The TOGAF ADM forms the core of TOGAF. It is a reliable, proven method for developing an Enterprise Architecture that meets the business needs of an organisation, utilising the other elements of TOGAF, and other architectural assets available to the organisation.
The TOGAF Architecture Development Method describes the process of moving from the TOGAF Foundation Architecture to an organisation-specific architecture, leveraging the elements of the TOGAF Foundation Architecture and other relevant architectural components and building blocks along the way.
The ADM is a generic method for architecture development, which has been designed to deal with most system and organisational requirements. However, it will often be necessary to modify or extend the ADM to suit specific needs. One of the tasks before applying the ADM to a specific situation will be to review the ADM and tailor it if necessary to the circumstances of the enterprise concerned. This activity may well produce an organisation-specific version of the ADM.
The basic structure of the TOGAF ADM is shown in this diagram. Throughout the TOGAF ADM cycle, there needs to be frequent validation of outputs against original expectations, both those from the whole TOGAF ADM cycle, and those from the particular phases of the method.
The TOGAF ADM is covered in detail during our globally renowned TOGAF 9.1 Certification training course. For more information on the TOGAF ADM, please contact us.
Our accredited training course covers all of the TOGAF® Standard Version 9.2 Key Learning Points as defined in the Open Group’s TOGAF® Standard Version 9.2 curriculum. Included within this are the following subject areas:
The structure of the course is as follows:
Structure of the TOGAF® Standard
Part I: Introduction
Part II: Architecture Development Method
Part III: ADM Guidelines and Techniques
Part IV: Architecture Content Framework
Part V: Enterprise Continuum and Tools
Part VI: Architecture Capability Framework
Structure of the TOGAF® Standard Library
Section 1: Foundation Documents
Section 2: Generic Guidelines and Techniques
Section 3: Industry-Specific Guidance and Techniques
Section 4: Organisation-Specific Guidance and Techniques
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TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2 is a great improvement on Version 9.1. The materials and flow in the latest release now has a more understandable, direct bearing on architecture practice and architecture consulting in general. The latest release supports the primacy of business thinking in architecture rather than a focus on IT, which was often how enterprise architecture has been seen.
The major changes that have been released in TOGAF Standard Version 9.2 include;
TOGAF 9 certified practitioners do not have to sit a new exam (as was the case with the bridge from 8 to 9). The additional or changed material is extremely useful and valuable to learn. If you would like to show that you have “up-to-date knowledge”, then The Open Group has introduced the TOGAF Essentials 2018 credential that leads to an open badge.
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