Tuesday, 16 April 2013


TOGAF®, an Open Group Standard, is a proven enterprise architecture methodology and framework used by the world's leading organizations to improve business efficiency. It is the most prominent and reliable enterprise architecture standard, ensuring consistent standards, methods, and communication among enterprise architecture professionals.TOGAF helps practitioners avoid being locked into proprietary methods, utilize resources more efficiently and effectively, and realize a greater return on investment.[1]

One of the goals of The Open Group Architecture Forum is to provide a forum within which both customer and vendor organizations can exchange feedback and experience in the use of TOGAF.

First published in 1995, TOGAF was based on the US Department of Defence Technical Architecture Framework for Information Management (TAFIM). From this sound foundation, The Open Group Architecture Forum has developed successive versions of TOGAF at regular intervals and published them on The Open Group public web site. (link) [2]

You can start by reading the case studies which shows TOGAF in use in a variety of situations. [3]
It is important to emphasize that no case study can provide a complete blueprint for how another organization should go about using TOGAF. All organizations are different, and each organization should understand what TOGAF has to offer, and adopt and adapt the parts that are useful for its needs.

1. The Open Group
2. Publications
3. Case Studies

1 comment:

  1. I have adapted 5 parts of TOGAF so far. How many more until I qualify as a collector?