TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework), provides a structured approach for designing, planning, implementing, and governing an enterprise’s information technology architecture.
- it is a market standard for IT Enterprise architecture.
- can scale from small companies to large commercial businesses
- helps a company standardize the approach to architecture
- using real-tested ideas.
- the information is free to consult on the website.
- TOGAF is for architecture, as PMI is for Project management.
- NOTE: ArchiMate complements TOGAF with a visual modeling language. (from the same group)
- TOGAF has three pillars:
- 1: Architecture Development Method (ADM): A step-by-step process for developing an enterprise architecture
- 2: Architecture Content Framework: Defines the structure and organization of architectural artifacts within TOGAF.
- 3: Enterprise Continuum: For organizing and categorizing different types of architectural assets.