Enterprise Architecture Vs TOGAF

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Have you ever asked yourself how can a process be more effective and produce positive results? That is what an Enterprise Architecture (EA) is for! The Meridian-Webster dictionary defined EA as a conceptual blueprint that defines the structure and operation of an organization with the intent to determine how an organization can most effectively achieve its current and future objectives. This paper presents a comparison between two of the most popular Enterprise Architecture, TOGAF and FEAF. Are these two frameworks any different? Are they industry specific? What do these two frameworks try to address? How easy or complex is their process?
The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)
TOGAF is one of the most popular recognized EA Frameworks
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Its objective is the fulfillment of the established definitions in the Clinger-Cohen Act. Like DoDAF, its intention is to provide a common methodology within information technologies; nevertheless, unlike DoDAF, the FEAF is use across the board in the federal government of the United States of North America. FEAF goal is to improve the interoperability between the United States government agencies by implementing a specific obligatory EA framework for the entire federal government. FEAF is a collection of interrelated reference models designed to facilitate the definition of the business functions, as well as the analysis and optimization of federal …show more content…
TOGAF focuses on Enterprise Continuum with Architecture Development Method (ADM). FEAF describes the enterprise as segmented reference models; guides on a migration process from “As Is” to “To Be” architecture; and offers an approach to cataloging assets and measuring the success of EA. These two frameworks were created to integrate the strategic objectives and information systems. FEAF is more of Taxonomy to identify common assets and overlaps. On the other hand, TOGAF is a much richer framework that fully deals with Systems Integration issues (e.g. Governance). FEAF was created specifically for the federal government, versus TOGAF was created for any type of industry. This doesn’t mean that any of this frameworks are limited to a specific industry, but they were created with specific needs in mind (Odongo, Kang, & Ko,

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