TOGAF Basic Concepts Cheat Sheet / FAQ

What is the TOGAF ADM cycle?•

TOGAF ADM Diagram

The ADM diagram above is carefully drawn to try and make it clear that the ADM supports an iterative approach at three levels:

  1. Cycling around the ADM i.e. A to H several times.
  2. Between phases: For example from Technology Architecture back to Business Architecture.
  3. Around a single phase: For example iterating around a single phase as a technique for elaborating the architectural content.

What are the typical sets of steps within a phase?•
What is the versioning convention used for deliverables? •
What is its relationship to other parts of the TOGAF standard? •
What is the purpose of the supporting guidelines and techniques? •
What is the difference between guidelines and techniques? •
What are the key points of the ADM cycle?
•Why would I need to adapt the ADM to my enterprise? •
Why does the ADM process need to be governed? •
What are the major information areas covered by a governance repository?•
What are the reasons for scoping the architecture activity for my organisation?•
What are the possible dimensions for limiting the scope? •
Why is there a need for an integration framework that sits above individual architectures?

 

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