2-Day Seminar

Applied TOGAF:
Beyond Certification to Practical Application

Mike Rosen

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Organisations today have discovered the value and benefits of Enterprise Architecture and are now looking for ways to implement it in their organisation. TOGAF is the only real option for an industry standard approach, and has seen a significant interest in adoption and certification. But all too often, after achieving a certification, the architect and the organisation are left wondering: ‘What next?’

One of the most challenging and important parts of TOGAF is tailoring it to your organisation. Unfortunately, most TOGAF training is focused on preparing participants for the certification examination. In order to provide a certified TOGAF course, the material is highly regulated by The Open Group, ensuring a consistent level of knowledge and a command of the TOGAF vocabulary, but leaving little time for topics such as implementation examples to be covered in the class.

This course is focused on the practical aspects of how to apply TOGAF within your organisation. It stresses two areas: Tailoring TOGAF, and creating an Architectural Vision.  Anyone who is involved in implementing TOGAF will find the course invaluable. TOGAF certification is not required for the course, although participants who are certified will find that the course reinforces and builds on their knowledge. Note that this is not a certified TOGAF course and it is not intended for certification exam preparation. Rather, it illustrates the practical implementation of TOGAF through an extensive example.

The course is structured as a mix of presentation, interactive discussion and group based exercises, so delegates get the chance to apply the concepts learned to example scenarios during the facilitated exercises.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand principles and best practices for applying TOGAF
  • Get practical experience tailoring TOGAF and the ADM
  • Work through an example development of an Architecture Vision and Target Architecture
  • Understand an Agile approach to TOGAF and Governance
  • Learn to avoid common mistakes and distraction

Seminar and Workshop Outline

Tailoring TOGAF and the Preliminary Phase

  • TOGAF Review
    • TOGAF Principles
    • ADM
    • Architecture Content Framework
    • Architecture Capability Framework
    • Strengths and weaknesses
    • Guidelines for applying
  • Implementing the Preliminary Phase
    • Taking an Agile approach
    • Implementation goals, principles, and key success factors
    • Tailoring the ADM
    • Making principles actionable
    • Considering organisational factors
    • Measurement and metrics
    • The Repository Trap
    • How much governance is too much?
Creating an Architectural Vision
  • Implementing the Architecture Vision Phase
    • Creating a ‘minimum’ architecture
    • Stakeholders Management Viewpoints
    • Conceptual Architecture
    • Communications
    • Emphasizing target versus baseline architectures
  • Target Architecture
    • Identifying appropriate artifacts
    • Target viewpoints
    • Incorporating principals
    • Business Architecture
    • IT Systems Architecture
    • Technology Architecture
    • Best practices
  • Iteration and subsequent cycles
  • Creating an Architecture Iteration Roadmap
  • Case Study
  • Conclusion


  • Enterprise Architects
  • IT Architects
  • Information Architects
  • Solution Architects
  • Domain Architects
  • IT Strategists
  • Business Analysts
  • IT Consultants

And everyone involved in the implementation of TOGAF

Speaker Biography

Mike Rosen

Mike Rosen is Chief Scientist at Wilton Consulting Group, which provides expert consulting in Enterprise Architecture, Business Architecture, Service-Oriented Architecture, and Model Driven Solutions. Mr. Rosen is also Director of Enterprise Architecture for the Cutter Consortium, Editorial Director for SOA Institute, and a founding member of the Business Architects Guild. His current emphasis is on the architecture and implementation of agile, flexible business solutions. He has years of experience in the architecture and design of applications for global corporations and 20+ years of product development experience for distributed technologies including DCE, CORBA, DCOM, J2EE, Web Services, Transaction Processing, and Messaging. Mr. Rosen is an internationally recognized speaker and author of several books including Applied SOA: Architecture and Design Strategies.

In-House Training
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  • Estimated number of delegates
  • Location (town, country)
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  • Preferred date

Please contact:
Jeanette Hall
E-mail: jeanette.hall@irmuk.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8866 8366
Fax: +44 (0) 2036 277202

Speaker: Mike Rosen
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