The number of enterprise architects certified for the TOGAF® 9 standard from the Open Group has now passed the 100,000 milestone.
This includes professionals from 149 countries. Countries with high growth rates in certifications included India, France, UK and Singapore.
TOGAF is a globally recognized set of methodologies for managing systems and processes in large enterprises. It is managed by The Open Group, with two levels of certifications TOGAF 9 Foundation Level 1 and Level 2 certification. The TOGAF Certification Program includes accredited training courses and exams.
Avolution’s Dr Tim O’Neill, an enterprise architect who has worked with the TOGAF standard for over 10 years said:
“In current market conditions, more than ever, architects need to move quickly to provide day-to-day and week-to-week data-driven advice, roadmaps and strategic planning.
“The popularity of frameworks is partly down to the huge increase in data, technology and business processes needed to run a modern enterprise. Frameworks can be a real accelerant when they provide patterns, terminology and deliverables which can avoid “start-from-scratch” delays.
“TOGAF provides both a starting point and building blocks for architects. It includes standards which help describe, progress and communicate about systems and business outcomes in large enterprises.
“Some architects choose to use the step-by-step approach provided in the TOGAF Architecture Development Method quite closely.
“But TOGAF’s recognition of “agile” approaches also allows a more selective approach. It’s also increasingly popular to combine TOGAF concepts with other domain- or industry-specific frameworks such as BIAN for banking and finance, APQC for insurance or SABSA for cybersecurity. Frameworks are most effective when they adapt to the business and to the priorities of the architects using them.”
Architects can also accelerate their use of TOGAF with a tool certified to support the latest version of the framework, such as Avolution’s ABACUS. Architects often choose to combine the guiding methodology of TOGAF for modeling the Business, Application, Data and Technology levels of the enterprise with data-driven and agile methodologies also available in ABACUS*.