Modeling Enterprise Architecture with TOGAF explains everything you need to know to effectively model enterprise architecture with The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), the leading EA standard. This solution-focused reference presents key techniques and illustrative examples to help you model enterprise architecture.

This book describes the TOGAF standard and its structure, from the architecture transformation method to governance, and presents enterprise architecture modeling practices with plenty of examples of TOGAF deliverables in the context of a case study.

Although widespread and growing quickly, enterprise architecture is delicate to manage across all its dimensions. Focusing on the architecture transformation method, TOGAF provides a wide framework, which covers the repository, governance, and a set of recognized best practices. The examples featured in this book were realized using the open source Modelio tool, which includes extensions for TOGAF.

Key Features

  • Includes intuitive summaries of the complex TOGAF standard to let you effectively model enterprise architecture
  • Uses practical examples to illustrate ways to adapt TOGAF to the needs of your enterprise
  • Provides model examples with Modelio, a free modeling tool, letting you exercise TOGAF modeling immediately using a dedicated tool
  • Combines existing modeling standards with TOGAF


Enterprise architects, business analysts, IT managers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    • Aim of this book
    • Who is this book for?
    • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword
  • Chapter 1: TOGAF®: General Presentation
    • Abstract
    • 1.1 What is TOGAF?
    • 1.2 TOGAF: Key points
    • 1.3 Summary
    • 1.4 Using TOGAF
    • 1.5 Fundamental concepts
  • Chapter 2: The ADM Method
    • Abstract
    • 2.1 The ADM cycle
    • 2.2 The phases of the ADM
    • 2.3 Iterations
    • 2.4 ADM techniques and guidelines
    • 2.5 Fundamental concepts
  • Chapter 3: The Components of TOGAF Architecture
    • Abstract
    • 3.1 Architecture components
    • 3.2 The metamodel
    • 3.3 Artifacts
    • 3.4 Building blocks
    • 3.5 Deliverables
    • 3.6 Fundamental concepts
  • Chapter 4: The Repository and Governance
    • Abstract
    • 4.1 The architecture repository
    • 4.2 Architecture governance
    • 4.3 Fundamental concepts
  • Chapter 5: Key Modeling Techniques
    • Abstract
    • 5.1 Models: Benefits, uses, and characteristics
    • 5.2 The concept of viewpoints
    • 5.3 Special role played by diagrams
    • 5.4 Consistency and traceability
    • 5.5 Architecture repository
    • 5.6 Risks and main difficulties
    • 5.7 Repository governance
    • 5.8 Tools and languages
    • 5.9 Fundamental concepts
  • Chapter 6: Introduction to TOGAF Models
    • Abstract
    • 6.1 TOGAF artifacts
    • 6.2 UML and BPMN for TOGAF modeling
    • 6.3 The “Discount Travel” enterprise
    • 6.4 Fundamental concepts
  • Chapter 7: Models for Phase A: Vision
    • Abstract
    • 7.1 Phase A artifacts
    • 7.2 Stakeholder matrix
    • 7.3 Artifacts linked to goals
    • 7.4 Artifacts linked to requirements
    • 7.5 Artifacts linked to business processes
    • 7.6 The “Solution


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About the authors

Philippe Desfray

Philippe Desfray is the Co-founder of and Vice President of R&D at Softeam. Internationally renowned expert and author of several books on modeling, Philippe is a contributing member of the OMG, where he participates in the elaboration of a number of standards, notably UML and BPMN. He has been involved in model driven development research, standardization, and tooling for nearly two decades.

Affiliations and Expertise

Co-founder of and Vice President of R&D at Softeam

Gilbert Raymond

Gilbert Raymond is a Senior Consultant and head of Softeam’s Information System and Methods division. Gilbert is an expert in Information Systems and BPM, and is TOGAF 9-certified.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Consultant and head of Softeam’s Information System and Methods Division


"The authors have done a great job of producing a document of excellent quality, structure, and content in the complex field of EA…This book is of significant importance to the whole EA community, including but not limited to EA experts and beginners." --Computing Reviews