TOGAF ADM for Enterprise Strategic Architecture: Key Ideas and Artifacts

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Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Principal Consultant & Chief Architect, Zygous LLC, US

TOGAF ADM for Enterprise Strategic Architecture: Key Ideas and Artifacts

Rajesh Radhakrishnan, Principal Consultant & Chief Architect, Zygous LLC, US

TOGAF 9.1 and the Architecture Development Method can be used to develop architecture capabilities at different levels:

1) Enterprise Level (Enterprise Strategic Architecture)
2) Business Unit or Business Function or Service Line Level (Segment Architecture) and
3) Capability Level (Sub-Function, Business Process or Business Service Level).

All three levels typically impact several stakeholders and more than one application.  This presentation focuses on developing the Enterprise Strategic Architecture and discusses some key and relevant ideas and artifacts that can be used by ADM to develop an enterprise specific strategic architecture.

Key takeaways:

  • Business Case for Enterprise Strategic Architecture Development
  • Key Ideas that are unique to Enterprise Strategic Architectures
  • Key Artifacts (Reusable Assets) relevant for developing ESA

Rajesh  Radhakrishnan is the founder and owner of Zygous LLC. The consulting company has three practice areas a)  Digital Business & IT Strategy, Architecture, Innovation & Governance (SAIG) Consulting practice, b) IT Strategy, Architecture, Innovation & Governance Training practice and c)  IP Development & Management Services including Invention Development Service (IDS),  Invention & Innovation Process Design & Management Service, amongst others. Zygous clients include Fortune 500 companies such as Freddie Mac and EY (Ernst & Young) from Financial Services industry and Cisco & Others from the Technology industry.

Mr. Radhakrishnan was previously a senior managing consultant and senior IT architect for IBM Global Technology Services (GTS). His current client engagements involve global ITSM & BSM Program Management, service-level management, and service availability / continuity management. Prior to joining IBM, he was an independent IT architect at Zygous, LLC, for two years and a senior technical consultant at Sun Microsystems, for nearly five years. He was also a senior technical staff member at Metamor Worldwide for five years and consulted for numerous Fortune 500 companies.  He specializes in enterprise architecture and service management consulting, business continuance, high availability, high-end systems, storage technologies, and technical project management.

Mr. Radhakrishnan has an M.B.A. degree from Old Dominion University and an M.S. degree from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce. Mr. Radhakrishnan is certified as a TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) practitioner, ITIL-ITSM (v3) consultant (Expert Level), Six Sigma Black Belt, IBM Senior IT Architect, and as an Open Group Master Architect, Solaris Systems Administrator and Storage Architect.

Mr. Radhakrishnan has received multiple awards including Virginia IT Scholar award from UVA (2003), multiple Patent and Plateau Awards from IBM (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014), Stock Grant for Innovation (2008), Service Excellence Award from IBM (2006) and multiple named account star awards from Sun Microsystems (2000-2004).   Mr. Radhakrishnan has reached the 11th Invention Plateau in 2014 (awarded by IBM). Mr. Radhakrishnan was placed among Top 1% or Top 5% in multiple academic examinations during his high school and undergraduate years.

Mr. Radhakrishnan currently has thirty three granted patent or pending patents.

Mr. Radhakrishnan has published dozens of papers related to service management, requirements management, architecture management, IT intelligence, six sigma, and decision engines in the cloud services environment among others. Mr. Radhakrishnan presentations and papers have been published in prestigious journals, conference proceedings and symposiums such as IBM Systems Journal, Frontiers in Service (University of Maryland), The International Symposium on Information Systems (ISIS by the Indian School of Business), The Open Group White papers, QFD Symposium among others. You can find more information about Mr. Radhakrishnan at:



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