Before knowing about the latest version of TOGAF, it is essential to understand what exactly is TOGAF. TOGAF is a training which is designed for The Open Group. It is an architecture methodology and framework which global industries use. This particular framework helps in improving the efficiency of the business. Moreover, it is reliable and has consistent methods and communication ways, helping the companies in doing their work effectively.
However, the main question here is that, what are the updates that one can find in the latest version of TOGAF? Below are some of the features and things which were added in the newest version of TOGAF.
What Can New Changes Be Found In TOGAF?
As per the updates, several things have changed in the latest version of TOGAF. The first thing that one can observe in the recent updates is the TOGAF Library. This reference library which consisted of various guidelines and templates, now has a new introduction. Not only the introduction, but even new reference materials were also added in the library.
Another obvious thing that we found in the updated version of TOGAF is the changes in the core of TOGAF. There are specific changes in the centre of TOGAF which one can see. To be more precise, the TOGAF library is now placed as an integral part of TOGAF whereas the previous chapters in TOGAF, like section 21, chapter 22 and chapter VI were moved from the main body of TOGAF to the TOGAF Library.
Moreover, the whole TOGAF text has been simplified and cleaned. One can see that in some chapters, the extra notes, are entirely removed, and some of the sections are now stated as reference chapters and are in the TOGAF Library. This resulted in a decrease in the number of pages in the TOGAF. Currently, the TOGAF is around 532 pages thick, which is quite less compared to the 692 pages of TOGAF 9.1 version.
Furthermore, this particular version of TOGAF focuses more on business architecture. There are undoubtedly new additions in the business architecture section, and the complete guide has been re-modified.
Problems Of TOGAF
Even though the TOGAF is updated regularly from time to time, there are certain problems that one can find in TOGAF. One of the major problems of TOGAF is that the methods are quite late. The planning of an organisation by using the standard method of TOGAF is around 50 years old and needs serious renovation.
According to the TOGAF planning, the whole process is conducted step by step manner, where each step creates several architectural deliverables which are then used by the succeeding steps. This particular methodology was used in the 1960s and was created by the BSP or the business systems planning.
Though there were other plannings too, all of them had the same step by step methodology which consumes too much time and effort. An organisation following this particular methods knows how much time and energy is wasted. One has to follow every step and then use the outputs of each step in the future steps; it is not only time consuming but is even confusing.
But, TOGAF is using the same methodology, and unfortunately, people are still following this particular methodology in the companies. TOGAF has improved since years, but the updates that TOGAF is providing with each new version is not up to mark and cannot be used in today’s technological world. The practitioners and the developers need to think of new ways to introduce in the TOGAF so that the methods will consume less time and effort and would produce higher outputs.
However, for now, these were the recent changes that were found in the TOGAF standard version 9.2. These updates were made so that the people using this guide can properly understand the methodologies and do not have to study anything extra. It would help them in saving time, simply understanding the whole course and use the knowledge effectively in the practical field. Moreover, the TOGAF gets new updates every few years, and new things are constantly added so that the people can remain up to date. TOGAF helps the people in knowing the recent methodologies and how to use them effectively in any situation.