A new version of TOGAF®, the Open Group standard for enterprise architecture, has recently been released. The TOGAF standard, version 9.2 brings a number of changes and improvements. An important change is the restructuring of TOGAF into a core and a number of additional guides, which together form the TOGAF Body of Knowledge. A general…

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Curious to learn about training opportunities around IT architecture? You’re not alone. Many of our partners are interested in this topic. Fortunately, there’s Greg Trasuk, Stream Lead at Web Age Solutions, who’s one of our content partners for enterprise architecture courseware. Greg was kind enough to answer some of my burning questions: Let’s start off with…

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As an enterprise-architecture professional you are able to create models that perfectly describe any reality. However, if you want people to actually understand you, a simple model that might not be 100% correct is probably a better idea. Here’s why. Enterprise Architecture and Communication An important aspect of enterprise architecture is communication. Ensuring that people…

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Do you provide training or consulting around TOGAF, Agile, or Scrum? Then you’ve probably gotten questions like is enterprise architecture still relevant when we do Agile? and what is the role of an enterprise architect in an Agile organization?. Let me show you how you can blend various frameworks to increase your business and offer…

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Somebody recently commented that architects are the “brakes” of an enterprise. They often seem to come up with reasons why something shouldn’t be done. But, just think about the function of a car’s brakes. They enable the car to travel faster and safer… This article compares the scope and perspective of the TOGAF® 9 and…

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Organizations need a concerted approach to change. This is where enterprise architecture and TOGAF comes in. Enterprise architecture is at the heart of change, providing a set of tools and techniques that make the strategy concrete, showing employees what is really expected from them and architecting the Family guiding the necessary changes. The alignment of…

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As more and more companies begin adopting cloud solutions, finding the next step in growing their cloud knowledge becomes more and more important. Especially, role-based training that addresses different cloud job roles. Enterprise architecture is one such area that requires “tailored” training in order to achieve successful development and execution of business strategies. Solution Architects,…

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Optimizing cloud services in enterprise architecture can be a challenge for companies. TOGAF is a vendor neutral, best practice enterprise architecture framework. It has been developed over many years to encompass the architecture best practice principles for the design and development of enterprise solutions for IT. The framework covers many of the components, architecture layers…

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