Workshop: Implementing a Successful EA Capability Using TOGAF® Framework and ArchiMate® Modeling Language - Theory, Practice, Tooling, and Case Examples

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Henry Franken, CEO, BizzDesign, The Netherlands

Workshop: Implementing a Successful EA Capability Using TOGAF® Framework and ArchiMate® Modeling Language - Theory, Practice, Tooling, and Case Examples

Henry Franken, CEO, BizzDesign, The Netherlands

A complete approach to enterprise architecture (EA) requires:
1) a method for implementing and governing the practice for constructing and using architectures.
2) a framework describing architectural viewpoints;
3) a language for architectural descriptions and communication;

The Open Group's TOGAF® 9 standard is the leading method for EA development, including a process, techniques and best practices. The Open Group's ArchiMate® standard is the leading graphical language for integrated EA modelling, describing the business, application and technology layers and their relationships. Moreover, ArchiMate provides strong features for modelling the motivation for the architecture (e.g., stakeholders, concerns, goals, principles and business requirements, etc.) and the implementation and migration planning (e.g. plateaus, gaps, workpackages, etc).

We show how TOGAF and ArchiMate provide and actionable EA capability:
--  TOGAF and ArchiMate together offer a comprehensive and complete approach to EA;
--  ArchiMate facilitates modeling the deliverables prescribed by TOGAF;
--  The ArchiMate core and its extensions cover all the aspects that TOGAF addresses.

We will demonstrate that TOGAF and ArchiMate are a perfect basis for a tool supported Enterprise Architecture practice. This will be done on the basis of a concrete example from the financial sector. The case concerns IT-legacy rationalization due to the merger of three previously independent insurance companies. The new company wanted to rationalize their IT applications portfolio, to simplify the application landscape, improve consistency and reduce maintenance costs. The demo shows elements of this case. 

Key take-aways:

-- To the point overview of TOGAF, ArchiMate, and its fitness for purpose for a tool supported Enterprise Architecture practice.
-- Example description of a transformation case in finances, the applicability of TOGAF and ArchiMate for rationalizing an IT applications portfolio


Henry Franken M.Sc. Ph.D, is CEO of BiZZdesign and chair of The ArchiMate Forum at The Open Group. Henry is a speaker at many conferences. Henry has co-authored several international journal and conference publications and Open Group whitepapers.

At BiZZdesign, Henry is also responsible for research and innovation. Alignment with and contribution to open standards are key. BiZZdesign has contributed to and edited the ArchiMate 2 specification. BiZZdesign is involved in the workgroup working towards the next version of TOGAF® and its further hand-in-pocket alignment with ArchiMate®.

BiZZdesign offers native tooling, certification training and consultancy for TOGAF® and ArchiMate®. BiZZdesign offers complete and integrated solutions (tools, methods, consultancy and training) to design and improve organizations. Business models, enterprise architecture, business requirements management and process business analysis and management are important ingredients in the solutions.

 

 

 

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