What is TOGAF 9.2 (all you need to know)

What is TOGAF 9.2 (all you need to know)

TOGAF stands for “The Open Group Architecture Framework” and is today the most cited and reused knowledge book with detailed methods and tools for developing an enterprise architecture within a company. This post provides all information that you need to know and where to find further information.

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What is Enterprise Architecture and Which Capabilities Does an Organization Need?

What is Enterprise Architecture and Which Capabilities Does an Organization Need?

The purpose of Enterprise Architecture is to provide concepts and frameworks that guide architects to simplify and illustrate the IT landscape of organizations to increase overall transparency, alignment, governance, and enable harmonization efforts. In order to achieve this, enterprise architecture needs to consider the full IT landscape across applications, data, technologies, and infrastructures and also business elements, such as business processes and business capabilities. In the following, I provide an overview of the capabilities that an established and well-working enterprise architecture organization needs.

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How can Enterprise Architecture be Successful?

How can Enterprise Architecture be Successful?

Establishing an enterprise architecture management (EAM) practice within an organization is challenging due to a couple of reasons: Benefits can only be seen in the long-term, the scope of activities is usually quite comprehensive and needs to involve many different stakeholders, and business and IT have to not only talk, but also listen to each other. In order to overcome such challenges, I have listed my top 10 success factors for an enterprise architecture management practice in this post.

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How to Pass the TOGAF Exams – Level 1 and Level 2

How to Pass the TOGAF Exams – Level 1 and Level 2

There are many reasons why becoming certified in TOGAF makes sense. The two most important ones are probably 1) to get or improve the skills that are needed in an (enterprise) architecture role and 2) to benefit from the positive signaling effect that a certification has on potential employers or customers. In this post, I will provide an overview of the certification exams, a concrete study plan, an overview of all material you need, and what it takes to clear the levels. 

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How to Adapt an Enterprise Architecture Framework to Today’s Digital Environment?

How to Adapt an Enterprise Architecture Framework to Today’s Digital Environment?

As most of today’s architecture frameworks are quite old (from the 80s and 90s), many companies ask for adaptions to it or even do not believe in the benefit of such frameworks at all. In this post, I will suggest a modernized framework that takes into account what today’s companies need to consider and that better fits to today’s business environment. 

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AWS Well-Architected Framework Provides Principles for Modern Cloud Architectures

AWS Well-Architected Framework Provides Principles for Modern Cloud Architectures

When it comes to cloud, infrastructures, and application development environments, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the leading companies (besides Microsoft Azure and Alibaba). In order to provide a better guidance for modern architects and developers, AWS has published its own architecture framework with its latest release in November 2017. This post summarizes its key points.

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How is the TOGAF 9.2 Framework Impacted by Digital Transformation?

How is the TOGAF 9.2 Framework Impacted by Digital Transformation?

The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) has recently published an updated version of its framework. After the last version 9.1 from 2011, the update 9.2 in April 2018 has been the first update in the last seven years. In the context of IT, Digital, and the increased pace of change that we face today, seven years is for sure a long time. I will therefore use todays post to analyze, how TOGAF has actually reacted to the Digital Transformation and how the framework has been impacted by the changes in the last seven years. 

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How to Apply Enterprise Architecture Frameworks in Today’s Digital Environment? 

How to Apply Enterprise Architecture Frameworks in Today’s Digital Environment? 

I often hear that Enterprise Architecture would be an old-fashioned concept without any relevance to today’s IT architecture of companies. In today’s post, I present major Enterprise Architecture Frameworks and discuss if and how they are still relevant for today’s environment.

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