Conformance Statement

for Product Standard: TOGAF 8 TRAINING

Version 1.03

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Name

Organization

  Jason Uppal, P.Eng.

 QR Systems Inc.


1. Mandatory Requirements


1.1 Organization and Course Information

Enter the name of the Organization (Enterprise and Division, if applicable), and the Course Title and Version for the product for which TOGAF 8 TRAINING certification is being sought.

Enterprise Name

Division / Organization

 QR Systems Inc

 Enterprise Architecture Services

 

Course Title and Version Number

 Integrated Enterprise Architecture Version 2.0

 

 


1.2 Conformance Checklist - TOGAF 8 TRAINING

The following table contains a checklist of all the items that should be covered in the syllabus of a conformant TOGAF 8 TRAINING Course. For each entry in the Topic column, enter under the Syllabus Reference(s) column the reference to the part of the course syllabus in which the topic is addressed in the course.

There are 6 Topic Areas that must be covered in a conformant course:

TOGAF8 Architecture Development Method (ADM) - Process

TOGAF8 Architecture Development Method (ADM) - Information Sets

TOGAF Foundation Architecture

The Enterprise Continuum

TOGAF and Other Architectures / Frameworks

Architecture Governance

1.   TOGAF 8 Architecture Development Method (ADM) - Process

Preliminary Phase: Framework and Principles

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

1.P.1  Defining "How we do Architecture"

Chapter 2.1: Enterprise Architecture  Life Cycle

1.P.2  Defining the framework to be used

Chapter 4.1: Enterprise Architecture  Frameworks

1.P.3  Defining architecture principles

Chapter 2.3: Enterprise Architecture  Preliminary Phase

1.P.4  Establishing IT Architecture Governance

Phase A: Architecture Vision

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

1.A.1. Project Establishment

Chapter 2.3: Enterprise Architecture  Preliminary Phase

1.A.2. Identifying Business Principles, Business Goals, and Business Drivers

Chapter 3.1: Enterprise Architecture  Vision

1.A.3.  Reviewing Architecture Principles

Chapter 3.1: Enterprise Architecture  Vision

1.A.4.  Defining Scope

Chapter 2.3: Enterprise Architecture  Preliminary Phase

1.A.5.  Defining Constraints

Chapter 3.1: Enterprise Architecture  Vision

1.A.6.  Defining Stakeholders and concerns, Business Requirements, and Architecture Vision

Chapter 3.1: Enterprise Architecture  Vision

1.A.7.  Documenting Statement of Architecture Work and Gaining Approval

Chapter 3.1: Enterprise Architecture  Vision

Phase B: Business Architecture

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

1.B.1. Developing a Business Baseline Description.

Chapter 3.2.1: Business Architecture

1.B.2. Reference Models, Viewpoints and Tools.

Chapter 3.2.1.1: Process Analysis

1.B.3. Create Buisness Architecture Model(s).

Chapter 3.2.1.1: Process Analysis and Chapter 3.2.1.2: Organization Change Management

1.B.4. Select Business Architecture building blocks

Chapter 4.2: Architecture Building Blocks and Chapter 3.2.1.1: Process Architecture 

1.B.5. Conduct checkpoint review of architecture model.

Chapter 3.2.1: Business Architecture

1.B.6. Review non-functional (qualitative) criteria.

Chapter 3.2.1: Business Architecture

1.B.7. Complete the business architecture.

Chapter 3.2.1: Business Architecture

1.B.8. Gap analysis and report

Chapter 3.2.1: Business Architecture

Phase C: Information System Architecture - Data

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

1.CD.1. Developing a Data Baseline Description.

Chapter 3.2.2: Data Architecture

1.CD.2. Principles, Reference Models, Viewpoints and Tools.

Chapter 3.2.2: Data Architecture

1.CD.3. Create Data Architecture Model(s).

Chapter 3.2.2: Data Architecture

1.CD.4. Select Data Architecture building blocks

Chapter 3.2.2: Data Architecture

1.CD.5. Conduct checkpoint review of architecture model.

Chapter 3.2.2: Data Architecture

1.CD.6. Review non-functional (qualitative) criteria.

Chapter 3.2.2: Data Architecture

1.CD.7. Complete the Data Architecture.

Chapter 3.2.2: Data Architecture

1.CD.8. Gap analysis and report

Chapter 3.2.2: Data Architecture

Phase C: Information System Architecture - Applications

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

1.CA.1. Developing an Applications Baseline Description.

Chapter 3.2.3: Application Architecture

1.CA.2. Principles, Reference Models, Viewpoints and Tools.

Chapter 3.2.3: Application Architecture

1.CA.3. Create Applications Architecture Model(s).

Chapter 3.2.3: Application Architecture

1.CA.4. Select Applications Architecture building blocks

Chapter 3.2.3: Application Architecture

1.CA.5. Conduct checkpoint review of architecture model.

Chapter 3.2.3: Application Architecture

1.CA.6. Review non-functional (qualitative) criteria.

Chapter 3.2.3: Application Architecture

1.CA.7. Complete the Applications Architecture.

Chapter 3.2.3: Application Architecture

1.CA.8. Gap analysis and report

Chapter 3.2.3: Application Architecture

Phase D: Technology Architecture

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

1.D.1. Create Technology Baseline Description

Chapter 3.2.4: Technology Architecture

1.D.2. Create Target Technology Architecture

Chapter 3.2.4: Technology Architecture

1.D.2.1. Create a baseline description in the TOGAF format

Chapter 3.2.4: Technology Architecture

1.D.2.2. Consider different architectural viewpoints

Chapter 3.2.4: Technology Architecture

1.D.2.3. Create an architectural model of building blocks

Chapter 3.2.4: Technology Architecture

1.D.2.4. Select the services portfolio required per building block

Chapter 3.2.4: Technology Architecture

1.D.2.5. Confirm that business goals and objectives are met

Chapter 3.2.4: Technology Architecture

1.D.2.6. Determine criteria for specification selection

Chapter 3.2.4: Technology Architecture

1.D.2.7. Complete the architecture definition

Chapter 3.2.4: Technology Architecture

1.D.2.8. Conduct gap analysis

Chapter 3.2.4: Technology Architecture

Phase E: Opportunities and Solutions

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

1.E.1 Identify key business drivers constraining sequence of implementation

Chapter 3.3.1: Opportunities and Solutions

1.E.2 Review gap analysis

Chapter 3.3.2: Ideal and Pragmatic Opportunities

1.E.3 Brainstorm technical requirements from functional perspective

Chapter 3.3.1: Opportunities and Solutions

1.E.4 Brainstorm co-existence and interoperability requirements

Chapter 3.3.1: Opportunities and Solutions

1.E.5 Architecture assessment and gap analysis.

Chapter 3.3.1: Opportunities and Solutions

1.E.6 Identify major work packages or projects, classify as new development, purchase opportunity, or reuse of existing system.

Chapter 3.3.3: Architecture Blue Print

Phase F: Migration Planning

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

1.F.1 Prioritize projects

Chapter 3.3.3: Migration Plan

1.F.2 Estimate resource requirements and availability

Chapter 3.3.3.1: Transition Plan, Chapter 3.3.3.2: Migration Strategy, Chapter 3.3.3.3: Resource Plan

1.F.3 Perform cost / benefit assessment of the various migration projects

Chapter 3.3.3: Architecture Blue Print

1.F.4 Perform risk assessment

Chapter 3.3.3: Architecture Blue Print

1.F.5 Generate implementation roadmap (time-lined)

Chapter 3.3.3: Architecture Blue Print

1.F.6 Document Migration Plan

Chapter 3.3.3: Architecture Blue Print

Phase G: Implementation Governance

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

1.G.1 Formulate project recommendations

Chapter 3.3.3: Architecture Blue Print

1.G.2 Document Architecture Contract

Chapter 3.4.1: Governance

1.G.3 On-going implementation governance and architecture compliance review.

Chapter 4.5: Architecture Governance Model

Phase H: Architecture Change Management

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

1.H.1 Ongoing monitoring of technology changes

Chapter 3.5.2: Architecture Change Management

1.H.2 Ongoing monitoring of business changes

Chapter 3.5.1: Value Realization Model and Business Performance Monitor

1.H.3 Assessment of changes and development of position to act

Chapter 3.5.2: Architecture Change Management

1.H.4 Meeting of Architecture Board (or other governing council) to decide on handling changes (technology and business)

Chapter 4.5: Architecture Governance Model

Requirements Management

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

1.R.1 Key steps in the Requirements Management process

Chapter 3.6: Requirements Management

 

2.   TOGAF 8 Architecture Development Method (ADM) - Information Sets

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

2.1 Framework Definition

Chapter 4.1: Enterprise Architecture Frameworks

2.2 Architecture Principles

Chapter 2.3: Enterprise Architecture  Preliminary Phase

2.3 Business Principles, Goals, and Drivers

Chapter 3.1: Enterprise Architecture  Vision

2.4 IT Governance Strategy

Chapter 4.5: Enterprise Architecture  Governance Model

2.5 Request for Architecture Work

Chapter 2.3: Scope of Enterprise Architecture  Engagement 

2.6 Statement of Architecture Work

Chapter 3.1: Enterprise Architecture  Vision

2.7 Architecture Vision

Chapter 3.1: Enterprise Architecture  Vision

2.8 Business Architecture

Chapter 3.2.1: Business Architecture

2.9 Business Architecture Report

Chapter 3.2.1: Business Architecture

2.10 Business Requirements

Chapter 3.2.1.1: Process Analysis

2.11 Technical Requirements

Chapter 3.2.1.2: Information Need

2.12 Gap analysis

Chapter 4.6: Gap Analysis

2.13 Data Architecture

Chapter 3.2.2: Data Architecture

2.14 Data Architecture Report

Chapter 5.1: Data Architecture Template

2.15 Applications Architecture

Chapter 3.2.3: Application Architecture

2.16 Applications Architecture Report

Chapter 5.1: Application Architecture Template

2.17 Technical Architecture

Chapter 3.2.4: Technology Architecture

2.18 Technical Architecture Report

Chapter 5.1: Technology Architecture Template

2.19 Architecture Viewpoints

Chapter 4.7: Architecture Viewpoints

2.20 Architecture Views

Chapter 4.7: Architecture Viewpoints

2.21 Re-usable Architecture Building Blocks

Chapter 4.2: Architecture Building Blocks

2.22 Re-usable Solution Building Blocks

Chapter 4.2: Architecture Building Example

2.23 Impact Analysis - Project list

Chapter 3.3.2: Architecture Blue Print

2.24 Impact Analysis - Migration Plan

 Chapter 3.3.2: Architecture Blue Print

2.25 Impact Analysis - Implementation recommendations

Chapter 3.3.2: Architecture Blue Print

2.26 Architecture Contracts

Chapter 5.1.2: Architecture Deliverables

2.27 Product Information

Chapter 5.1.3: Business Support

2.28 Request for Architecture Change

Chapter 5.1.4: Request For Architecture Work: Need for Outcome

2.29 New Technology Report

Chapter 3.2.4: Technology Report

2.30 Requirements Impact Statement

Chapter 3.2.1.2: Organization Change Management

 

3. TOGAF Foundation Architecture

3.1  The Technical Reference Model (TRM)

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

3.1.1 The purpose, structure and use of the TRM

Chapter 4.4: Technology Reference Model

3.1.2 Taxonomy of Platform Services

Chapter 4.8: III-RM

3.1.3 Taxonomy of Application Platform Service Qualities

Chapter 4.8: III-RM

3.2 The Standards Information Base (SIB)

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

3.2.1 Access to the SIB

Chapter 4.9: SIB Repository

3.2.2 Searching the SIB

Chapter 4.9: SIB Repository

3.2.3 Using the information in the SIB

Chapter 4.9: SIB Repository

 

4. The Enterprise Continuum

4.1 The Architecture Continuum

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

4.1.1 The concept of the Architecture Continuum

Chapter 4.5: Architecture Governance Model

4.1.2 Moving around the Architecture Continuum

Chapter 4.5: Architecture Governance Model

4.1.3 The Continuum as a repository of reusable Architecture Building Blocks

Chapter 4.5: Architecture Governance Model

4.1.4 The relationship to the Solutions Continuum

Chapter 4.5: Architecture Governance Model

4.2 The Solutions Continuum

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

4.2.1 The concept of the Solutions Continuum

Chapter 4.5: Architecture Governance Model

4.2.2 Moving around the Solutions Continuum

Chapter 4.5: Architecture Governance Model

4.2.3 The Solutions Continuum as a repository of reusable Solution Building Blocks

Chapter 4.5: Architecture Governance Model

 

5. TOGAF and Other Architectures / Frameworks

5.1 The Positioning of TOGAF

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

5.1.1 Positioning information

Chapter 1.2: Role of The Enterprise Architecture

5.1.2 Explaining it to users

Chapter 1.2: Role of The Enterprise Architecture

5.2 Examples

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

Examples of other Architecture Frameworks referenced in TOGAF (for example, C4ISR, Enterprise Architecture Planning, Zachman Framework, etc.).

Chapter 4.1: Enterprise Architecture

 

6. Architecture Governance

6.1 Introduction to Governance

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

6.1.1 Nature of Governance

Chapter 4.5: Architecture Governance Model

6.1.2 Levels of Governance

Chapter 4.5: Architecture Governance Model

6.2 TOGAF Architecture Governance Framework

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

6.2.1 Conceptual Structure

Chapter 4.5: Architecture Governance Model

6.2.2 Organizational Structure

Chapter 4.5: Architecture Governance Model

6.3 Architecture Governance in Practice

Topic

Syllabus Reference(s)

6.3.1 Architecture Board

Chapter 4.5: Architecture Governance Model

6.3.2 Architecture Compliance

Chapter 4.5: Architecture Governance Model

6.3.3 Architecture Contracts

Chapter 4.5: Architecture Governance Model


2. Optional Requirements


2.1 Optional Training in TOGAF Tools

Does the Course cover the use of tools certified under the TOGAF 8 TOOL SUPPORT program?

Enter "Yes" or "No" as appropriate.

Response:

NO_________________________

If YES, identify the tool(s) covered:

Product Supplier

Product Identification

Version/Release Number

Syllabus Reference:(s)

Rationale:

A conforming Course may optionally cover the ways in which tools certified under the TOGAF 8 TOOL SUPPORT program may be used for the development of IT architectures using TOGAF. (Note that tool training per se will be provided by the tool supplier.)

Reference:

Product Standard: TOGAF 8 TRAINING


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