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Title: TOGAF® Series Guide: World-Class EA: A Practitioners’ Approach to Developing Enterprise Architecture Following the TOGAF® ADM
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Dear Open Group Member,

I hereby announce the Company Review for the following Open Group Guide, with The Open Group Architecture Forum as sponsor of the review: TOGAF® Series Guide: A Practitioners’ Approach to Developing Enterprise Architecture Following the TOGAF® ADM

Description: This Guide provides crisp, concise, and consistent guidance on using the TOGAF framework to develop, maintain, and use an Enterprise Architecture (EA). This Guide is a companion to the TOGAF framework and is intended to bring the concepts and generic constructs in the TOGAF framework to life. This Guide puts forward current thinking to develop, maintain, and use an EA that aligns to a set of requirements and expectations of the stakeholders and enables predictable value creation.

The review will commence on December 11, 2017 and end on January 11, 2017.

+ The (commenting but not balloting) review group will be the Architecture Forum along with other forums, work groups and interested parties from The Open Group membership.
+ The (recommendation formulating) change request review group will be the Architecture Forum.
+ The balloting group consists of the members of the Architecture Forum.

I hereby assert that this submission satisfies the Standards Adoption Criteria.
Ballot resolution will be against the proposed resolutions put forward by the sponsor.

Members are requested to review the draft standard and submit Change Requests (CRs) that they consider will make the document acceptable or otherwise improve it. CRs should be submitted using the online review system and must be received by the closing date.

The current draft is located at:
To access the review document:

+ Click on the tag where you want to add your Change Request
+ Fill all areas (click on HELP if additional information is necessary)
+ When viewing the HTM/tagged file there are some links at the top of the page that you should be aware of: “Help with Document Review” – provides you with excellent and detailed help instructions on entering and editing CRs “Comments” – provides a table with the existing comments from all reviewers so you can see them in real-time.

You will be asked to supply your Open Group ID and password to access the review materials when available. If you have forgotten your id and/or password, you can request assistance at: or

The timetable for this review is as follows:
Announce review – August 29, 2017
Review commences – December 11, 2017
Review ends – January 11, 2018
Issue resolution January 12 – January 19, 2018
Ballot Proposed resolutions January 22 – February 5, 2018
Sanity draft review February 6 – Februrary 20, 2018
Approval by Governing Board February 27, 2018

1. All requests for modifications must be the subject of formal change requests. They should be submitted via the web interface that will be available.
2. Immediately after being received from the sponsor, proposals recommending how each submitted change should be handled shall be circulated to the review group, together with a ballot table.
3. All members entitled to vote shall vote by electronic mail via the ballot group alias on EVERY submitted proposal within the agreed period. The ballot results shall be circulated immediately after the end of the ballot period.
4. A clearly accepted' or 'unresolved'. Further discussion of the unresolved change requests during an agreed period may occur for an agreed limited period to seek a clear majority decision. Eventually, only changes that achieve 75% approval will be accepted.
5. The sponsor will announce their response to the outcome of the vote

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Created by: k.cannon on 29-Aug-17
Updated by: k.cannon on 09-Dec-17
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