Today´s post is provides an overview of what TOGAF is and what it stands for. It does so with a short series of pictures which each address an important aspect of TOGAF.
TOGAF´s latest release in 2018, version 9.2 had only minor adaptions since version 9 was released in 2011. On the one hand, this is seeming OK, as it is a minor release and the TOGAF Standard focuses on concepts that do not change rapidly. On the other hand, TOGAF does not seem to keep up the pace with the digital transformation and a lot of TOGAF content seems outdated nowadays. Many people therefore look out for a version 10 of TOGAF or at least a version 9.3 that provides better answers than the minor adaptions done in version 9.2.
The TOGAF certification has two levels, which are “Level 1 Foundation” and the “Level 2 Certified”. There is an option to do both levels in one combined exam and most people do this.
TOGAF is an enterprise architecture framework that includes methods, frameworks, definitions, templates, and explanations for enterprise architects. The content helps architects to assess, analyze, evaluate, transform, and govern large and heterogeneous architectures of not only a project or a platform, but of whole organizations.
TOGAF is the most important Enterprise Architecture Framework nowadays. It has first been published in 1995 by The Open Group and has regularly been updated since then. Today, The TOGAF Standard is the most cited and used knowledge book with detailed methods and tools for developing enterprise architecture in a company and many, if not most, large global corporations base their enterprise architecture activities on TOGAF or a modification of it. This article explains what TOGAF is about.
TOGAF is by far the most known Enterprise Architecture certificate. As it has already been developed in the 90s, it is often perceived as outdated – especially given the fast developments that there are within IT nowadays. It is only natural that many professionals ask themselves whether TOGAF is still relevant or not. This article explains arguments for and against the relevancy of TOGAF and analyzes the areas content, certification, industry expectations, and salary impact.
Enterprise Architecture and in especially TOGAF helps to create a meaningful big picture to your organisation. There are multiple reasons you should consider keeping your EA practice from small business to large corporate organisations up to date. First things first – get the basics right by studying and taking the exam. Below you find a brief overview of “How to pass TOGAF 9.2 as non-native English speaker” based on my personal experiences.
ADM is probably the most important part of TOGAF. It is core to TOGAF and is referred to throughout the TOGAF Standard. The ADM is a method for developing and managing Enterprise Architecture Projects. This article explains all phases and what should be adapted in order to fit today´s organizations.
Many IT professionals, including myself, found the latest release of the TOGAF 9.2 model a bit disappointing. Yet, it is important to understand that the TOGAF Standard is by far not all that The Open Group inherits. There is also a tremendous amount of thoughts, articles, researches, and other sorts of content that do address more modern topics and that may become part of TOGAF 9.3 or TOGAF 10 when it is released.
Last month, TOGAF announced that currently there are more than 98,900 IT professionals certified in TOGAF and the mark of 100,000 certified professionals will be hit soon. This shows the amazing speed with which TOGAF is becoming more and more popular.