Read this TOGAF blog: 'TOGAF: What's the Difference Between Scope and Partition?' to better understand the criteria of both scope and partion in the TOGAF framework.
I frequently get asked whether it’s practical to use TOGAF “out-of-the-box” – without any customization. Architects and clients are looking for a turnkey approach that they can easily plug into their enterprise with the hope of quick results – they don’t want something that requires too much effort.
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.
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?
Having a good metamodel is essential to every enterprise architect. We discuss how a good metamodel can help understand structure, document component relationships and much more.
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.
Find out the many benefits of studying The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) including where to use it, when you'll need it, and how much a TOGAF Certification will cost you
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 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.
Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a comprehensive framework designed to map out and govern the alignment between IT investment and wider organizational strategies to develop a clear understanding of potential threats and opportunities.