TOGAF 9.1 Quick Start Guide for Enterprise Architects

as a community service objectarchitects offers a free short book on what an enterprise architect can expect from TOGAF 9.1 - the latest version of „The OpenGroup Enterprise Architecture Framework“
As the open group delivered a maintenance version of TOGAF with version 9.1 in December 2011 the paper had to be updated. After some criticism the new version also corrects a kind of misconception - a REAL enterprise architect got really angry at me. I hope I can fix most of the criticism by just stating that I have written out Enterprise IT Architecture (EITA) and not the "higher science" of "true EA" :-)

Find the whitepaper here.

Please be aware that TOGAF 10 should appear somewhen in late 2017 or early 2018. I'm looking forward to updating my paper once TOGAF 10 will appear.

From the Preface:

Why would anybody need a 50 pages short book on TOGAF 9.1 if TOGAF itself is a 692 pages architecture framework, written by renowned experts from 300 top IT companies who sure know their stuff and will provide you with anything you need as an enterprise architect?
The answer is: YES – TOGAF 9.1 provides you with very helpful, very sound and extensive lists of WHAT to do in Enterprise IT Architecture. The advice from various people working in Enterprise IT Architecture is: Use TOGAF! There’s no reason not to use it.

But TOGAF does not yet provide you with a QuickStart and Accelerators that give an Expert a fast to read ballpark view of which items of an IT enterprise architect’s task list are covered by TOGAF and which are not. And as you will also see, there are areas of an IT Enterprise Architect’s task list which are not covered by TOGAF at the moment. This makes it a rewarding task to give people interested in TOGAF an idea of what they can expect and what they have to find elsewhere.