What specifically does TOGAF® contain?
TOGAF® provides a common sense, practical, prudent, and effective method of developing an IT architecture.
TOGAF consists of two main parts:
- The TOGAF® Architecture Development Method (ADM), which explains how to derive an organisation-specific IT architecture that addresses business requirements. The ADM provides:
- A reliable, proven way of developing the architecture
- Architecture views which enable the architect to ensure that a complex set of requirements are adequately addressed
- A worked example and linkages to practical case studies
- Tools for architecture development
- The TOGAF® Foundation Architecture -- an architecture of generic services and functions that provides a foundation on which specific architectures and architectural building blocks can be built. This Foundation Architecture includes:
- The TOGAF® Standards Information Base (SIB), a database of open industry standards that can be used to define the particular services and other components of an organisation-specific architecture