TOGAF 9.1 Series — ADM Phase — F — Migration Planning

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ADM Phase — F — Migration Planning


  • Finalize the Architecture Roadmap and the supporting Implementation and Migration Plan.
  • Ensure that the Implementation and Migration Plan is coordinated with the enterprise’s approach to managing and implementing change in the enterprise’s overall change portfolio.
  • Ensure that the business value and cost of work packages and Transition Architecture is understood by key stakeholders.


  • Confirm management framework interactions for Implementation and Migration Plan.
  • Assign a business value to each work package.
  • Estimate resource requirements, project timings and availability /delivery vehicle.
  • Prioritize the migration projects through the conduct of a cost/benefit assessment and risk validation.
  • Confirm Architecture Roadmap and update Architecture Definition Document.
  • Complete the Implementation and Migration Plan
  • Complete the development cycle and document lessons learned.


  • Request for Architecture Work

Capability Assessment, including

  • Business Capability
  • IT Capability
  • Communication Plan
  • Organizational Model for Enterprise Architecture
  • Governance models and frameworks
  • Tailored Architecture Framework
  • Statement of Architecture Work
  • Architecture Vision
  • Architecture Repository

Draft Architecture Definition Document, including

  • Transition Architecture
  • Draft Architecture Requirements Specification
  • Change Requests for existing programs and projects.
  • Architecture Roadmap

Implementation and Migration Plan, including

  • High-level Implementation and Migration Strategy


Implementation and Migration Plan (detailed), including

  • Implementation and Migration Strategy
  • Project and portfolio breakdown of the implementation
  • Project charters (optional)

Finalized Architecture Definition Document, including

  • Finalized Transition Architectures
  • Finalized Architecture Requirements Specification
  • Finalized Architecture Roadmap
  • Re-Usable Architecture Building Blocks
  • Requests for Architecture Work for a new iteration of the ADM cycle
  • Change requests for the Architecture Capability arising from lessons learned

Originally published at on March 16, 2016.