TOGAF 9 - dry, but some good content

The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is a framework - a detailed method and a set of supporting tools - for developing an enterprise architecture, developed by members of The Open Group Architecture Forum.

To say that the TOGAF 9 documentation is dry is an understatement. Some areas are lacking in depth and whilst TOGAF is a process framework I would like to see it evolve to have templates, document samples and checklists. There is however some good content and I will be referring back.


  1. Hi Simon,

    I agree with you - very dry indeed! The best things about TOGAF are the completeness of the entire EA process, especially including governance. The two worst points about TOGAF are (1) its IT-centricity (though this is getting better with each release) and (2) that it tells you all about what you need to do, but not how. BTW there are separate downloads available that include sample templates for TOGAF deliverables. They can be found here:


  2. Thanks Doug. I hadn't found the sample templates.


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