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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.
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 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.
A lingua franca is the language, adopted as common, between speakers whose native languages are different but how useful is TOGAF as an Esperanto go-between language for enterprise architects from different backgrounds?
You started out using TOGAF, you’ve completed an iteration of the ADM for your first EA project and things went well, do you really need to revisit the Preliminary Phase again or can you save time by getting on straightaway with Phases A to H?
Architecture Frameworks have an undeserved reputation for being theoretical and passive. In this article we argue that the popular frameworks, such as TOGAF or Zachman, need to be tailored and adapted to create a set of active and useful frameworks – called Multiple Integrated Architecture Frameworks (MIAF).
We look at some of the reservations that students have about TOGAF just after they complete the TOGAF training course. This time we look at the typical positive remarks that TOGAF gets.
You’ve just spent several hours working your way through the TOGAF training. Now you are prepared and ready to take the TOGAF exams and gain your certification.
Quite frequently I get asked about the scope of Enterprise Architecture. Sometimes the question is a simple one: what is included in a typical EA initiative? But sometimes there’s a bit more to the question, with an implied: why is that included in EA? This question came up a couple of times this week, so it seemed a good time to go over some of the key points in this blog, and explain what TOGAF has to say about scope.
At the end of August 2013, The Open Group announced that the number of TOGAF 9 certified individuals had passed the 25,000 mark. An increase of nearly 8,500 new certifications in the 12 months prior!