TOGAF

TOGAF® 10

TOGAF® is here to stay… there is a high probability that, given its general acceptance as a “standard” architecture framework, it will be here for some time to come. So it is inevitable that at some stage there will be a new version of TOGAF®. But what will be new in a new version? What will be…

EA Frameworks or Ontologies?

How do we get the best out of EA frameworks and ontologies?If you are interested in improving our use of EA frameworks, you might find my latest post on LinkedIn interesting: EA Frameworks or Ontologies? Do you think that the terms frameworks, ontologies, taxonomies, schema are often confused? Do you ever feel that there is a better…

A Meta Framework

It is probably true to say that every book has one major theme running through it, and probably a few sub-themes. Writing the second edition of a book is a great opportunity to revisit its primary topic to see whether it is still relevant or not. I found it really interesting to revisit the book I wrote with Elaine over ten…

Architecture Segments

What is the missing role of the Segment Architect?There is a discussion on LinkedIn about the role of Segment Architect, and when I coach EA teams on EA, and in particular on the use of TOGAF, I often get asked why TOGAF refers to Segment Architects when this role apparently doesn’t exist in any EA…

Free TOGAF Resources

I’ve just added a new page to this site with links to a set of free TOGAF videos. Each one is less than two minutes long, and they are all related to the key learning points in the TOGAF certification program.

TOGAF Distilled

A series of short videos exploring TOGAFTOGAF Distilled is the title of an exciting new series of videos that I’ve been working on with Orbus Software. The Orbus Software video library is a valuable resource for any enterprise architect, and introduces the benefits of the iServer Product Suite including a tour through them. Checkout these videos:…

TOGAF and SOA

Another free TOGAF poster from Good e-LearningPart III of TOGAF includes guidelines for applying a Service-Oriented Architecture. This free poster from Good e-Learning summarizes how TOGAF sees SOA, and how the ADM can be supplemented with additional resources to support SOA.