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.
TOGAF certification has become a de facto baseline for endorsing the skills of an enterprise architect. But how does it really help you?
The elements of TOGAF cover the entire lifecycle for Enterprise Architecture (EA), right from setting up EA as an idea within an organization, to creating and maintaining established Enterprise Architectures.
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.
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?
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.
At the end of August 2013, The Open Group announced that the number of TOGAF 9 certified individuals had passed the 25,000 mark. An increase of nearly 8,500 new certifications in the 12 months prior!
Read this blog to understanding the benefits from TOGAF for different types of stakeholder: The Business User
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
In this case study we examine the three types of gaps in enterprise architecture and how to manage transition from Current to target Architectures.