Yes, TOGAF is an EA (Enterprise Architecture) framework – but what is that
suppose to mean?
Imagine that you have to oversee the IT integration of 2 companies which has
merged and they have different ERP, CRM, billing system and the customer
facing process are different. The merged entity needs to rationalize the
product offering and needs to project a uniform and integrated face to the
customer. Obviously, this is going to be a big challenge – technological,
people, process and change-management. How would you go about this complex
transition? You can do a ground up thinking and make a plan or you can take
the help on an EA framework like TOGAF and tailor it to your specific needs.
However, the important point that needs to be kept in mind is that TOGAF is
NOT a methodology for managing software development. It will help you to
identify what software to build – wha... (more)
By now you would have already read about the Google offer to buy Motorola
Mobility division. You would have read about why this is the biggest mistake
Google has ever made. You also would have read about why this is the most
brilliant move made by Google.
You would have been told why this is the best thing to have happened to
Android and also why this is the worst thing to have happened to Android.
So, there is no agreement on the possible impact of this deal except for one
point – this is a BIG deal and a Game Changer.
There is a general feeling that one of the key motivation for... (more)
In Test-Driven Development (TDD) developer writes an (initially failing)
automated test case that defines a desired improvement or new function, then
produces the minimum amount of code to pass that test and finally refactors
the new code to acceptable standards.
ETVX stands for Entry-Task-Verification-eXit. IBM introduced the ETVX model
during the 80′s. In this model any process is broken down down to
multiple tasks which would be performed linearly. You will enter a task only
if the entry criteria is met and exit the task when verification is
complete and the exi criteria is ... (more)
Cloud computing is at the very peak of Gartner Hype-Cycle – literally!
All big players (Google, Microsoft, Amazon, IBM …) have jumped into it.
Lot has been written about the obvious Pros and Cons and I have listed the
main arguments below:
But, a question which I do not think have received sufficient attention is
– to move to cloud, do we need a paradigm shift in programming? Do we need
to make a shift like we did when we adopted OO? In my mind there are 2
critical aspects that need to be considered.
The story is about … However, doubts persists … Saving money through
economy of ... (more)
As I had mentioned earlier, there is a paucity of free sample questions for
the TOGAF 9 foundation or the part 1 test. I had created one set earlier and
there are two other set available for free:
TOGAF Foundation Level Certification – Aid for preparation TOGAF 9
Certification Multiple Choice Questions iQuiz – Quick Quiz System TOGAF 9
Foundation Exam If you are interested in Part 2 then this may help you: TOGAF
– Preparation Aid for Part 2 [Update: TOGAF 9.1 Released – What Does It
Mean To You?]
Here is another set of 40 questions.
Basic Concepts (3 questions)
What accordin... (more)