You will want to know that TOGAF is not just a passing fad! To start with, TOGAF has a strong pedigree. The Open Group is a very well established global consortium, formed in 1996 – so it has been around for some time. It is supported by over 400 member organizations, and these range from IT vendors and consulting groups, through government agencies, to many of the world’s leading commercial organizations. Through its various member forums The Open Group provides a platform for discussing and defining requirements for standards and certification programs.
Serge Thorn, CIO, Architecting the Enterprise Quite often people wonder where a Solution Architect fits within the TOGAF Framework and it is not obvious that there is a single answer. I suggest we look first at a generic profile for a Solution Architect. Companies such as Oracle, Cisco, SAP and others have roles called Solution Architect but with little apparent agreement to what that role is.
Enterprise architects increasingly leverage advanced TOGAF 9 for innovation, market response, and governance benefitsThe panel explores how the full embrace of TOGAF, its principles, and methodologies are benefiting companies in their pursuit of improved innovation, responsiveness to markets, and operational governance. Is enterprise architecture (EA) joining other business transformation agents as a part of a larger and extended strategic value? How? And what exactly are the best practitioners of TOGAF getting for their efforts in terms of business achievements? Here to answer such questions, and delve into advanced use and expanded benefits of EA frameworks, is Chris Forde , Vice President of Enterprise Architecture and Membership Capabilities for The Open Group, who is based in Shanghai, and Jason Uppal , Chief Architect at QR Systems , based in Toronto. The panel is moderated by Dana Gardner , Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions .
TOGAF specifies or I'd rather say "mentions" in the ADM Business Architecture (BA) phase, concepts like capabilities, functions, processes, Value Chains and even People... . It does not provide though any guidelines on how to build or relate these constructs. That is left to the newly TOGAF stamped EA practitioner.
With the public sector currently creating jobs faster than the public sector is cutting them, now could be the time for IT professionals in the public sector to consider a move to the private sector. Recent government figures revealed that public sector employment fell by 24,000 in the first quarter of 2011 while private sector increased by 104,000 to 23.07 million. With the public sector expected to increase the amount of outsourcing it does, as well as attempt to cut its costs IT workers in the public sector will be in the firing line As a lot of the readers of this blog are IT professionals that have done their time in both sectors I asked what it takes to make it in the private sector.
By Garry Doherty, The Open Group Charles Darwin is usually misquoted. He didn’t mention anything about “survival of the fittest;” what he really said was, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” And that’s what EA is all about, is it not?
The Open Group Architecture Framework ( TOGAF® ) is a framework for enterprise architecture which provides a comprehensive approach for designing, planning, implementing, and governing an enterprise information architecture . TOGAF is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. [ 2 ] TOGAF is a high level and holistic approach to design, which is typically modeled at four levels: Business, Application, Data, and Technology. It tries to give a well-tested overall starting model to information architects, which can then be built upon.
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