TOGAF® Tutorial: An Overview of TOGAF®
Objective of Meeting
This tutorial provided an executive overview of TOGAF 9, the latest release of TOGAF, describing its key features and the benefits of using it within an organization.
The tutorial, which was open to all participants at The Open Group Conference in Barcelona, was given by Suresh Done of SNA Technologies, Inc.
This tutorial was followed by a companion tutorial, Advanced Concepts in Applying TOGAF 9, also given by Suresh.
The Open Group has been active within the architecture domain for the last 18 years, developing and making TOGAF freely available. TOGAF is an open, industry standard framework and methodology for the design, evaluation, and implementation of Enterprise Architectures. It can be used at all levels of the enterprise from strategic to operational.
TOGAF is modular, allowing it to be used in part or complete in conjunction with other Enterprise Architecture methodologies (e.g., DODAF, FEA, Zachman) and with all types of business operating models.
TOGAF has been and continues to be evolved within The Open Group Architecture Forum. Its development has been guided by and based on the knowledge and experience of Open Group members who are practicing Architects working for a wide range of enterprises throughout the world.
Participants received an excellent overview of the TOGAF framework and its Architecture Development Method (ADM), and the importance of The Open Group Architecture Forum in providing the development forum for TOGAF.
The tutorial was very well received, and will be repeated at future Open Group conferences. Additional tutorials, focusing on specific aspects of TOGAF 9, will also be included at future conferences.