TOGAF is the most widely adopted Enterprise architecture framework. It contains detailed methodology for desing and management of the architecture (Architecture Development Method – ADM) and a set of supporting tools and techniques. The framework together with the ArchiMate languege is maintaind by vendor and technology neutral consortium – The Open Group.
TOGAF contains best practise from all The Open Group members and it is continuously being validated and updated. The methodology covers all the architecture lifecycle and is detailed enough to be used used in practise in multiple environments.
ArchiMate is a comprehensive, open and independent Enterprise architecture modelling language managed by The Open Group. Opposite to other languages like UML and BPMN it focuses on basic architecture building blocks and intentionally does not focus to detail description of components.
With ArchiMate business, application, data, technology, strategy, motivation and implementaion may be described with a very limited and therefore intuitive concepts.
Combining TOGAF and ArchiMate will move you to higher levels of maturity of your Enterprise Architecture