Is there a future for TOGAF? Whether you are a large organization deciding to invest heavily in the use of TOGAF - or an individual thinking about getting trained and certified in TOGAF - you will want to know that TOGAF is not just a passing fad!
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
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.
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:
In this TOGAF blog we discuss the 7 habits of any highly successful Enterprise Architects
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?
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).
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.
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!