Austin 2016: Proceedings - Architecture Forum (TOGAF)

Definition of Proposed Resolutions for the TOGAF® Evolution Company Review

 

Working Session 1: Sunday, July 17, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Objective of Meeting

The goal of the meeting was to discuss and define an approach and high-level guidelines to deal with the proposed resolutions for the change requests received during the TOGAF volumes Company Review and also to have a clear consented position for the TOGAF Series Guides publication path and formal process.

Summary

The attendees introduced themselves and agreed on the agenda topics.

The group discussed the general approach about the review process and the Forum Chair, Mike Lambert, delivered a proposed strategy to address the change requests and also to structure the working sessions for the rest of the week.

Then the group discussed the fundamental issues for the review and several decisions and consented items were defined.

Consent items were defined regarding the TOGAF Series Guides publication and the roadmap for them to be part of the TOGAF standard following the proper process.

Outputs

Defined strategy and approach to plan the sessions for the week and also the upcoming WebEx sessions to define Proposed Resolutions for the Change Requests received during the Company Review process.

Consent items regarding the TOGAF Series Guides publication path and their inclusion into the standard process.

Presentation of the points discussed and detailed minutes with consent items.

Next Steps

  • Follow the defined approach to address the change requests received during Company Review.
  • Continue with the planning for the rest of the week.
  • Plan the meetings to address the change requests based on topics.
  • Follow the direction defined regarding the TOGAF Series Guides.

Links

Working Session 2: Monday, July 18, 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Objective of Meeting

The goal of the meeting was to discuss and define high-level agreement and general rules to address the changes received during Company Review for the Tools and Techniques volume. A review was made of the agreements reached in the Sunday session.

Summary

The meeting started with the Forum Chair summarizing the agreements and discussions made in the Sunday session.

Then the group started to discuss the Tools and Techniques change request fundamental issues.

After this point, attendees agreed the planning for the meetings for the rest of the week.

It was agreed to have the Tools and Techniques change requests discussion on the session on Tuesday afternoon and the Metamodel discussion on Wednesday morning.

A series of WebEx sessions will be scheduled to go over the Framework change requests.

Outputs

Proposed resolutions regarding the Tools and Techniques fundamental issues for the change requests.

Planning for the meetings in the rest of the week.

Next Steps

  • Follow the high-level agreements to address the change requests for the rest of the week.
  • Go over the detail for the Tools and Techniques change requests.
  • Plan the WebEx sessions to address the change requests for the Framework volume.

Links

 

Working Session 3: Tuesday, July 20, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Objective of Meeting

The main objective was to assess and define a proposed resolution for the Tools and Techniques change requests and to confirm the agenda for the rest of the week.

Summary

The group went over the TOGAF Content Framework and Enterprise Metamodel Framework volume to address the changes in the general Enterprise Metamodel topic; however, the final decision was to not hold the discussion until the Forum members have had time to go over the material suggested for the change in advance.

A general agreement was defined to go over the change requests that involve replacing content with whole documents after the Austin meetings in a series of planned WebEx sessions, instead of having the discussion in the face-to-face meetings in Austin.

The group started going over the Tools and Techniques volume chapter change requests one by one.

How to handle change requests that suggest deleting whole chapters or inserting new ones was discussed. The final resolution was that those changes should be addressed in the context of other changes impacted by them so they would be left as open waiting for the ballot results. This would imply having a series of ballot rounds.

Outputs

Spreadsheet updated with the proposed resolutions for the change requests addressed (see Links below).

Next Steps

  • The spreadsheet will be updated on the Forum site.
  • The change requests that still need to be addressed will be processed in WebEx calls that will be planned for the following weeks.
  • Progress on the consent items defined will be followed more closely.

Links

Working Session 4: Wednesday, July 20, 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Objective of Meeting

The goal of the meeting was to discuss and define proposed resolutions for the change requests received during the Company Review round for the Tools and Techniques volume following the general guidelines defined in the previous sessions.

Summary

The agreements defined in the previous meetings were reviewed again as the basis to continue with the change request assessment.

The group discussed the general approach about the review process and some key features needed in the TOGAF standard before going over the change requests spreadsheets. Some of the Tools and Techniques changes were also reviewed.

It was decided not to cover the change requests related to the Metamodel chapter since most of the submitters were not present in the session.

The group continued going over the Tools and Techniques volume chapter change requests and several proposed resolutions were defined. The spreadsheet with the resolutions can be accessed under Links below.

Outputs

Spreadsheet updated with the proposed resolutions for the change requests addressed (see Links below).

Next Steps

  • The spreadsheet will be updated on the Forum site.
  • The change requests that still need to be addressed will be processed in WebEx calls that will be planned for the following weeks.
  • Progress on the consent items defined will be followed more closely.

Links

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