This course provides a practical understanding of current enterprise architectural framework. It covers basic concepts found in TOGAF® 9.2: Architecture Development Method (ADM), techniques, architecture content, tools, and capabilities.
At the core of being a successful enterprise architect is a thorough knowledge of an enterprise architecture framework and best practices. In this course, An Overview of Enterprise and IT Architecture 9.2, you will learn about TOGAF®, an architecture framework. First, you will discover the value of consolidating complex architecture work into 4 common architecture iterations. Next, you will improve your skills and creativity as an enterprise architect as you explore how to apply the framework by a scenario based on true events. Finally, you will learn several tips that will be a helpful addition to your studies should you decide to take the TOGAF® Foundation Exam. When you are finished with this course, you will have a fundamental knowledge of enterprise architecture based on TOGAF® and will help you as you move forward in your decision to pursue enterprise architecture.
Course Overview Hello. My name is Brad Utterback, your instructor and guide through the course, An Overview of Enterprise Architecture 9.2. I have been teaching, writing, book reviewing, and consulting in the area of service management for over 14 years. While this course is focused on enterprise architecture, there are many references to the TOGAF enterprise architecture standard 9.2. Throughout the course, you'll get to know the framework, you will understand the basics of all 6 parts of the TOGAF standard including its 10 phases, 4 popular iterations, guidelines on how to use the framework, and some common enterprise architecture tools. You'll see how the TOGAF standard can help a fictitious company, Globomantics, understand the value of and apply enterprise architecture to a fixed business process. As a result, you'll discover how an enterprise architecture capability can help you to help your organization to improve its capabilities. This course is for anyone interested in understanding the TOGAF standard 9.2. While it's a foundation-level course, it will be helpful if you have at least some background in enterprise architecture. I hope you'll join me in this journey to learn about enterprise architecture in this course, An Overview of Enterprise IT Architecture 9.2, at Pluralsight.
Content Framework, Tools, and Repository Hello, and welcome back to the course, An Enterprise Architecture. In this next-to-the-last module, we're going to go over some basic concepts related to capabilities that support and enable the Architecture Development Method, but for now Janet, the chief enterprise architect, has been working with her team to create blueprints, process flows, architectural requirements, project plans, assessments, gap analysis, and other documents that will support and enable the implementation of a brand-new business-aligned change process, a process that is aligned to the overall strategy, objectives, and governance of Globalmantics. Apart from the phases and iterations they have used, Globalmantics also made use of several guidelines and tools that will enable the ADM phases. These are guidelines and tools that will enable the architecture content to be consistently defined, structured, presented, and accessible. They will also provide a view on how complex architectures evolve, how they can be simplified to concrete and physical views, and how they are related and integrated. Also, each phase in the ADM produces a number of outputs. To have consistency, Globalmantics needs a formal structure for the relevant terms used, and it needs to be kept up to date. We will be going over guidelines for the following tools, the Architecture Content Framework, the TOGAF Content Meta-model, the Architecture Repository, and the Enterprise Continuum.