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.
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.
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).
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.
It is the age of the customer and the age of Big Data but whether you do your business B2B or B2C, your market is now dominated by empowered and digitally-native consumers, and they expect consistent and high-value digital experiences.
When we focus on teaching and learning TOGAF we sometimes forget that TOGAF is just one aspect of enterprise architecture in general. This blog explains why we need to remember that TOGAF is part of EA, but EA is more than TOGAF.
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.
This blog covers how Security Architecture forms relationships between the various components of the IT Architecture and how the Security Architect commonly uses a four step process to help better protect an organization.
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.
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 Business Managers