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Architecture Forum Vision
The Architecture Forum is recognized as the leading global Enterprise Architecture organization.
Architecture Forum Mission
The Open Group vision of Boundaryless Information FlowTM for and between enterprises through a set of programs that focus on all architectural aspects of Boundaryless Information Flow. These include, but are not limited to:
- Providing both broad and deep leadership to the architecture community on its path to becoming a profession
- Validating, publishing, fostering, and maintaining best practices for architecture
- Developing, organizing, researching, and publishing thought leaders and leadership in architecture
- Initiating and managing programs and projects to support these activities
What we do
The Forum brings together customers,
vendors, consultants, governments and academia to work on:
TOGAF® (The Open Group Architecture Framework) :
A comprehensive architecture framework and methodology
which enables the design, evaluation and implementation
of the right architecture for an enterprise. more
Download our TOGAF® case study materials here (requires Architecture Forum Member access)
Download TOGAF® 9.1 here
(You can still download TOGAF® 8 here)
TOGAF® Certification : An assurance
program providing four classes of certification: Certified,
Tool Support, Training and Professional Services. It is
used by architecture service providers, tool vendors and
individual enterprise architects more
IT customer organizations who wish to base their Enterprise Architecture work
on the open, industry standard TOGAF® can now procure
tools, training, and professional services on the basis of certified conformance
with the TOGAF® standards.
of current TOGAF® Commercial Licensees
IT Architecture Practice : Supporting the establishment
of a skills and experience-based The Open Group Certified Architect (Open CA) Program,
that provides a foundation for trust between suppliers and customers;
and collaborating with other leading standards bodies to make IT architecture
a professional discipline .
Architecture Tools : Promoting the
availability of effective tools for enterprise architecture.
- TOGAF® Adoption working group - sharing adoption experience and developing adoption strategies.
- Information Architecture working group - investigating emerging standards and frameworks on information architecture and tying it back to a TOGAF® context.
- NGOSS/TOGAF® Mapping project - bringing two industry frameworks together .
- Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference Working Group - providing input to the conference team on how organize the quartlerty conferences.
- Localization - developing a number of translated versions of the TOGAF® Pocket Guide and more...
- TOGAF® certification - maintaining and enhancing the TOGAF® certification program.
- Case studies - developing templates to encourage more case studies.
- White papers - a collection of supporting material for TOGAF®
- TOGAF® Strategy - formulating a long term strategy for TOGAF®.
- Coordination activities - with the SOA and Business Architecture working groups.
The Forum has worldwide and cross industry representation,
with over 200 organizations participating in its activities.
List of members.
TOGAF® 9 -- a major revision of TOGAF®. TOGAF® 9 provides a wide-ranging set of revisions to improve the value of the TOGAF® framework: It is an evolution from TOGAF® 8.1.1,, thereby preserving existing investment in TOGAF®, and adds further detail and clarification to what is already proven more
Business Executive's Guide to IT Architecture
brochure which explains why IT architecture is crucial to
the success of your business, and describes The Open Group
Architecture Framework (TOGAF®) and how it can help to deliver
an effective IT architecture.
The Forum has produced a wide variety of publications,
many of which are available online, as well as in hard copy
In the News
The Architecture Forum and TOGAF® feature prominently in news about The Open Group.
Standards Information Base (SIB)
A database that can dynamically generate lists, structured
according to the TOGAF® taxonomy of services, of all the
standards for use in open systems architecture. A highly
effective procurement tool. (Under revision)