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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.
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.
TOGAF ADM reactive

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.
TOGAF Segment Architect

The Missing Role of the Segment Architect

TOGAF describes three types of architecture role. Two of these types - Enterprise and Solution - are often used in the job title for architects, but it is rare to find someone called a Segment Architect. If you are confused about this missing role... read on, and all will be revealed.
5 Things EA do well

5 Things That the Best Enterprise Architects Do Well (and How TOGAF Helps Remind...

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.
TOGAF Stakeholder Management

TOGAF Stakeholder Management – You Can Please Some of the People, Some of the...

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.
EA Lingua Franca

TOGAF – A Lingua Franca For Enterprise Architecture?

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?
TOGAF Preliminary Phase

Do I Really Need To Do the Preliminary Phase Again?

You started out using TOGAF, you’ve completed an iteration of the ADM for your first EA project and things went well, do you really need to revisit the Preliminary Phase again or can you save time by getting on straightaway with Phases A to H?
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).
Students Like TOGAF

What Is It That Students Like About Studying TOGAF?

We look at some of the reservations that students have about TOGAF just after they complete the TOGAF training course. This time we look at the typical positive remarks that TOGAF gets.

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