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Objective of Meeting

The aim of the meeting was progression of the work of the Architecture Forum.


The Open Group Architecture Forum meeting held in Philadelphia consisted of a face-to-face meeting on July 18, 2013. There were 14 voting members present. Earlier in the week, commencing the Saturday before the meeting, a number of Projects and Standing Committees also met (Minutes from those meetings are available in the Architecture Forum member’s site under the Meeting Minutes category.)

Dave Hornford, the Forum Chair gave an update on the status of how the Forum Strategy is being actioned. This shows the areas of activity, together with trend indicators – it was noted that membership engagement in the projects appears to have dropped in the past period.

The status of ongoing Forum activities was reviewed. It was agreed that the Information Architecture project be re-chartered as the Knowledge Architecture project with a new set of deliverables as described in its newly approved charter, and that an Information Architecture stream be added to the next version of TOGAF project. The structure for the next version of TOGAF project was discussed and a new co-chair appointed by the Forum. It was agreed that the project co-chairs for the next version of TOGAF project should review the release options and bring a recommendation forward to the next Forum meeting.

The Forum Strategy was reviewed. It was agreed that the vision and mission are still valid. It was agreed to consider how best to measure that the strategy is being met and for the Forum Chair to add this to the quarterly report from the Chair.

Although not explicitly discussed, the meeting materials also included a number of informational updates on the Standing Committees and Projects that are currently active.


This summary, the Action Items, Consent Items, Issues List, and the detailed minutes available to members are the outputs of the meeting (available to members only here). Other materials from the meetings are in the Philadelphia Materials area of the Architecture Forum members' site (available to members only here).

Next Steps

A two-week consensus check on the decisions made will occur after the meeting. The Forum is scheduled to next meet in London during the week commencing October 21, 2013. Logistics for the meeting will be available in the Architecture Forum calendar.


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