Objective of Meeting
The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is a comprehensive,
industry standard framework and methodology for the design, evaluation,
and implementation of enterprise architectures.
This tutorial, which was open to all participants at the IT
Architecture Practitioners Conference, was given by Vish Viswanathan of
CC&C Solutions, Australia. It gave a
general introduction to The Open Group, described what the
Architecture Forum has achieved so far with the development of TOGAF, and showed how the
Forum is responding to the new challenges with the development of TOGAF "Enterprise
The Open Group is uniquely positioned within the IT industry to bring together the buy
side and the supply side to agree on the real requirements that the industry needs to
address, and effective methods of addressing them. Within the architecture domain, The
Open Group has been active for over a decade, developing and making freely available an
architecture framework and methodology - TOGAF. Developed by The Open
Forum, TOGAF is today accepted and used around the world as an industry
standard framework and
method for enterprise architecture.
TOGAF has been and continues to be evolved within The Open Group Architecture Forum. Its development has been guided by and based on the
knowledge and experience of members of The Open Group who are practicing
architects working for a wide range of enterprises throughout the world.
This special pre-conference Tutorial described the
background to the evolution of TOGAF as a framework for developing architectures
to meet the business needs of an
organization, and its progression to TOGAF 8
"Enterprise Edition", with the increasing realization within the
industry of the importance of enterprise architecture in the development
of information systems. It described what the Architecture Forum has achieved so far
in the development of TOGAF, and gave an overview of how the Forum is
responding to new challenges with the development of TOGAF Version 9.
Participants received an excellent overview of the TOGAF framework and
The tutorial was very well received, and will be repeated at future IT Architecture