Recognized Methods for Architecture


Accenture Delivery Methods (ADM)                                      MSF Microsoft Solutions Framework
Advanced Generali Systems Engineering Method (AGSM)   New Zealand Inland Revenue - IR Method
Allstate Architecture Standards and Methods (AASM)   One AT&T Approach for Programs and Projects and IT Unified Process
BearingPoint Configure To Fit Method   Oracle Unified Method (OUM)
BearingPoint Methodology   Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Bosch Solution Architecture Framework (SAF)   Raytheon Enterprise Architecture Process (REAP)
Bredemeyer VAP   SDS Innovator (including Proposal Phase)
CA Solution Architecture Methodology   Software AG Platform Rapid Innovation Methodology (PRIME)
CGI Risk- and Cost-Driven Architecture (RCDA)   SUN Architect Implement and Manage (AIM)
CSC Catalyst   Systems Flow Investigative Architecture
Capgemini Integrated Architecture Framework (IAF)   TCS Software Product Development Methodology (SPDM™)
Credit Suisse IT Solution Framework   Telstra Technology Delivery Process (TDP)
Dragon1 EA Method   TelstraClear Infrastructure Lifecycle Process (ILP)
Enterprise Solution Delivery (ESD)   TOGAF 7
Fujitsu Macroscope   TOGAF 8
GM System Delivery Process (SDP)   TOGAF 9
HP Methods   TOGAF Standard, 10th Edition
IBM Global Services Method   UPS Solution Architecture Process
IBM Team Solution Design   WAY4U - Technical Architecture Path
IMPACT (TCS Architecture Development Methodology)   Wittij People-Centric Architecture Method
Intel AEPF    
Intel IT Architecture Development Methodology (Intel IADM)    


How to Submit a New Method for Recognition

The Open Group publishes a set of criteria for the recognition of Architecture methods, see the Method Recognition Requirements.

To request recognition of a new method, you must use the template document (Microsoft Word format). Send your method recognition application (completed template) via email to the Open Professions Certification Authority (see the bottom of the left hand navigation bar for contact details).

You must submit your method recognition application and receive approval for the method prior to submitting your Experience Profile Milestone Application as you will be required to select the method you've used in your project. Please allow at least a month for your method recognition application to be reviewed. You will be notified when the review is complete. Since a method may be rejected by the Review Board you may wish to wait to hear back prior to filling out your Experience Profile Milestone Application.

What documentation needs to be submitted for getting a method recognized?

The template guides you to provide your assessment of how the method meets each of the published criteria, with sufficient references and/or back up material to support your case when evaluated by an expert in the field of IT Architecture. This assessment should be a summary of the case for recognition of the method and limited to no more than five pages of text.

If the method is publicly available, then references (URLs, publication titles, course references) will usually suffice to backup the assessment.

If the method is proprietary and not publicly accessible, you will need to provide more information.

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