Thursday, September 8, 2011

TOGAF (Architecting the Enterprise)

What an architect does at first?

An architect does the following before he start making his hands dirty.
1. Smartly  watches the behavior, relation ship and business flows in side, out side and  around the organization.
2. Looks at  application's and technology as well as data and communication flows to bind the relationship's.
2. He start creating relation ships and  segregate  business flows among different objects  in to association, composition, hierarchies, generalization and specification to simplify things.

To be realized, The simplification achieved after all this restructuring, needs a cost to be involved and a governance to be around to make it  sustainable.

When  similar steps  are needed to  organize the enterprise its called as  architecting the enterprise.

This is true that with the time each enterprise has to go through some adoption with such practices, framework and patterns to achieve the same often called as cycles of Architecture Development Methods.

Organisations may have to go through cycles and partitions to achieve its long term purpose.
Investment in such refinements helps in setting up the governance around to make the changes and ongoing refinements sustainable and viable leading to the term of architecture governance.

Running such cycles of refinement produces views, view points, artifacts, matrix, diagrams,use cases etc  which can be kept in architecture repository.

Binding all this process's need governance around and document and mandates to hold them which can be further placed in to architecture continuum.



Togaf can be consider'd as a tool for assisting in the acceptance and  use of some of the industry best practitioner guidance, to help bind the business around and also to simplify their operations as well as communication and much more; hence helping in the the resolution to the purpose which initiates the need of the term "Architecting The Enterprise" in an organisation.

to understand it better link here:-
http://www.opengroup.org/togaf/


some other frameworks
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zachman_Framework
http://www.opengroup.org/archimate/





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