Chapter 31. TOGAF ADM Guide-Through

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3. Preliminary Phase

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Preliminary Phase Objectives

  1. Determine the Architecture Capability desired by the organization
  2. Establish the Architecture Capability


  • Reference Materials External to the Enterprise
  • Non-Architectural Inputs
  • Architectural Inputs


  • Scope the Enterprise Organizations Impacted
  • Confirm Governance and Support Frameworks
  • Define and Establish Enterprise Architecture Team and Organization
  •  Identify and Establish Architecture Principles
  • Tailor the TOGAF Framework and, if any, Other Selected Architecture Framework(s)
  • Develop a Strategy and Implementation Plan for Tools and Techniques


  • Organizational Model for Enterprise Architecture
  • Tailored Architecture Framework
  • Initial Architecture Repository
  • Restatement of, or reference to, business principles, business goals, and business drivers
  • Request for Architecture Work (optional)
  • Architecture Governance Framework