TOGAF And The Internet Of Things – Avantika Monnappa

TOGAF And The Internet Of Things – Avantika Monnappa

Is TOGAF IoT-Ready?

The Internet of Things is one of the technologies that is addressed by the Open Platform 3.0. The IoT standards from the Open Group will do for IoT what the HTML and the HTTP did for the web, which is enable everything to be connected instantly. Vendors being able to constantly gather information about the customers from their products throughout their lifecycle enabling optimization of maintenance of operations, and providing safety at a lower cost. ItTOGAF_IoT will become much easier for enterprises to monitor and control any installed equipment and integrate it into intelligent solutions.

The Open Group QLM or Quantum Lifecycle Management Work Group works towards providing a framework for the development and consolidation of the open standards that are necessary in enabling the lifecycle management to evolve beyond the traditional limits of the product lifecycle management.

‚ÄčThe IoT work-group has been successful in producing two Open Group IoT standards namely, Open Data Format (O-DF) and the Open Messaging Interface (O-MI), which is currently working on a standard for the lifecycle management of IoT.

Read further this excellent article from Avantika Monnappa
The Open Group Internet of Things (IoT) Work Group

TOGAF or not TOGAF – Extending Enterprise Architecture Beyond RUP


by Vitalie Temnenco

Originally published in The Rational Edge this article contrasts the disciplines of enterprise architecture, solution architecture, and business architecture; compares these disciplines to the IBM Rational Unified Process (RUP) and suggests ways to combine them; and advocates applying The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) in combination with RUP to advance the implementation of enterprise architecture within organizations.

When provided with a problem statement or pointed to a specific user need, a project team equipped with the IBM Rational Unified Process® (RUP®) approaches a solution by creating a Business Case, a Vision statement, and a Software Requirements Specification among other artifacts. These work products and the activities that produce them are well understood within both the technical and business communities. However, the ways in which we conceptualize, prioritize, and select which business problems and user needs to implement in software remains a highly variable process throughout our industry.

This article explores the maturing and increasingly important role of enterprise architecture (EA) frameworks for today’s software development organizations. I begin by contrasting the discipline of enterprise architecture with the solution architecture and business architecture disciplines, while relating them to RUP. Then I explain how The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) advantageously expands the boundaries for enterprise architecture set by RUP to include enterprise business and IT planning, implementation governance, and other activities. Finally, I propose ways to apply TOGAF in combination with a few other EA frameworks.