What I Don't Need from Business Architecture...and What I Do

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Allen Brown, CEO & President, The Open Group

What I Don't Need from Business Architecture...and What I Do 

The Open Group Enterprise Architecture standards include the TOGAF® framework - the defacto global standard for Enterprise Architecture, and the ArchiMate® modeling language that enables enterprise architects to describe, analyze and visualize the relationships among business domains in an unambiguous way.


TOGAF®, an Open Group Standard, is a proven Enterprise Architecture methodology and framework used by the world's leading organizations to improve business efficiency. It is the most prominent and reliable Enterprise Architecture standard, ensuring consistent standards, methods, and communication among Enterprise Architecture professionals. Enterprise Architecture professionals fluent in the TOGAF standard enjoy greater industry credibility, job effectiveness, and career opportunities. TOGAF helps practitioners avoid being locked into proprietary methods, utilize resources more efficiently and effectively, and realize a greater return on investment.

First published in 1995, TOGAF was based on the US Department of Defense Technical Architecture Framework for Information Management (TAFIM). From this sound foundation, The Open Group Architecture Forum has developed successive versions of TOGAF at regular intervals and published them on The Open Group public web site. 


ArchiMate®, an Open Group Standard, is an open and independent modeling language for Enterprise Architecture that is supported by different tool vendors and consulting firms. The ArchiMate Standard provides instruments to enable enterprise architects to describe, analyze, and visualize the relationships among business domains in an unambiguous way.

ArchiMate 2.1 is a maintenance update to ArchiMate 2.0, addressing comments raised since the introduction of ArchiMate 2.0 in 2012. The ArchiMate 2.1 Standard supports modeling throughout the TOGAF® Architecture Development Method (ADM).

The intended audience is threefold:

  • Enterprise Architecture practitioners, such as architects (e.g., application, information, process, infrastructure, and, obviously, enterprise architects), senior and operational management, project leaders, and anyone committed to work within the reference framework defined by the Enterprise Architecture.
  • Those who intend to implement the ArchiMate language in a software tool; they will find a complete and detailed description of the language in this book.
  • The academic community, on which we rely for amending and improving the language based on state-of-the-art research results in the architecture field. 
 

 

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