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TOGAF Documentation
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To define the elements that constitute the core of TOGAF Version 8, for reference in certification materials.


The core of TOGAF Version 8 consists of the following elements, each of which is uniquely numbered for reference in certification materials.

1. The sequence of activities represented by the Architecture Development Method (ADM)

2. The deliverables or "information sets" used or generated during the ADM cycle

3. The Foundation Architecture

4. The Enterprise Continuum

5. The relationship of TOGAF to other architectures and architecture frameworks

1. TOGAF Architecture Development Method (ADM) - Process

The Architecture Development Method Core Process comprises the following Phases of the ADM, including their constituent Steps and Activities.

Preliminary Phase:  Framework and Principles
Phase A:  Architecture Vision
Phase B:  Business Architecture
Phase C:  Information Systems Architecture
Phase D:  Technical Architecture
Phase E:  Opportunities and Solutions
Phase F:  Migration Planning
Phase G:  Implementation Governance
Phase H:  Architecture Change Management

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

2.1   Framework Definition
2.2   Architecture Principles
2.3   Business Principles, Goals, and Drivers
2.4   IT Governance Strategy
2.5   Request for Architecture Work
2.6   Statement of Architecture Work
2.7   Architecture Vision
2.8   Business Architecture
2.9   Business Architecture Report
2.10 Business Requirements
2.11 Technical Requirements
2.12 Gap Analysis
2.13 Data Architecture
2.14 Data Architecture Report
2.15 Applications Architecture
2.16 Applications Architecture Report
2.17 Technical Architecture
2.18 Technical Architecture Report
2.19 Architecture Viewpoints
2.20 Architecture Views
2.21 Re-usable Architecture Building Blocks
2.22 Re-usable Solution Building Blocks
2.23 Impact Analysis - Project List
2.24 Impact Analysis - Migration Plan
2.25 Impact Analysis - Implementation Recommendations
2.26 Architecture Contracts
2.27 Product Information
2.28 Request for Architecture Change
2.29 New Technology Report
2.30 Requirements Impact Statement

3. TOGAF Foundation Architecture

3.1 The Technical Reference Model (TRM)

3.1.1 The Purpose, Structure, and Use of the TRM

3.1.2 Taxonomy of Platform Services Network Services Operating Systems Services Software Engineering Services Security Services System and Network Management Services Transaction Processing Services Location & Directory Services User Interface Services International Operation Services Data Interchange Services Data Management Services Graphics and Imaging Services Object-Oriented Provision of Services

3.1.3 Taxonomy of Application Platform Service Qualities Availability Manageability Serviceability Performance Reliability Adaptability Scalability Programmability Extensibility Object and Component Handling Interoperability Locatability Usability International Operation Assurance Security Recoverability Integrity Credibility

3.2 The Standards Information Base (SIB)

3.2.1 Access to the SIB
3.2.2 Searching the SIB
3.2.3 Using the Information in the SIB

4. The Enterprise Continuum

4.1 The Architecture Continuum

4.1.1 The Concept of the Architecture Continuum
4.1.2 Moving around the Architecture Continuum
4.1.3 The Continuum as a Repository of Re-usable Architecture Building Blocks
4.1.4 The Relationship to the Solutions Continuum

4.2 The Solutions Continuum

4.2.1 The Concept of the Solutions Continuum
4.2.2 Moving around the Solutions Continuum
4.2.3 The Solutions Continuum as a Repository of Re-usable Solution Building Blocks

5. The Relationship of TOGAF to Other Architectures and Architecture Frameworks

5.1 Positioning of TOGAF

5.1.1 Positioning Information
5.1.2 Explaining it to Users

5.2 Examples

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

6. Architecture Governance

6.1 Introduction to Governance

6.1.1 Nature of Governance
6.1.2 Levels of Governance

6.2 TOGAF Architecture Governance Framework

6.2.1 Conceptual Structure
6.2.2 Organizational Structure

6.3 Architecture Governance in Practice

6.3.1 Architecture Board
6.3.2 Architecture Compliance
6.3.3 Architecture Contracts

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