This tutorial, which was open to all participants at The Open Group Conference at
Taipei, was given by Jason Uppal (Chief Architect, QRS, Canada and Master Certified Open Group Architect) and Philip Wang Fuguo (Enterprise Architect, QRS), and was
delivered in both English and Chinese language.
The tutorial at Taipei expanded the
previous pre-conference tutorial format by following the usual
"Introduction to TOGAF" tutorial with an Advanced Concepts
tutorial that included a case study.
The Open Group has been active within the architecture domain for the
last 15 years, developing and making freely available The Open Group Architecture Framework
(TOGAF). With the increasing realization within
the industry of the importance of enterprise architecture, TOGAF today is accepted and used around the world
the industry standard framework and method for enterprise architecture.
TOGAF is an open,
industry standard framework and methodology for the design, evaluation,
and implementation of enterprise architectures. It can be used at all
levels of the enterprise from strategic to operational. TOGAF is modular, allowing it to be used in part or complete in
conjunction with other enterprise architecture methodologies (e.g., DODAF,
FEA, Zachman) and with all types of business operating models.
This tutorial provided an
executive overview of TOGAF 9, the latest release of TOGAF, describing its key features and the
benefits of using it within an organization.
The tutorial also gave an overview of the TOGAF 9
Certification program, which comprises two levels: Level 1 TOGAF 9
Foundation, and Level 2 TOGAF 9 Certified. Level 2 is a superset of the
requirements for Level 1. Architects who are already certified as TOGAF
8 can become certified as TOGAF 9 through a bridging option.
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 Open Group members who are practicing architects working for a wide range of enterprises throughout the world.
Advanced Applications of TOGAF 9
Building on the preceding Introduction, the
tutorial then focused on advanced applications of TOGAF. It gave a number of
examples, including Enterprise Planning and Governance, Architecture of
the Enterprise, Innovation Management, Business Strategy, and Business
Transformation capabilities. It then looked in detail at Business
Transformation as an Enterprise Capability.