FAQs about the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2

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What are the main differences between the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.1 and the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2?
What are the TOGAF Series Guides?
When will there be a major release of the TOGAF Standard?
What is the TOGAF Library?
What is the impact on TOGAF 9 certification?
If I was certified before the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2 was published, do I need to recertify?
If I am a TOGAF 9 Commercial Licensee do I need to take out the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2 License?
Is there a requirement for Tool Vendors to update their products?

What are the main differences between the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.1 and the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2?

The TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2, is an update to the previous version providing improved guidance, correcting errors, improving the document structure, and removing obsolete content. Key enhancements made in this version include updates to the Business Architecture and the Content Metamodel.

The standard has been redesigned and restructured into a smaller publication that includes separate guides. These changes make the TOGAF standard easier to use and maintain, while retaining the major features and structure of the TOGAF 9.1 standard.

The core of the TOGAF framework remains the same in the new version of the standard, with enhancements to Business Architecture, and the Content Metamodel. There is an additional focus on Digital trends and business transformation beyond IT and updated references to the ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010 standard. The new version of the standard is supported by a number of TOGAF Series Guides.

The Business Architecture content is supplemented with titles in the TOGAF Library, including guides on Business Capabilities and Value Streams. Security Architecture is enhanced with a guide in the TOGAF Library providing detailed guidance on how to integrate risk and security into a TOGAF Enterprise Architecture, including a detailed mapping on using the TOGAF framework together with the SABSA framework. Furthermore the TOGAF Library contains industry reference models and practical guidance on how to use the TOGAF standard.

For further details of the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2 and the differences between Version 9.1 and Version 9.2 download our white paper - An Introduction to the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2.

What are the TOGAF Series Guides?

The TOGAF Series Guides contain guidance on how to use the TOGAF framework. The TOGAF Series Guides are expected to be the most rapidly developing and evolving part of the TOGAF document set. While the TOGAF framework is expected to be long-lived and stable, guidance on the use of the TOGAF framework can be industry, architectural style, purpose, and problem-specific.

Titles in the TOGAF Series Guides include:

  • TOGAF® Series Guide: The TOGAF® Leader’s Guide to Establishing and Evolving an EA Capability
  • TOGAF® Series Guide: A Practitioners’ Approach to Developing Enterprise Architecture Following the TOGAF® ADM
  • TOGAF® Series Guide: Value Streams
  • TOGAF® Series Guide: Business Models *
  • TOGAF® Series Guide: Business Capabilities *
  • TOGAF® Series Guide: Architecture Project Management *
  • TOGAF® Series Guide: Using the TOGAF® Framework to Define and Govern Service-Oriented Architectures
  • TOGAF® Series Guide: The TOGAF® Technical Reference Model (TRM)
  • TOGAF® Series Guide: Business Scenarios
  • TOGAF® Series Guide: The TOGAF Integrated Information Infrastructure Reference Model (III-RM): An Architected Approach to Boundaryless Information Flow™

In addition to the TOGAF Series Guides, the TOGAF Library includes a large collection of white papers addressing best practices such as the World Class EA series white papers. Visit the TOGAF Library at www.opengroup.org/TOGAF-Library

* To be published in 2018

When will there be a major release of the TOGAF Standard?

The Open Group Architecture Forum is continuing to update and develop the TOGAF standard. There were a number of requests and recommendations from Members of The Open Group that need further development and consideration. In addition, feedback from practitoners of the TOGAF standard (from events such as the TOGAF User Group Meetings) has also been incorporated into the new version of the standard.

As this is an evolving process, The Open Group would anticipate a further release of the TOGAF standard within 12 to 24 months after the release of the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2.

What is the TOGAF Library?

The TOGAF Library is part of The Open Group Library where you can find many standards, guides and white papers published by The Open Group. These publications can be used in conjunction with the TOGAF standard to help address the business challenges faced by today's enterprises.

The TOGAF Library is a reference library containing guidelines, templates, patterns, and other forms of reference material (such as white papers, guides, webinars, case studies etc.) to accelerate the creation of new architectures for the enterprise.

See www.opengroup.org/togaf-library

What is the impact on TOGAF 9 certification?

The TOGAF 9 People Certification program has been designed to accommodate updates to the TOGAF 9 standard, such as the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2.
The certification levels remain as TOGAF 9 Foundation and TOGAF 9 Certified. Individuals who are currently certified in the TOGAF 9 People Certification program remain certified.
The conformance requirements for TOGAF 9 certification have been updated to align with the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2 and will become mandatory on November 1st, 2018. The revised set of conformance requirements are available as Document X1810 http://www.opengroup.org/library/x1810

Up until November 1, 2018 candidates can study either to the original conformance requirements or the revised conformance requirements, and the examinations have been designed to accommodate both up to November 1, 2019 (this extended period allows for those candidates with exam vouchers who can take up to 12 months to take their examinations).
The reference text provided with the Open Book examinations will switch to the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2 from November 1, 2018.

Accredited TOGAF 9 Training Courses have to switch to teach the revised conformance requirements no later than November 1, 2018. From November 1, 2019, the examinations can include new topic material from the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2.

If I was certified before the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2 was published, do I need to recertify?

No, if you achieved TOGAF 9 certification to the earlier conformance requirements then you remain certified. If you are planning to become certified then you can study to either version during the transition period up to November 1 2019, during which the exams have been designed to accommodate both versions. If you achieved TOGAF 9 certification some years ago, and you would like to show that you have “up-to-date knowledge”, then The Open Group has introduced the TOGAF Essentials 2018 credential that leads to an open badge.

If I am a TOGAF 9 Commercial Licensee do I need to take out the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2 License?

Yes, all current licensees need to update their licenses to the TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2 license in order to use the new materials.

Is there a requirement for Tool Vendors to update their products?

There is currently no requirement to update TOGAF certified products to the new version.

 

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