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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 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.

Benefits of TOGAF: HR and Personnel Department

Read the latest blog from our series explaining the benefits from of TOGAF and Enterprise Architecture for the various types of stakeholder. This week: HR & Personnel Depatrment
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.
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 Preliminary Phase

Do I Really Need To Do the Preliminary Phase Again?

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?
5 Things EA do well

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

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.
Separating EA Techniques

Separating Architecture Techniques From Those Of Other Disciplines

Each profession has its unique way of doing things, and that when applying TOGAF the key thing is to “think” like an architect! The first step is to think holistically, and to do this you need to take into account the views and viewpoints of all stakeholders. But what other steps can you take to think as an architect?
Benefits of TOGAF

Benefits of TOGAF: The IT Organization

Read the latest blog from our series explaining the benefits from of TOGAF and Enterprise Architecture for the various types of stakeholder. This week: The IT Organization
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.

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