Open Group Standard
TOGAF Version 9.1
Document Number: G116
ISBN: 9789087536794

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TOGAF Version 9.1, Enterprise Edition, is an open, industry consensus framework for enterprise architecture.

This Document

There are seven parts to the TOGAF document:

(Introduction) This part provides a high-level introduction to the key concepts of enterprise architecture and in particular the TOGAF approach. It contains the definitions of terms used throughout TOGAF and release notes detailing the changes between this version and the previous version of TOGAF.
(Architecture Development Method) This is the core of TOGAF. It describes the TOGAF Architecture Development Method (ADM) - a step-by-step approach to developing an enterprise architecture.
(ADM Guidelines & Techniques) This part contains a collection of guidelines and techniques available for use in applying TOGAF and the TOGAF ADM.
(Architecture Content Framework) This part describes the TOGAF content framework, including a structured metamodel for architectural artifacts, the use of re-usable architecture building blocks, and an overview of typical architecture deliverables.
(Enterprise Continuum & Tools) This part discusses appropriate taxonomies and tools to categorize and store the outputs of architecture activity within an enterprise.
(TOGAF Reference Models) This part provides a selection of architectural reference models, which includes the TOGAF Foundation Architecture, and the Integrated Information Infrastructure Reference Model (III-RM).
(Architecture Capability Framework) This part discusses the organization, processes, skills, roles, and responsibilities required to establish and operate an architecture function within an enterprise.
Intended Audience

TOGAF is intended for enterprise architects, business architects, IT architects, data architects, systems architects, solutions architects, and anyone responsible for the architecture function within an organization.


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About The Open Group


This document was prepared by The Open Group Architecture Forum and incorporates TOGAF 9 and TOGAF 9 Technical Corrigendum No. 1. When The Open Group approved TOGAF 9 Technical Corrigendum No. 1 on July 21st, 2011, the membership of the Architecture Forum was as follows:

Dave Hornford, Conexiam, Chair
Tara Paider, Nationwide, Vice-Chair
Chris Forde, The Open Group, Forum Director
Andrew Josey, The Open Group, Director of Standards
Garry Doherty, The Open Group, TOGAF Product Manager
Cathy Fox, The Open Group, Technical Editor

Architecture Forum Technical Reviewers

Technical reviewers are those individuals who have submitted comments during the company review, or participated in a face-to-face issue resolution meeting during the development of TOGAF 9 Technical Corrigendum No. 1.

Architecture Forum Members

The following organizations were members of the Architecture Forum at the time of approval.
1Plug, USA
act! consulting GmbH, Germany
alfabet AG, Germany
Aalto University, School of Science & Technology, Finland
Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions & Benefits Fund, UAE
Acando AS, Norway
Accelare, USA
Accenture, USA
Ahead Technology Inc., Canada
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, Germany
Altertech, Saudi Arabia
American Express, USA
Anywhere, Czech Republic
Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Apollo Group, USA
Applied Technology Solutions Inc., USA
ArchiXL, Netherlands
Architecting the Enterprise, UK
Armscor, South Africa
Armstrong Process Group Inc., USA
Aspire Technology, China
AstraZeneca, UK
Athr IT Consulting, Saudi Arabia
Austin Energy, USA, USA
Avolution, Australia
BIZZdesign Holding, Netherlands
BP Oil International Ltd., UK
BSI SA, Switzerland
Bank of America, USA
Bank of Montreal, Canada
Biner Consulting, Sweden
Bizcon, Denmark
Boston University, USA
British Telecom Plc, UK
Build The Vision Inc., Canada
Business Connexion, South Africa
CA Inc., Canada
CC and C Solutions, Australia
CEISAR, France
CGI Group Inc., Canada
CPP Investment Board, Canada
CS Interactive Training, South Africa
Capgemini, Netherlands
Capita IT Services, UK
Casewise Systems Ltd., USA
CeRTAE ULaval, Canada
Celestial Consulting Ltd., UK
Centre for Open Systems, Australia
Chem China, China
Chengdu GKHB Computer Systems, China
Cisco Systems Inc., USA
Cognizant CTS, India
Colorado Technical University, USA
Conexiam, Canada
DNV CIBIT, Netherlands
DWP Programme & Systems Delivery Group, UK
Deccan Global Solutions LLC, USA
Deloitte Consulting LLP, USA
Department of Information Management, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Detecon International GmbH, Germany
Detica, UK
Devoteam Consulting, Denmark
EA Global Ltd., UK
EA Principals Inc., USA
EADynamicsUK Ltd., UK
EASD-CIOB (Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat), Canada
ETNIC, Belgium
Edutech Enterprises, Singapore
Eli Lilly & Company Ltd., USA
Elparazim, USA
Energistics, USA
Energy Consulting/Corporate IT Solutions, Russian Federation
Enterprise Architects Pty Ltd., Australia
Enterprise Architects, UK
Enterprise Architecture Consulting, UK
Enterprise Architecture Solutions Ltd., UK
Eskom, South Africa
Estrat TI SA DE CV, Mexico
FEAC Institute, USA
Faculty Training Institute, South Africa
Firstrand Bank Ltd., South Africa
Forefront Consulting Group AB, Sweden
France Telecom, France
Fraunhofer SIT, Germany
Fujitsu Services, UK
Getronics, Netherlands
Gijima, South Africa
Global Info Tech Co. Ltd., China
Gnosis IT Knowledge Solutions, Brazil
Grant MacEwan College, Canada
Hebei Wangxun Digital Technology Ltd., China
Hewlett-Packard, USA
Hotel Technology Next Generation, USA
iCMG Private Ltd., India
Infosys Ltd., India
Infovide SA, Poland
ING Group, Netherlands
IRM AB, Sweden
ISES, Netherlands
ISNordic A/S, Denmark
Itera-IT Institute Iberoamerica, Mexico
ITM Beratungsgesellschaft mbH, Germany
ITpreneurs, Netherlands
Jodayn Consulting, Saudi Arabia
JourneyOne, Australia
Kamehameha Schools, USA
Kirk Hansen Consulting, Canada
Knotion Consulting, South Africa
KU-INOVA, Thailand
Kyoto University, Japan
Lawrence Technological University, USA
LoQutus, Belgium
Mainline Information Systems Inc, USA
Maptech, UAE
Marathon Oil Corporation, USA
Marriott International, USA
Mega International, France
Meraka Institutue, South Africa
Metaplexity Associates, USA
MetLife, USA
MIC Business Solutions Inc, USA
Microsoft Corporation, USA
Mizuho Information & Research Institute Inc, Japan
Molimax Consulting Ltd., UK
NAF, Netherlands Architecture Forum, Netherlands
National IT and Telecom Agency, IT-Architecture Division, Denmark
National Policing Improvement Agency, UK
National University of Singapore, Institute of Systems Science, Singapore
Nationwide, USA
Nedbank, South Africa
NEHTA, Australia
NEOXIA, Morocco
NGN Technologies, India
NII Holdings Inc., USA
Nedbank, South Africa
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation, Japan
Nomura Research Institute Ltd., Japan
Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway
OFFIS, Germany
Online Business Systems, Canada
Open GIS Consortium Inc., USA
Open Text Inc., Canada
Oracle Corporation, USA
Orbus Software, UK
Ovations, South Africa
Oxford Brookes University, UK
Penn State (College of IST), USA
plenum Management Consulting, Germany
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, South Africa
Procter & Gamble Company, USA
Promis, Switzerland
Proya Profesyonel Yazilim Cozumleri ve Danismanlik Ltd., Turkey
QA Ltd., UK
QR Systems Inc., Canada
Qernel nv, Belgium
QualiWare ApS, Denmark
Raytheon, USA
ReGIS Inc., Japan
Real IRM Solutions (Pty) Ltd., South Africa
Redd Consulting, UK
Reply Ltd., UK
Resultex Ltd., New Zealand
Rio Tinto, UK
Rococo Co Ltd., Japan
Roehampton University, UK
Rolls-Royce plc, USA
Royal Philips Electronics, Netherlands
SAP, Germany
SARS, South Africa
SIF Association, USA
SIM University, Singapore
SIOS Technology Inc., Japan
SKLSE (Wuhan University), China
SMME, Belgium
SNA Technologies Inc., USA
SYRACOM Consulting AG, Germany
Senacor Technologies AG, Germany
Shenzhen Kingdee Middleware, China
Shift Technologies LLC, UAE
Sidra Medical & Research Center, Qatar
Sinapse, Canada
Sirius Computer Solutions, USA
Skills Funding, UK
Smart421 Ltd., UK
Software AG, Germany
Sogeti SAS, Netherlands
Soluta.Net srl, Italy
Solvera Solutions, Canada
South African Reserve Bank, South Africa
Sparx Systems, Australia
State Information Technology Agency (Pty) Ltd., South Africa
Steria Ltd., UK
Swiss Federal Administration, Switzerland
Systems Flow Inc., USA
T-Systems, South Africa
TRM Technologies Inc., Canada
Tata Consultancy Services, India
Teamcall Ltd., Belgium
Technology & HR Consultancy Ltd., UK
TeleManagement Forum, UK
Telkom SA Ltd., South Africa
The Boeing Company, USA
The Capital Group Companies Inc., USA
The MITRE Corporation, USA
The Marlo Group, Australia
The Salamander Organization Ltd., UK
The Unit bv, Netherlands
Tieto EA Consulting, Finland
Tieturi OY, Finland
triVector (Pty) Ltd., South Africa
Troux Technologies, USA
Turkcell, Turkey
US DoD-CIO (Office of the CIO), USA
Unilever Group plc, UK
University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
University of Denver, USA
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
University of Nordland Norway
University of Pretoria, South Africa
University of South Africa, South Africa
University of Washington, USA
Vale Brazil, Brazil
Van Haren Publishing, Netherlands
Web Age Solutions Inc., Canada
Wells Fargo Bank, USA
Wipro Technologies, India
World Vision International, USA
Xantus Consulting, UK


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Referenced Documents

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