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 certification has become a de facto baseline for endorsing the skills of an enterprise architect. But how does it really help you?
In this case study we examine the three types of gaps in enterprise architecture and how to manage transition from Current to target Architectures.
TOGAF and ArchiMate come from the same stable as they are both EA standards managed and maintained by The Open Group.But to what extent do they overlap or complement each other? How can they be used in combination? And how can we overcome any limitations they might impose? Read this blog to find out!
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?
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).
Without a strong architectural voice at the governance table, the EA contribution and value will always be compromised. Unless you have effective EA governance, then you will suffer the following outcomes:
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.
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.
Students of TOGAF need to learn the black art of Enterprise Architecture to get through the 2-part TOGAF exam in order to be certified. Here are my top ten tips for passing the exam...