The entire ADM is designed to be tailored. The TOGAF doesn't "force" you to do each phase in the ADM a certain way. All it requires is that you go through the phases in the right order, and that you meet the goals of the phase. How you get to the goal is upto the methodology or model that you/employer/client/industry has picked. The TRM contains some reference models that you can start using. Also, there has been some work in building industry specific reference models.
One small correction though - even the order of the phases will depend your organization's ecosystem for eg. the maturity of the architecture practice in your organization, business and architecture principles.
yuvaraj sekhar wrote:One small correction though - even the order of the phases will depend your organization's ecosystem for eg. the maturity of the architecture practice in your organization, business and architecture principles.
Can you give an example of this? One can't just go through the phases in a random order.
Some phases can be done in parallel/overlap. And it is common to do a cycle of the ADM to increase maturity/capability. But this isn't the same thing and changing the actual order of phases.
Changing the order of phases doesn't make sense to me . Sure, like Jeanne says some phases can run in parallel, and phases like Business architecture, Data and application architecture and Technology architecture are really meant to be run concurrently. However, the outputs of many phases is the input of the next phase. How can you change the order?
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I agree, definitely the order of phases cannot be random and more often than not the phases (at least B, C, D) would run in parallel (at least second iteration onwards).
I was merely trying to make a point that TOGAF doesn't mandate adherence to the order of the phases. As a novice it helps me to know that TOGAF is flexible on that front.
Well, I am still in the process of discovering the applicability of the ADM to real world scenarios. One scenario could be that when an organization goes with the packaged solution strategy,
then Phase C may be initiated followed by Phase B wherein the business processes may be modified/adapted to reflect/suit the packaged solutions.