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TOGAF 9 Foundation: Core Concepts

The purpose of this set of cards is to help learning how to explain the core concepts of TOGAF. It corresponds with Section 2 of the TOGAF 9 Foundation Syllabus.
Explain the ADM
The Architecture Development Method (ADM) forms the core of TOGAF and is a method for deriving organization-specific enterprise architecture.

The ADM includes establishing an architecture framework, developing architecture content, transitioning, and governing the realization of architectures. All of these activities are carried out within an iterative cycle of continuous architecture definition and realization that allows organizations to transform their enterprises in a controlled manner in response to business goals and opportunities
Explain the Architecture Content Framework
A structural model in which to place work products like deliverables, artifacts, and building blocks produced during the ADM process
Explain the Enterprise Continuum
Provides a view of the Architecture Repository that shows the evolution of these related architectures from generic to specific, from abstract to concrete, and from logical to physical.

Explains how generic solutions can be leveraged and specialized in order to support the requirements of an individual organization
Explain the Architecture Repository
Supports the Enterprise Continuum. It can be used to store different classes of architectural output at different levels of abstraction. Helps to facilitate understanding between stakeholders and practitioners.
Explain how to establish and maintain an Enterprise Architecture Capability
An enterprise architecture practice must be run like any other operational unit within a business. It should establish capabilities in the following areas: Financial Management, Performance Management, Service Management, Risk Management, Resource Management, Communications and Stakeholder Management, Quality Management, Supplier Management, Configuration Management, Environment Management
Explain how to establish and maintain an Enterprise Architecture Capability
TOGAF 9 provides an Architecture Capability Framework that is a set of reference materials and guidelines for establishing an architecture function or capability within an organization.

The framework includes: Establishing an Architecture Capability, Architecture Board, Architecture Compliance, Architecture Contracts, Architecture Governance, Architecture Maturity Models, Architecture Skills Framework
Explain how to use TOGAF with other frameworks
TOGAF is a generic framework and intended to be used in a wide variety of environments, it provides a flexible and extensible content framework that underpins a set of generic architecture deliverables.

TOGAF may be used either in its own right, with the generic deliverables that it describes; or else these deliverables may be replaced or extended by a more specific set, defined in any other framework that the architect considers relevant.
Preliminary Phase
Describes the preparation and initiation activities required to create an Architecture Capability, including the customization of TOGAF, and the definition of Architecture Principles
Phase A: Architecture Vision
Describes the initial phase of an Architecture Development Cycle. It includes information about defining the scope, identifying the stakeholders, creating the Architecture Vision, and obtaining approvals
Phase B: Business Architecture
Describes the development of a Business Architecture to support an agreed Architecture Vision
Phase C: Information Systems Architecture
Describes the development of Information Systems Architectures for an architecture project, including the development of Data and Application Architectures
Phase D: Technology Architecture
Describes the development of the Technology Architecture for an architecture project
Phase E: Opportunities and Solutions
Describes the process of identifying major implementation projects and grouping them into work packages that deliver the Target Architecture defined in the previous phases
Phase F: Migration Planning
describes the development of a detailed Implementation and Migration Plan that addresses how to move from the Baseline to the Target Architecture
Phase G: Implementation Governance
Provides an architectural oversight of the implementation
Phase H: Architecture Change Management
Establishes procedures for managing change to the new architecture
Requirements Management
Examines the process of managing architecture requirements throughout the ADM
Define deliverable
A work product that is contractually specified and in turn formally reviewed, agreed, and signed off by the stakeholders
Define artifact
An architectural work product that describes an aspect of the architecture.

Artifacts are generally classified as catalogs (lists of things), matrices (showing relationships between things), and diagrams (pictures of things)
Define building block
a (potentially re-usable) component of business, IT, or architectural capability that can be combined with other building blocks to deliver architectures and solutions
Define Architecture Metamodel
Describes the organizationally tailored applications of an architecture framework, including a metamodel for architecture content
Define Architecture Capability
Defines the parameters, structures, and processes that support governance of the Architecture Repository
Define Architecture Landscape
Shows an architectural view of the building blocks that are in use within the organization currently (e.g. list of live applications). The landscape is likely to exist at multiple levels of abstraction to suit different architecture objectives.
Define Standards Information Base
Captures the standards with which new architectures must comply, which may include industry standards, selected products and services from suppliers, or shared services already deployed within the organization
Define Reference Library
Provides guidelines, templates, patterns, and other forms of reference material that can be leveraged in order to accelerate the creation of new architectures for the enterprise
Governance Log
Provides a record of governance activity across the enterprise