TOGAF

The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is a framework for Enterprise Architecture (EA) that provides an approach for designing, planning, implementing, and governing an enterprise information technology architecture

Components of TOGAF:

  • An Architectural Development Method (ADM)
  • ADM Guidelines and Techniques
  • Architecture Content Framework
  • Reference Models
  • Enterprise Continuum
  • Architecture Capability Framework

TOGAF Pillars:

There are four architectural domains in TOGAF that offer specializations for businesses.

Business Architectureincludes information on business strategy, governance, organization and how to adapt any existing processes within the organization.
Applications Architecturea blueprint for structuring and deploying application systems and in accordance with business goals, other organizational frameworks and all core business processes.
Data Architecturedefining the organization’s data storage, management and maintenance, including logical and physical data models.
Technical Architecturealso called technology architecture; it describes all necessary hardware, software and IT infrastructure involved in developing and deploying business applications.

TOGAF Standard v9.2

TOGAF is a framework - a detailed method and a set of supporting tools - for developing an enterprise architecture. It may be used freely by any organization wishing to develop an enterprise architecture for use within that organization.

Snippet from Wikipedia: The Open Group Architecture Framework

The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is a framework for enterprise architecture that provides an approach for designing, planning, implementing, and governing an enterprise information technology architecture. TOGAF is a high-level approach to design. It is typically modeled at four levels: Business, Application, Data, and Technology. It relies heavily on modularization, standardization, and already existing, proven technologies and products.

TOGAF was developed starting 1995 by The Open Group, based on United States Department of Defense's TAFIM and Capgemini's Integrated Architecture Framework (IAF). As of 2016, The Open Group claims that TOGAF is employed by 80% of Global 50 companies and 60% of Fortune 500 companies.