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Box Vs Customized

TOGAF – Out Of the Box vs Customization

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.
Architecture Frameworks

Architecture Frameworks – Passive or Active; Theoretical or Useful?

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).

Benefits of TOGAF: The Business Managers

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
Think Like An Architect

How Do I Think Like An Architect?

Each profession has a unique way of doing things. It’s what separates one discipline from another. A psychologist or a physician will think differently about their subject. So what does this mean if you are studying TOGAF?
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.

The ‘Architecture Development Cycle’ – What You Need to Know

The Architecture Development Method is a generic process – so it is always likely to be adapted to meet your specific needs. Here we look at some of the key points to bear in mind about the architecture development cycle.
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.

The Beginner’s Guide to TOGAF and Enterprise Architecture

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.

TOGAF Case Study – Three Types of Gap

In this case study we examine the three types of gaps in enterprise architecture and how to manage transition from Current to target Architectures.
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

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