TOGAF is an enterprise architecture framework for developing enterprise architecture (note: not System architecture), comprised of:

  • method to describe a target state in terms of building blocks and how they fit together.
  • a set of tools and common vocab.
  • a list of recommended standards and to implement the building blocks.
  • Free.
  • Stands for The Open Group Architecture Framework.
  • History:
    • TOGAF 1 (1995) based on IT:AD:TAFIM, developed by the DoD.
  • Terms:
    • Boundaryless Information Flow