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TOGAF® 9 Method Plugin for EPF Composer

TOGAF® 9 Method Plugin for EPF Composer

Reference: I095

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The content of this publication is historical, based on a previous version of the TOGAF® standard.

The EPF Plugin is for the TOGAF 9 standard only, and not the TOGAF 9.1 standard.

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The EPF version of the TOGAF 9 standard is supplied in both a published and a source format. The published version is a static HTML website that can be installed on any computer by extracting the zip file. The source format is supplied as an EPF method plugin, which can be loaded in the EPF tool and then edited.

The content within the EPF tool is taken directly from the TOGAF 9 standard. However, EPF uses structured content, rather than the unstructured content found in the standard HTML and PDF versions of the TOGAF standard. The major advantages of a structured content approach are as follows:

  • The EPF tool has specific constructs for tasks and steps, allowing them to be formally defined with related content, such as inputs, outputs, roles, and responsibilities – EPF automatically generates consistent cross-referencing; for example, between a deliverable and the phase that creates that deliverable
  • The EPF tool has a supporting editor, allowing a user of the TOGAF standard to make changes to the standard TOGAF framework content, tailoring it to their specific organizational context – EPF supports group editing, versioning, etc. using an underlying content management system
  • The EPF tool has a plugin architecture that allows new content packages to be created and linked to the TOGAF standard; this, for example, would allow an organization to develop a set of document templates within a standalone plugin and then add a link to the relevant template within each of the standard TOGAF deliverables

See also http://www.opengroup.org/architecture/togaf/epf_intro.html.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Reference I095
Published 1 Apr 2009
Type Miscellaneous
Subject TOGAF
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Licence

TOGAF® Version 9 Method Plugin for EPF: License


Revision 1.2

Copyright © 2009, The Open Group
All rights reserved.
The Open Group gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Capgemini in creating this EPF Method Plugin version of the TOGAF Version 9 standard.

License Terms

Definitions:

  • "Package" refers to the collection of files distributed by the Copyright Holder, and derivatives of that collection of files created through textual modification.
  • "Standard Version" refers to such a Package if it has not been modified, or has been modified in accordance with the wishes of the Copyright Holder.
  • "Copyright Holder" is whoever is named in the copyright or copyrights for the package.

Use in any form of this Package by Licensee Organization, with or without modification, and the right to create derivative works, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • The above copyright notice and acknowledgement, this list of conditions, and the following disclaimer must be retained in all copies and derivative works.
  • The Licensee Organization acknowledges that the Package contains material governed by the TOGAF 9 license and that the Licensee Organization must hold a current TOGAF 9 license from The Open Group applicable to the purpose of use:
    • A TOGAF 9 Corporate License is required for any organization wanting to use the Package entirely for internal purposes.
    • A TOGAF 9 Academic License is required for any academic organization wanting to use the Package entirely for academic (teaching and/or research) purposes.
    • An annual TOGAF 9 Commercial License is required for organizations wishing to exploit the Package commercially. This applies to both members and non-members of The Open Group Architecture Forum.
      Commercial purposes include, by way of example, using the Package for developing an Enterprise Architecture or tool for use within an organization other than your primary employer, or providing consultancy and/or training services based on the Package.
  • If a derivative work is created that is distributed outside the organization, then the licensee must hold a current TOGAF 9 Annual Commercial license for the duration of the period that the derivative work is available.
  • For the purpose of this License, "derivative work" shall mean any change to the Package or any new Package that contains any portion of the Standard Version. Licensee Organization shall retain all right, title, and interest in the changes or additions it makes to the Package, but nothing herein shall be deemed to transfer any right, title, or interest in the Package to the Licensee Organization. Furthermore, in any derivative work, the Licensee Organization shall always fully acknowledge the right, title, and interest of The Open Group in the original Package, and shall not claim or imply that any derivative work of the Package is the official TOGAF Documentation or Standard Version of this Package.
  • Neither the name of the Copyright Holder nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this Package without specific prior written permission.

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