List of Recognized Methods
|Accenture Delivery Methods (ADM)|
|Advanced Generali Systems Engineering Method (AGSM)|
|Allstate Architecture Standards and Methods (AASM)|
|BearingPoint Configure To Fit Method|
|CA Solution Architecture Methodology|
|CGI Risk- and Cost-Driven Architecture (RCDA)|
|Capgemini Integrated Architecture Framework (IAF)|
|Credit Suisse IT Solution Framework|
|Dragon1 EA Method|
|Enterprise Solution Delivery (ESD)|
|GM System Delivery Process (SDP)|
|IBM Global Services Method|
|IBM Team Solution Design|
|IMPACT (TCS Architecture Development Methodology)|
|Intel IT Architecture Development Methodology (Intel IADM)|
|MSF Microsoft Solutions Framework|
|New Zealand Inland Revenue - IR Method|
|One AT&T Approach for Programs and Projects and IT Unified Process|
|Oracle Unified Method (OUM)|
|Rational Unified Process (RUP)|
|Raytheon Enterprise Architecture Process (REAP)|
|SDS Innovator (including Proposal Phase)|
|SUN Architect Implement and Manage (AIM)|
|Systems Flow Investigative Architecture|
|Telstra Technology Delivery Process (TDP)|
|TelstraClear Infrastructure Lifecycle Process (ILP)|
|UPS Solution Architecture Process|
|WAY4U - Technical Architecture Path|
How to Submit a New Method for Recognition
The Open Group publishes a set of criteria for the recognition of IT
Architecture methods, see section 6 of the Conformance Requirements
(section 7 in version 1.2). You can submit documentation in support
of an unrecognized method at the same time as you submit your
Certification Package, or in advance of your submission (see below for more details).
A template document is
provided (Microsoft Word format).
Note that the template requests you enter your Candidate ID. If you are
completing and submitting the template prior to a submission, enter
Not Applicable (NA) for the Candidate ID.
What documentation needs to be submitted for getting a method
You should complete and submit the above template to provide your assessment of how the method meets the
published criteria, with sufficient references and/or back up material
to support your case when evaluated by an expert the field of IT
Architecture. This assessment should be a summary of the case for
recognition of the method and limited to no more than five pages of
If the method is publicly available, then references (URLs, publication titles,
course references) will usually suffice to backup the assessment.
If the method is proprietary and not publicly accessible, you will need to
provide more information.
Can a method be evaluated and recognized in
advance of an individual certification request?
Yes. You may at any time submit a request for recognition of a method.
Since a method may be rejected by the Review Board you may wish to
wait to hear back prior to submitting full candidate materials.
Methods for evaluation should be sent using the template provided
to the Open CA Certification Authority
(see the bottom of the left hand panel for contact details).