TOGAF: ADM Architecture Vision

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Objectives of Architecture Vision are:

  • Obtain management commitment for this cycle of the ADM
  • Define and organise an Architecture Development Cycle
  • Validate Business principles, goals, drivers and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Define, scope and prioritize architecture tasks
  • Identify stakeholders, their concerns, and objectives
  • Define business requirements and constraints
  • Articulate an Architecture Vision and value proposition to respond to the requirements and constraints
  • Create a comprehensive plan inline with the project management frameworks adopted by the enterprise
  • Obtain formal approval to proceed
  • Understand the impact on, and of, other parallel Architecture Development Cycles


Inputs to Phase A: Architecture Vision are:


Steps for Architecture Vision are:

  1. Establish the Architecture Project
  2. Identify Stakeholders, Concerns, and Business Requirements
  3. Confirm and Elaborate Business Goals, Business Drivers, and Constraints
  4. Evaluate Business Capabilities
  5. Assess Readiness for Business Transformation
  6. Define Scope
  7. Confirm and Elaborate Architecture Principles, including Business Principles
  8. Develop Architecture Vision
  9. Define the Target Architecture Value Propositions and KPIs
  10. Identify the Business Transformation Risks and Mitigation Activities
  11. Develop Enterprise Architecture Plans and Statement of Architecture Work. Secure Approval


Architecture Deliverable outputs of Architecture Vision are:

  1. TOGAF: Statement of Architecture Work
  2. Refined statement of business principles, business goals, and business drivers
  3. TOGAF: Architecture Principles
  4. TOGAF: Capability Assessment
  5. Tailored Architecture Framework
  6. TOGAF: Architecture Vision
    • Refined key high-level stakeholder requirements
    • Baseline Business Architecture (Vision)
  7. TOGAF: Architecture Definition Document
  8. TOGAF: Communications Plan
  9. Population of TOGAF: Architecture Repository

Architecture Artifacts may include the following:

  • Matrices:
    • Stakeholder Map matrix
  • Diagrams:
    • Value Chain diagram
    • Solution Concept diagram

Security Adaptations for ADM

  • Define the security-related management sign-off milestones
  • Determine the applicable disaster recovery or business continuity requirements
  • Identify the anticipated physical/business and regulatory environments in which the systems will be deployed.
  • Determine the criticality of the system: safety-critical, mission-critical, non-critical

See TOGAF: ADM Security Architecture

Related ADM Phases