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What is The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is a framework?
a detailed method and a set of supporting tools — for developing an enterprise architecture.
What are the seven main parts to the TOGAF document?
1. Introduction)
2. Architecture Development Method
3. ADM Guidelines and Techniques
4. Architecture Content Framework
5. Enterprise Continuum & Tools
6. TOGAF Reference Models
7. Architecture Capability Framework
What is the TOGAF Introduction?
a high-level introduction to the key concepts of
enter prise architecture and in particular the TOGAF approach. It contains the
definitions of terms used throughout TOGAF and release notes detailing the
changes between this version and the previous version of TOGAF
What is the Architecture Development Method?
the core of TOGAF.
a step-by-step approach
to developing an enterprise architecture
Step - By - Step
What is the ADM Guidelines and Techniques?
a collection of guidelines and techniques available for use in applying TOGAF and the TOGAF ADM
What is the Architecture Content Framework?
describes the TOGAF content framework, including a structured metamodel for architectural artifacts, the use of re-usable architecture building blocks, and an overview of typical architecture deliverables
Meta model
re-usable architectural BB
What is the Enterprise Continuum & Tools?
This part discusses appropriate taxonomies and tools to categorize and store the outputs of architecture activity within an enterprise.
store outputs of architecture activity
What is the TOGAF Reference Models?
a selection of architectural reference models, which includes the TOGAF Foundation Architecture, and the Integrated Information Infrastructure Reference Model
reference models
What is Architecture Capability Framework?
the organization, processes, skills, roles, and responsibilities required to establish and operate an architecture function within an enterprise
What is the The Open Group Business Executive’s Guide to IT Architecture?
‘‘An effective enterprise architecture is critical to business survival and success and is the indispensable means to achieving competitive advantage through IT.’’
TOGAF defines an enterprise?
any collection of organizations that has a common set of goals.
The term ‘‘enterprise’’ in the context of ‘‘enterprise architecture’’ can be used to ...
to denote both an:
entire enterprise - encompassing all of its information and technology services, processes, and infrastructure
specific domain - within the enterprise.
In both cases, the architecture crosses multiple systems, and multiple functional groups within the enterprise.
Entire Enterprise
Specific Domain
What is an Extended Enterprise?
An extended enterprise nowadays frequently includes partners, suppliers, and customers.
Why do I need an enterprise architecture?
The purpose of enterprise architecture is to optimize across the enterprise the often fragmented legacy of processes (both manual and automated) into an integrated environment that is responsive to change and supportive of the delivery of the business strategy.
Why do you need Enterprise Architecture?
providing a strategic context for the evolution of the IT system in response to the constantly changing needs of the business
good enterprise architecture enables you to achieve?
the right balance between IT efficiency and business innovation. It allows individual business units to innovate safely in their pursuit of competitive advantage. At the same time, it ensures the needs of the organization for an integrated IT strategy are met, permitting the closest possible synergy across the extended enterprise.
Why do I need an enterprise architecture?
1. A more efficient IT operation
2. Better return on existing investment, reduced risk for future investment
3. Faster, simpler, and cheaper procurement
How does EA producer a more efficient IT operation?
— Lower software development, support, and maintenance costs
— Increased portability of applications
— Improved interoperability and easier system and networ k management
— Improved ability to address critical enterpr ise-wide issues like secur ity
— Easier upgrade and exchange of system components
How does EA help a return on existing investment, reduced risk for future investment?
— Reduced complexity in IT infrastr ucture
— Maximum return on investment in existing IT infrastr ucture
— The flexibility to make, buy, or out-source IT solutions
— Reduced risk overall in new investment, and the costs of IT ownership
How does EA help Faster, simpler, and cheaper procurement
— Buying decisions are simpler, because the infor mation governing procurement is readily available in a coherent plan.
— The procurement process is faster
— maximizing procurement speed and flexibility without sacrificing architectural coherence.
— The ability to procure heterogeneous, multi-vendor open systems
Whydevelop an enterprise architecture?
enterprise architecture is developed because key people have concerns that need to be addressed by the IT systems within the organization.
What are ‘‘stakeholders’’?
key people have concerns that need to be addressed by the IT systems within the organization.
What is the role of the Architect?
is to address these concerns, by identifying and refining the requirements that the stakeholders have, developing views of the
architecture that show how the concerns and the requirements are going to be addressed,

and by showing the trade-offs that are going to be made in reconciling the potentially conflicting concerns of different stakeholders.
What is an architecture framework?
An architecture framework is a foundational structure, or set of structures, which can be used for developing a broad range of different architectures.

It should describe a method for designing a target state of the enterprise in terms of a set of building blocks, and for showing how the building blocks fit together.
a good enterprise architecture enables you to achieve the right balance between ___ ________ and _______ _________.
1. IT efficiency
2. business innovation.
good enterprise architecture enables allows _______ _______ units to ______ safely in their pursuit of ________ advantage.
1. individual business
2. innovate
3. competitive
good enterprise architecture ensures the needs of the organization for
an ________ ____ strategy are met, permitting the closest possible ________ across the extended enterprise.
1. integrated IT
2. synergy