TOGAF 9.1 Series — ADM Phase — G — Implementation Governance

Have you ever heard of TOGAF and never really understood it? In my TOGAF 9.1 series of articles, I will give you summary points what TOGAF is and what you will learn in TOGAF.

I have written the TOGAF exam a while back. I thought that writing this series will let me review the TOGAF content and believe that it would be valuable to others. It is always a good practice to regularly review the contents of a topic that you have learned.

I’m not going to rewrite the official TOGAF books content in my article series. Some sections will only contain bullet points of key terms used in TOGAF. Always reference the official TOGAF book for more details.

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Figure 1: TOGAF Version 9.1 book

ADM Phase — G — Implementation Governance


  • Ensure conformance with the Target Architecture by implementation projects.
  • Perform appropriate Architecture Governance functions for the solution and any implementation-driven architecture Change Requests.


  • Confirm scope and priorities for deployment with development management.
  • Identify deployment resources and skills.
  • Guide development of solutions deployment.
  • Perform enterprise architecture compliance reviews.
  • Implement business and IT operations.
  • Perform post-implementation review and close the implementation.


  • Request for Architecture Work
  • Capability Assessment
  • Organizational Model for Enterprise Architecture
  • Tailored Architecture Framework
  • Statement of Architecture Work
  • Architecture Vision
  • Architecture Repository
  • Architecture Definition Document
  • Architecture Requirements Specification
  • Architecture Roadmap
  • Implementation Governance Model
  • Architecture Contract
  • Request for Architecture Work identified in Phases E and F
  • Implementation and Migration Plan


  • Architecture Contract (signed)
  • Compliance Assessments
  • Change Requests
  • Architecture-compliant solutions deployed, including
  • The architecture-compliant implemented system
  • Populated Architecture Repository

Architecture compliance recommendations and dispensations

  • Recommendations on performance metrics
  • Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
  • Architecture Vision, updated post-implementation
  • Business and IT operating models for the implemented solution

Originally published at on March 16, 2016.

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