Chapter 31. TOGAF ADM Guide-Through

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  5. Statement of Architecture Work

Statement of Architecture Work

Statement of Architecture Work is one of the TOGAF deliverables you can create with the TOGAF software.

The document defines the scope and approach that will be used to complete an architecture project. It is the document against which successful execution of the architecture project will be measured and may form the basis for a contractual agreement between the supplier and consumer of architecture services.

Develop Statement of Architecture Work

You are about to finish the Architecture Vision phase. In order to continue, your team will need to submit a Statement of Architecture Work based on the principles and other criteria set by the project sponsors and the findings in this phase and secure the approval from the sponsoring units. Now, fill in the form of the Statement of Architecture Work. Information that had been provided in the previous phase and activities are pre-populated. You only need to fill-in the empty fields and make necessary modifications on those pre-populated fields.

Project Description

Provide a description of the project. In this section, you are required to enter the followings:

  • Project Background: An overview of the history behind the project. You may also include the description of requests made by the sponsor underlying the need for architecture work.
  • Summary of Request: A brief summary of project request.

TOGAF Statement of Architecture Work: Project Description

Problem Description

Provide a description of the problem. In this step, you are required to enter the followings:

  • Problem Background: Describe the business context and business problem.
  • Change Drivers and Opportunities: Identify the change drivers and opportunities behind this vision for the target architecture.

TOGAF Statement of Architecture Work: Problem Description

Architecture Objectives

List and describe the objectives that need to be fulfilled by the target architecture.

TOGAF Statement of Architecture Work: Architecture Objectives

Stakeholders

Confirm the list of project stakeholders. Stakeholders are people who actively involved in the project, or whose interests may be affected positively or negatively by execution or completion of the project.

TOGAF Statement of Architecture Work: Stakeholders

Governance and Support Strategy

Review and confirm the governance structure defined in the Preliminary phase.

TOGAF Statement of Architecture Work: Governance Structure

Risks and Assumptions

Identify the risks associated with the project and the architecture/business transformation effort. Document also the assumptions made.

TOGAF Statement of Architecture Work: Risks and Assumptions

Acceptance Criteria and Procedure

Indicate what a “good” outcome of the architecture work will look like and describe the steps to take to confirm the acceptance of new architecture.

TOGAF Statement of Architecture Work: Acceptance Criteria

Architecture Project Plan and Schedule

Review and confirm the architecture project plan and schedule.

TOGAF Statement of Architecture Work: Project Plan and Schedule