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TOGAF vs ArchiMate – What Are The Differences?

Both TOGAF and ArchiMate have been developed by The Open Group. TOGAF describes the process of developing an enterprise architecture and ArchiMate is a modeling language which compliments TOGAF. This blog outlines the difference between these standards.

TOGAF and ArchiMate Come From the Same Stable

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!
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You’ve Completed the TOGAF Course! What Do You Think?

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.
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Passing the TOGAF Exam! The Top 10 Tips For Getting TOGAF Certification

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...
TOGAF ISO Standard

TOGAF and ISO Standards

TOGAF is described as an Open Group Standard. But what do we mean by a “standard”, and what happens when there is more than one competing standard?
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The Scope Of Enterprise Architecture

Quite frequently I get asked about the scope of Enterprise Architecture. Sometimes the question is a simple one: what is included in a typical EA initiative? But sometimes there’s a bit more to the question, with an implied: why is that included in EA? This question came up a couple of times this week, so it seemed a good time to go over some of the key points in this blog, and explain what TOGAF has to say about scope.
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Is the TOGAF ADM Too Reactive? Read More and Find Out!

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.
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.
TOGAF New Year @2x

TOGAF New Year Resolutions!

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.

A Brief Introduction to Security Architecture

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.

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