TOGAF 9 - What's new?

TOGAF 9 will be formally presented at the Open Group conference in San Diego at 2-4 February 2009. Today I received my pre-ordered TOGAF 9 book. Strange. TOGAF 9 is not published on the Open Group site yet, and Amazon seems not to sell it either yet. I got the book here by the way.

TOGAF 9 is the latest version of the TOGAF framework. The previous version was 8.1.1. The new version is not much different from the 8.1.1 version, but is more evolutioned, modernized (TOGAF 8.1.1 was published in 2006) and elaborated.

Parts of the book seem to be a bit re-arranged from the previous one. I think some topics are on on more logical places. many pictures are new with a refreshed look and the overall feeling is that the book is more easily readable because of a new letter front and better graphics.

TOGAF 9 also describes more topics, like security architecture and SOA. It also elaborates much more on the topics than TOGAF 8.1.1. There is a good glossary of terms (in TOGAF 8.1.1 building blocks were used without any explanation on what they were, the same goes for for instance the Enterprise Continuum and boundaryless information flow) and a better introduction. In general more attention was given to business issues and business alignment.

The iteration of the ADM is better described as is the use and implementation of the ADM in the different domains. Risk management, capability based planning and architecture partitioning are more elaborated and enriched with lots of pictures that can be used when implementing these subjects in businesses.

The book is now a whopping 744 pages long (the 8.1.1 version was 508 pages). It is a good reference guide with lots of tips, templates and checklists on Enterprise Architecture and helps architects to better implement TOGAF in enterprises. I highly recommend the book.

This entry was posted on Saturday 24 January 2009

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