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Consider the value of TOGAF Certification:
Synchronization Many activities within the current organization might appear to be disconnected and have a make-work feel to them. They often stem from past issues with consistency and quality of solutions and exist more as a risk management requirement. With TOGAF Certification you begin to leverage the taxonomy and methodology to organize disconnected process into sequences that produce actual value to the organization.
Strategy Many organizations struggle with the vertical integration necessary to deliver today’s business solutions. TOGAF shows multiple ways to lift up information to help fully describe the solutions and match them to business strategies.
Completeness Architects often see small segments of an architecture for short periods of time before sending their work product forward for further integration or construction. This is normal but TOGAF can help identify areas of risk or discontinuity which would produce conflicts within the design or lead to technical debt
Planning Architects generally focus on tactical realizations of business objectives. Most planning is at a tactical level. TOGAF provides ideas for capturing and managing tactical information for use in short and long term planning. This is particularly valuable at the business level of the architecture.
Reusability Most organizations are filled with useful items which could be building blocks for other solutions. In many instances they arrived in the organization with minimal documentation to support such re-use. TOGAF helps identify opportunities for re-use and helps organize the opportunities so they can be leveraged during the natural cycles of development.
Construction The development of solutions in waterfall or agile environments demands very different response from the architecture groups. TOGAF gives guidance and processes for iterating architecture in coordination with the development approach of the organization.
Communication Many organizations have fair to good point to point communication with the organization for architecture development and asset management. TOGAF provides concepts which can be leveraged to build solutions from reusable building blocks and document the rationale through shared documents where architects add value in their areas of expertise.
Focus Architects often work with a project or domain focus in their activities. TOGAF demonstrates ways to consolidate these focused activities into a larger picture that coherently represents the organization from the enterprise level.
Organization The retention of IT asset information is often widely dispersed and not in a format that leads to composite viewpoints of the organization, its systems and its future. TOGAF provides the necessary language and concepts for constructing reusable viewpoints which can be used in planning and development of target architectures.
Planning Many organizations plan in a series of cascading cycles. They generally cycle from business to applications or solutions to the infrastructure groups in the organization. Time gaps exist in the planning cycles. TOGAF shows how to tighten up the gaps through more effective communication as solutions are planned and executed.