOGAF New Year @2x

TOGAF New Year Resolutions!

For some companies, the New Year coincides with the start of their planning year, and there are still many companies that go through an annual reorganization of the management structure charts. In any case, New Year is a good time to take stock and think about the future - so here are my recommendations for using TOGAF as your guide.
Architectural Requirement

What Is An Architectural Requirement?

TOGAF is largely about identifying and documenting architecture requirements... but what is an Architectural Requirement? Frequently we document requirements, not "architecture" requirements! In this blog I explain what we need to do to make requirements architectural.
TOGAF ADM reactive

Is the TOGAF ADM Too Reactive? Read More and Find Out!

Architects sometimes see the ADM as reactive, but EA should never be passive - it needs to respond to concerns, but add architectural thinking and then make a unique contribution to stakeholder needs. This blog explains some of the proactive aspects of ADM that are not so obvious.
TOGAF Segment Architect

The Missing Role of the Segment Architect

TOGAF describes three types of architecture role. Two of these types - Enterprise and Solution - are often used in the job title for architects, but it is rare to find someone called a Segment Architect. If you are confused about this missing role... read on, and all will be revealed.
5 Things EA do well

5 Things That the Best Enterprise Architects Do Well (and How...

Sometimes people find it difficult to see the unique contribution of EA. So what is it that makes EA distinctive? Here are five things that the best enterprise architects do, and some tips from TOGAF on how you can follow their example.
TOGAF Stakeholder Management

TOGAF Stakeholder Management – You Can Please Some of the People,...

TOGAF makes a big point of the need for good stakeholder management, devoting the whole of Chapter 24 to the subject, while Step 2 in Phase A: Architecture Vision describes the process to Identify Stakeholders, Concerns, and Business Requirements.

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