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Architecture Forum

Objective of Meeting

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


The Open Group Architecture Forum meeting held in Barcelona consisted of a full day face-to-face meeting on Thursday October 25, 2012. During the week commencing October 21, a number of Working Groups and Standing Committees also met. (Minutes from those meetings are available in the Architecture Forum member’s site under the Meeting Minutes category.)

The October 25 meeting was held in conjunction with The Open Group Barcelona Conference and Members' Meetings. At the start of the meeting there were 18 voting members present. As this was insufficient for a quorum, a two-week consensus check on the decisions made will occur after the meeting.

Peter Haviland, Ernst & Young, was appointed the acting Forum Chair for this meeting. The Forum Chair gave an update on the status of how the Forum Strategy is being actioned. This shows the areas of most activity, together with trend indicators – with increased activity across all target areas: TOGAF®, Membership, Extended Focus, and the EA Profession.

The status of ongoing Forum activities was reviewed using the WG/SC Governance Scorecard. It was agreed that the Interoperability Working Group deliverable should be progressed as a White Paper. It was agreed that the TOGAF Value Realization Working Group produce a draft proposal to re-form as a Standing Committee and that the proposal broaden the activity out to Enterprise Architecture and not just the TOGAF standard. It was agreed to approve the charter for the TOGAF® Framework and ArchiMate® Modeling Language Harmonization Project. It was agreed that the Certification Standing Committee can investigate TOGAF skills and experience-based certification options for the next version of the TOGAF standard.

The meeting included a joint session with the Security Forum, which reviewed the status of their input for the next revision of the TOGAF standard.

The meeting also included a number of informational updates on the Standing Committees and Working Groups that had met during the conference and not reported in other slots.


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 Barcelona, Spain meetings are in the Barcelona, Spain 2012 Materials area of the Architecture Forum members' site (available to members only here).

Next Steps

The Forum is scheduled to next meet in Newport Beach, California during the week commencing January 28, 2013. Logistics for the meetings will be available in the Architecture Forum calendar.


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