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Using Enterprise Architecture Framework (TOGAF) in an Agile Way

Ensuring your organization follows best practices, frameworks, tools & deliverables recommended by an Enterprise Architecture framework like TOGAF is a daunting task. Often, we start with high-energy and commitment but the journey to get it in practice in your organization is not an easy path.

A pragmatic & progressive way towards building an enterprise architecture capability is similar to Agile methodology where we build the product incrementally. Considering a similar mindset, we can incrementally build enterprise capability and every cycle of TOGAF ADM helps towards achieving the same.

Key idea is to identify the top 3 deliverables or artifacts relevant to your organization and also use TOGAF framework in conjunction with the Agile framework in practice. 

Here is an example of going through various phases of TOGAF and brainstorm on identifying  Top 3 Deliverables as an output of the first cycle across various phases.  

In conclusion, starting small and build on top of it is key to the success of getting enterprise architecture practice gets established in your organization.

Reference:  

https://pubs.opengroup.org/architecture/togaf9-doc/arch/

Published on Java Code Geeks with permission by Ankur Kumar, partner at our JCG program. See the original article here: Using Enterprise Architecture Framework (TOGAF) in an Agile Way

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