Conformance Statement

for Product Standard: TOGAF 8 TRAINING

Version 1.03

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Enter the name, and organization of the author of this Conformance Statement.

Name Organization
Klaus D. Niemann act! consulting GmbH

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
act! consulting GmbH  
Course Title and Version Number
Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) & TOGAF
Version 1.0

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" Module 3, 5
1.P.2  Defining the framework to be used Module 3, 5
1.P.3  Defining architecture principles Module 5
1.P.4  Establishing IT Architecture Governance Module 5

Phase A: Architecture Vision

Topic Syllabus Reference(s)
1.A.1. Project Establishment Module 6
1.A.2. Identifying Business Principles, Business Goals, and Business Drivers Module 6
1.A.3.  Reviewing Architecture Principles Module 6
1.A.4.  Defining Scope Module 6
1.A.5.  Defining Constraints Module 6
1.A.6.  Defining Stakeholders and concerns, Business Requirements, and Architecture Vision Module 6
1.A.7.  Documenting Statement of Architecture Work and Gaining Approval Module 6

Phase B: Business Architecture

Topic Syllabus Reference(s)
1.B.1. Developing a Business Baseline Description. Module 7
1.B.2. Reference Models, Viewpoints and Tools. Module 7
1.B.3. Create Business Architecture Model(s). Module 7
1.B.4. Select Business Architecture building blocks Module 7
1.B.5. Conduct checkpoint review of architecture model. Module 7
1.B.6. Review non-functional (qualitative) criteria. Module 7
1.B.7. Complete the business architecture. Module 7
1.B.8. Gap analysis and report Module 7

Phase C: Information System Architecture - Data

Topic Syllabus Reference(s)
1.CD.1. Developing a Data Baseline Description. Module 8
1.CD.2. Principles, Reference Models, Viewpoints and Tools. Module 8
1.CD.3. Create Data Architecture Model(s). Module 8
1.CD.4. Select Data Architecture building blocks Module 8
1.CD.5. Conduct checkpoint review of architecture model. Module 8
1.CD.6. Review non-functional (qualitative) criteria. Module 8
1.CD.7. Complete the Data Architecture. Module 8
1.CD.8. Gap analysis and report Module 8

Phase C: Information System Architecture - Applications

Topic Syllabus Reference(s)
1.CA.1. Developing an Applications Baseline Description. Module 8
1.CA.2. Principles, Reference Models, Viewpoints and Tools. Module 8
1.CA.3. Create Applications Architecture Model(s). Module 8
1.CA.4. Select Applications Architecture building blocks Module 8
1.CA.5. Conduct checkpoint review of architecture model. Module 8
1.CA.6. Review non-functional (qualitative) criteria. Module 8
1.CA.7. Complete the Applications Architecture. Module 8
1.CA.8. Gap analysis and report Module 8

Phase D: Technology Architecture

Topic Syllabus Reference(s)
1.D.1. Create Technology Baseline Description Module 9
1.D.2. Create Target Technology Architecture Module 9
1.D.2.1. Create a baseline description in the TOGAF format Module 9
1.D.2.2. Consider different architectural viewpoints Module 9
1.D.2.3. Create an architectural model of building blocks Module 9
1.D.2.4. Select the services portfolio required per building block Module 9
1.D.2.5. Confirm that business goals and objectives are met Module 9
1.D.2.6. Determine criteria for specification selection Module 9
1.D.2.7. Complete the architecture definition Module 9
1.D.2.8. Conduct gap analysis Module 9

Phase E: Opportunities and Solutions

Topic Syllabus Reference(s)
1.E.1 Identify key business drivers constraining sequence of implementation Module 10
1.E.2 Review gap analysis Module 10
1.E.3 Brainstorm technical requirements from functional perspective Module 10
1.E.4 Brainstorm co-existence and interoperability requirements Module 10
1.E.5 Architecture assessment and gap analysis. Module 10
1.E.6 Identify major work packages or projects, classify as new development, purchase opportunity, or reuse of existing system. Module 10

Phase F: Migration Planning

Topic Syllabus Reference(s)
1.F.1 Prioritize projects Module 11
1.F.2 Estimate resource requirements and availability Module 11
1.F.3 Perform cost / benefit assessment of the various migration projects Module 11
1.F.4 Perform risk assessment Module 11
1.F.5 Generate implementation roadmap (time-lined) Module 11
1.F.6 Document Migration Plan Module 11

Phase G: Implementation Governance


Syllabus Reference(s)
1.G.1 Formulate project recommendations Module 12
1.G.2 Document Architecture Contract Module 12
1.G.3 On-going implementation governance and architecture compliance review. Module 12

Phase H: Architecture Change Management

Topic Syllabus Reference(s)
1.H.1 Ongoing monitoring of technology changes Module 13
1.H.2 Ongoing monitoring of business changes Module 13
1.H.3 Assessment of changes and development of position to act Module 13
1.H.4 Meeting of Architecture Board (or other governing council) to decide on handling changes (technology and business) Module 13

Requirements Management

Topic Syllabus Reference(s)
1.R.1 Key steps in the Requirements Management process Module 14


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

Topic Syllabus Reference(s)
2.1 Framework Definition Module 1
2.2 Architecture Principles Module 5
2.3 Business Principles, Goals, and Drivers Module 5, 6, 7
2.4 IT Governance Strategy Module 5
2.5 Request for Architecture Work Module 5
2.6 Statement of Architecture Work Module 6
2.7 Architecture Vision Module 6
2.8 Business Architecture Module 7
2.9 Business Architecture Report Module 7
2.10 Business Requirements Module 6, 7
2.11 Technical Requirements Module 7
2.12 Gap analysis Module 7, 8, 9, 10
2.13 Data Architecture Module 8
2.14 Data Architecture Report Module 8
2.15 Applications Architecture Module 8
2.16 Applications Architecture Report Module 8
2.17 Technical Architecture Module 9
2.18 Technical Architecture Report Module 9

2.19 Architecture Viewpoints

Module 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
2.20 Architecture Views Module 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
2.21 Re-usable Architecture Building Blocks Module 2, 4, 6
2.22 Re-usable Solution Building Blocks Module 2, 4, 6
2.23 Impact Analysis - Project list Module 10
2.24 Impact Analysis - Migration Plan Module 11
2.25 Impact Analysis - Implementation recommendations Module 12
2.26 Architecture Contracts Module 12
2.27 Product Information Module 10
2.28 Request for Architecture Change Module 13
2.29 New Technology Report Module 13
2.30 Requirements Impact Statement Module 14


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 Module 2, 4, 9
3.1.2 Taxonomy of Platform Services Module 9
3.1.3 Taxonomy of Application Platform Service Qualities Module 9

3.2 The Standards Information Base (SIB)

Topic Syllabus Reference(s)
3.2.1 Access to the SIB Module 4
3.2.2 Searching the SIB Module 4
3.2.3 Using the information in the SIB Module 4


4. The Enterprise Continuum

4.1 The Architecture Continuum

Topic Syllabus Reference(s)
4.1.1 The concept of the Architecture Continuum Module 2, 4
4.1.2 Moving around the Architecture Continuum Module 4
4.1.3 The Continuum as a repository of reusable Architecture Building Blocks Module 4
4.1.4 The relationship to the Solutions Continuum Module 4

4.2 The Solutions Continuum

Topic Syllabus Reference(s)
4.2.1 The concept of the Solutions Continuum Module 2, 4
4.2.2 Moving around the Solutions Continuum Module 4
4.2.3 The Solutions Continuum as a repository of reusable Solution Building Blocks Module 4


5. TOGAF and Other Architectures / Frameworks

5.1 The Positioning of TOGAF

Topic Syllabus Reference(s)
5.1.1 Positioning information Module 1
5.1.2 Explaining it to users Module 1

5.2 Examples

Topic Syllabus Reference(s)
Examples of other Architecture Frameworks referenced in TOGAF (for example, C4ISR, Enterprise Architecture Planning, Zachman Framework, etc.). Module 1


6. Architecture Governance

6.1 Introduction to Governance

Topic Syllabus Reference(s)
6.1.1 Nature of Governance Module 5
6.1.2 Levels of Governance Module 5

6.2 TOGAF Architecture Governance Framework

Topic Syllabus Reference(s)
6.2.1 Conceptual Structure Module 5
6.2.2 Organizational Structure Module 5

6.3 Architecture Governance in Practice

Topic Syllabus Reference(s)
6.3.1 Architecture Board Module 5
6.3.2 Architecture Compliance Module 12
6.3.3 Architecture Contracts Module 12

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.



If YES, identify the tool(s) covered:

Product Supplier Product Identification Version/Release Number Syllabus Reference:(s)


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.)


Product Standard: TOGAF 8 TRAINING

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