The TOGAF Framework

The TOGAF Framework (The Open Group Architecture Framework) is a framework for enterprise architecture that provides an approach for designing, planning, implementing and governing an enterprise information technology architecture. The TOGAF architecture framework is a high level approach to design and is typically modelled at four levels: Business, Application, Data and Technology. The TOGAF enterprise architecture framework relies heavily on modularisation, standardisation and leveraging existing proven technologies and products.

 

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The benefit of using the TOGAF Framework is that once implemented it will speed up and simplify architecture development, ensure more complete coverage of the designed solution, and make certain that the architecture selected allows for future growth in response to the needs of the business. The TOGAF architecture framework enables you to design, evaluate and build the right architecture for your organisation.

 

TOGAF Framework Components

The framework TOGAF uses is highly complex but can be broken down into three main parts:

 

The TOGAF framework makes a distinction between the types of architectures that you can build. According to the TOGAF architecture framework there are four types of architectures that are commonly accepted as subsets of the overall enterprise architecture:

 

The TOGAF framework supports all of these architectures to enable you to create a successful enterprise architecture.

 

Our TOGAF 9.2 training course provides complete coverage of the TOGAF framework. The course is designed to make it easy to understand the modules that form the TOGAF 9.2 curriculum so that you can pass the TOGAF 9.2 (Foundation & Practitioner) certification exams. Our TOGAF course is delivered by a certified TOGAF instructor who has extensive experience as a practicing architect so they can provide insights and real-world scenarios that help cement learning.

 

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"For passing the TOGAF exam this course is definitely a must do as the practical scenarios laid out in the class makes it easy to do the scenarios in the exam." -  Enterprise Architect​

"Attending this course saved me about six months of study. This course is a faster and more effective mechanism to absorb the material than self study alone." - Major Telco; Senior IT Business Analyst

"Fantastic experience from beginning to end. The instructor's knowledge and anecdotes helped take the course to another level. I now feel prepared to undertake the TOGAF exams."Solution Architect

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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 new concepts introduced to TOGAF® Standard Version 9.2.
  • The business rationale behind Enterprise Architecture and TOGAF® Standard.
  • The overall structure and contents of the TOGAF® Standard Version 9.2 document and the key subject matter content.
  • The Architecture Development Method (ADM) cycle and all the phases that make up the cycle.
  • The techniques defined for use in Architecture development.
  • The Architecture Content Framework and the purpose of each of the elements.
  • The guidelines for adapting the ADM process.
  • The Enterprise Continuum and Tools.
  • The concepts, taxonomy and graphical representations of the TOGAF® Standard reference models and their application.
  • The Architecture Capability Framework.
  • The make-up of an Architecture skills framework and why it is needed

      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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How TOGAF Standard Version 9.2 Differs From TOGAF Standard 9.1

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;

  • The structure of TOGAF is now treated as an "eco-system" that includes the core TOGAF Body of Knowledge but also adds links to additional guides, some of which can lead to further credentials with which you can showcase your achievements.
  • The description of the Architecture Development Method precludes a mistaken ‘waterfall’ interpretation and plays to the agile ideas that TOGAF has always supported.
  • The initial phase, Preliminary, now includes a tools strategy with much wider reference to tools beyond architecture such as business modelling and management including repository management, and governance.
  • The first phase in the TOGAF cycle, Architecture Vision, is now explicit about important, early modelling such as Value Chains, Value Streams and Capabilities.  This supports the primacy of business thinking in architecture rather than a focus on IT which was often how enterprise architecture has been seen.
  • The Business Architecture phase has been expanded and is supported by more useful entities and artefacts.
  • The monolithic 9.1 Specification has been slimmed down and surrounded by a useful ecosystem of guides, most of which are geared to the practitioner.  Some of the guides have also been extended, security is an example.
  • Definitions and terms have been worked over for clarity and simplification with extraneous or explanatory material shown as a note

What does TOGAF Standard 9.2 mean if you are certified in TOGAF Standard 9.1

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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