The Open Group Standard
The TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2
Document Number: C182
ISBN: 1-947754-11-9

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The TOGAF® standard is an open, industry consensus framework for Enterprise Architecture.

It is a foundational framework, which means that it is applicable to the development of any kind of architecture in any context. This foundational framework is supplemented by The Open Group TOGAF Library,1 an extensive and growing portfolio of guidance material, providing practical guidance in the application of the TOGAF framework in specific contexts.

The TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2 is an update to the TOGAF 9.1 standard to provide additional guidance, correct errors, address some structural challenges, and remove obsolete content. All of these changes will make the TOGAF framework easier to use and maintain.2

The TOGAF Documentation

The TOGAF documentation consists of a set of documents:

This Document

There are six parts to this 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 the TOGAF documentation.
(Architecture Development Method) This part is the core of the TOGAF framework. 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 the TOGAF approach 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 (ABBs), 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.
(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

The TOGAF standard is intended for Enterprise Architects, Business Architects, IT Architects, Data Architects, Systems Architects, Solution Architects, and anyone responsible for the architecture function within an organization.


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This document was prepared by The Open Group Architecture Forum. When The Open Group approved the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2 on March 5, 2018, the Architecture Forum officers were as follows:
Mike Lambert, Fellow of The Open Group, Chair
Robert Weisman, Build The Vision, Vice-Chair
Sonia Gonzalez, The Open Group, Architecture and ArchiMate Forum Director

Architecture Forum Technical Reviewers

Technical reviewers are those individuals who have submitted comments during the company review, or participated in an issue resolution meeting during the development of the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2:

Architecture Forum Members

An up-to-date list of Forum members can be found at:


The Open Group gratefully acknowledges The Open Group Architecture Forum for developing the TOGAF standard.

The Open Group gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the US Air Force for its Headquarters Air Force Principles.

The Open Group gratefully acknowledges those past and present members of the Architecture Forum who have served as its officers (Chairs and Vice-Chairs) since its inception. In alphabetical order:

Referenced Documents

The following documents are referenced in the TOGAF standard:

The following websites provide useful reference material:


The TOGAF Library ( provides a publicly available structured list of Guides and White Papers which provide guidance in the practical application of the TOGAF approach.
A full comparison of this version with the TOGAF Version 9.1 standard may be found in The Open Group White Paper: An Introduction to the TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2 (

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