TOGAF 10 Standard, New version released and available – Ashish Tandon

TOGAF 10 announced and released on April 25, 2022. TOGAF is an open standard for enterprise architecture, and TOGAF 10 is the latest version of the standard. The TOGAF standard is developed and maintained by members of The Open Group, working within the Architecture Forum, and is the world’s most widely-used Enterprise Architecture framework.

In this blog post we will be discussing what TOGAF 10 is and what it includes. It provides a comprehensive approach to enterprise architecture and has been adopted by many organizations worldwide.

Let’s take a closer look at what TOGAF 10 has to offer.

1. What is the TOGAF 10 standard and what’s new?

TOGAF is an open standard framework for enterprise architecture that provides a comprehensive approach to designing, planning, implementing, and governing an enterprise’s information technology infrastructure.

It has been widely adopted by over 300 organizations around the world and has become recognized as the industry-leading framework for Enterprise Architecture.

The modularity of TOGAF has been emphasised the most, and it is the most significant change. TOGAF 10 is also modularized, which allows it to be tailored to specific organizational needs.

The TOGAF Standard consists of 2 parts: the TOGAF Fundamental Content and the TOGAF Series Guides.

TOGAF 10 Standard
TOGAF 10 Standard and TOGAF Series Guides

The TOGAF Fundamental Content is what defines the fundamental principles and practises, while the TOGAF Series Guides offer guidance on how to configure the Fundamental Content. The change gives architects more, better, and current guidance on Enterprise Architecture.

2. How has TOGAF 10 evolved since its original release?

The first version of TOGAF was released in 1995, and over the years it has become the world’s most widely-used Architecture framework.

The TOGAF® Standard, 10th Edition builds on over twenty-five years of development and constant input from the forum’s global community of EA thought leaders. It expands the material available to architects so they can make adoption easier with more best practices at their fingertips than ever before!

TOGAF Timeline History
TOGAF Timeline History – TOGAF 10

The introduction of TOGAF version 10 on April 25, 2022 is a pivotal event for The Open Group and the Architecture community. This latest version of TOGAF includes a number of new features and enhancements, making it easier than ever to get started with enterprise architecture.

3. Why use TOGAF?

The TOGAF framework is widely used in the enterprise architecture community. Its popularity is due in part to its comprehensive approach, which covers all aspects of enterprise architecture from planning to implementation.

However, one of the most important aspects of the TOGAF framework is its Fundamental Content.

This content provides essential guidance and best practices that are stable and enduring. It is considered to be the universal foundation upon which all other TOGAF concepts are built.

As a result, the Fundamental Content plays a critical role in the overall success of the TOGAF framework.

4. The TOGAF Standard – Structure

TOGAF Standard includes TOGAF Fundamental Content and TOGAF Series Guides, which provide application guidance.

TOGAF Fundamental Content

TOGAF Fundamental Content provides a stable foundation and best practises. The TOGAF Fundamental Content contains universal framework concepts. The TOGAF standard is a well-known enterprise architecture approach that covers both business and IT aspects. Its structure and content are proven worldwide.

TOGAF provides a comprehensive enterprise architecture approach that can be used in many situations. The Open Group offers Togaf for free. Togaf has no vendor, product, or service ties. Togaf can be used with TOGAF and the Zachman Framework. TOGAF can be used in government, commercial, and non-profit organisations. TOGAF can be used in whole or in part. 

There are many new features in TOGAF version 10, but what really sets it apart is a reorganisation of the Enterprise Architecture content. For this, more content modularization is the key to making it easier to understand, consume, manage, and update.

The structure of the TOGAF Fundamental Content is as follows:

  • TOGAF Standard – Introduction and Core Concepts
  • TOGAF Standard – Architecture Development Method
  • TOGAF Standard – ADM Techniques
  • TOGAF Standard – Applying the ADM
  • TOGAF Standard – Architecture Content
  • TOGAF Standard – Enterprise Architecture Capability and Governance
TOGAF Series Guides
There are several TOGAF Series Guides available, including the ones listed below:
  • TOGAF Series Guide: A Practitioners’ Approach to Developing Enterprise Architecture Following the TOGAF ADM
  • TOGAF Series Guide: Using the TOGAF Standard in the Digital Enterprise
  • TOGAF Series Guide: Digital Technology Adoption: A Guide to Readiness Assessment and Roadmap Development
  • TOGAF Series Guide: The TOGAF Leader’s Guide to Establishing and Evolving an EA Capability
  • TOGAF Series Guide: Integrating Risk and Security within a TOGAF Enterprise Architecture
  • TOGAF Series Guide: Business Models
  • TOGAF Series Guide: Business Capabilities, Version 2
  • TOGAF Series Guide: Value Streams
  • TOGAF Series Guide: Information Mapping
  • TOGAF Series Guide: Organization Mapping
  • TOGAF Series Guide: Business Scenarios
  • TOGAF Series Guide: Information Architecture: Customer Master Data Management (C-MDM)
  • TOGAF Series Guide: Enabling Enterprise Agility
  • TOGAF Series Guide: Applying the TOGAF ADM using Agile Sprints
  • TOGAF Series Guide: TOGAF Digital Business Reference Model (DBRM)
  • TOGAF Series Guide: Government Reference Model
  • TOGAF Series Guide: Architecture Maturity Models
  • TOGAF Series Guide: Architecture Project Management
  • TOGAF Series Guide: Architecture Skills Framework
  • TOGAF Series Guide: Microservices Architecture (MSA)

The TOGAF Series Guides are expected to be the fastest growing component of the TOGAF document set. The Extended Guidance in the form of the TOGAF Series Guides is intended to expand upon the TOGAF Fundamental Content’s general content.

The guides provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for enterprise architecture’s most important topics. Over time, the extended guidance will grow as the professional body of knowledge that constitutes the TOGAF Standard grows with more stable best practices.

While the TOGAF framework is expected to be long-lived and stable, guidance on how to use it can vary depending on industry, architectural style, purpose, and problem.

6. TOGAF Library

The TOGAF Library has a structured online list of Guides, White Papers, and other resources that anyone can access.

  • The TOGAF Standard
  • TOGAF Translation Glossaries
  • TOGAF Series Guides
  • TOGAF Study Guides
  • TOGAF White Papers
  • TOGAF Webinars
  • TOGAF Reference Cards

Good enterprise architects always update their methods. TOGAF Library has cutting-edge ideas, methods, approaches, and techniques. The Open Group IT4ITTM Reference Architecture, The Open Group Commercial Aviation Reference Architecture, and the O-PASTM Standard are three examples. These are industry-reference architectures.

TOGAF Documentation Set - TOGAF Library
TOGAF Documentation Set – TOGAF Library

7. What are the benefits of using TOGAF 10?

A good Enterprise Architecture can help the organisation in many important ways. Among the possible advantages of an Enterprise Architecture are:

  • Chief level executive and business leaders make better strategic decisions:
  • Better business operations:
  • Digital Transformation and operations:
  • High return on existing investments, lower investment risk:
  • Faster, easier, cheaper purchasing:

The TOGAF framework is one of the most popular open architecture frameworks in use today. It has been designed to help organizations create and maintain an effective enterprise architecture.

8. Who should use TOGAF 10?

You can get a head start on your journey to becoming an efficient and effective architect by using the TOGAF10 framework, which is an all-encompassing model for enterprise architecture. It is useful for professionals at all stages of their careers, from those who have just started out in the industry to those who have been doing so for many years.

The 10th Edition of TOGAF® helps architects be more efficient. With this latest edition’s expanded material available for adoption by practitioners worldwide – thanks in part to 25 years of development and constant communication between our global community-of thought leaders – making the most of every project becomes easier than ever.

9. How can you get started with TOGAF 10 – Next Steps?

The TOGAF Certification Program has not undergone any recent changes at this time. We have reason to believe that The Open Group has made the decision to publish the new material as quickly as possible. Both the TOGAF Certification Program and The Open Group Open Badges Program should receive updates in the near future.

We think that the updated and improved TOGAF Certification Program will focus on delivering useful enterprise architecture, either by using the essential scaffolding or by teaching about problems and domains. This is something that we are looking forward to seeing and updating on our blog soon once launched.

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