What are the TOGAF deliverables, artefacts, and building blocks?
The Architecture Content Framework uses the following three categories to describe the type of architectural work products:
- Deliverables: A work product that the project is contractually required to produce.
- Artefact: A work product this is just an aspect of the overall architecture. These are generally catalogues (lists of things), diagrams and matrices (showing the relationship between things). Examples include a requirements catalogue and Use Case diagrams.
- Building Blocks: These represent potentially re-usable components of business, IT or architectural capability. These can be combined with other building blocks to deliver architectural solutions.
There are two types of Building Blocks:
- ABB (Architecture Building Blocks) – these describe the required capability.
- SBB (Solution Building Blocks) – These represent components to be used to implement the required capability.
What is the TOGAF Enterprise Continuum?
Here is the definition from the TOGAF 9 Part V (Enterprise Continuum and Tools)
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.