The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)is a framework for enterprise architecture that provides an approach for designing, planning, implementing, and governing an enterprise information technology architecture. TOGAF is a high level approach to design. It is typically modeled at four levels: Business, Application, Data, and Technology. It relies heavily on modularization, standardization, and already existing, proven technologies and products.
TOGAF® 9 Certification is regarded as the industry-standard framework and methodology for enterprise architecture practice.
TOGAF version 9 was launched in 2009 and has since become the de-facto global standard for Enterprise Architecture, adopted by more than 80% of the world's leading enterprises, with thousands of individuals, teams, and organizations training for TOGAF certification every year.
This is partly because there are few international organizations with the infrastructure to establish a new discipline, such as enterprise architecture. And partly because there wasn’t a single agreed approach to enterprise architecture until TOGAF came upon the scene.
At the heart of TOGAF is the ADM (Architecture Development Method). The ADM is the result of continuous contributions from a large number of architecture practitioners. It describes a method for developing an enterprise and forms the core of TOGAF.