MDG Technology for TOGAF Training


MDG Technology for TOGAF - 2 Day Course

For organizations seeking to leverage the MDG Technology for TOGAF® provided by Sparx Systems

Why Choose This Course?

Raise the maturity level of your organization by learning how to model the viewpoints defined by TOGAF® using the many official notations supported by Enterprise Architect, including UML®, BPMN™ and ArchiMate® !

Course Prerequisites

While TOGAF certification is not required, a solid understanding of its main structures, concepts and deliverables is highly recommended. Note: our training course does NOT teach the framework fundamentals!

Course Overview

The course focuses on the practical aspects of modeling with the TOGAF® framework specified by The Open Group using the MDG Technology for TOGAF® provided by Sparx Systems.
Depending on the type of license purchased from Sparx Systems the MDG Technology for TOGAF® may or may not be included in your installation.
Specifically, the course teaches how to model the catalogs and viewpoints defined in phases B through D of the Architecture Development Method (ADM), and only briefly touches upon the other phases. It is not intended to be a comprehensive TOGAF® training curriculum, nor a preparation for TOGAF® certification!

Who Should Attend?

Project managers, business subject-matter-experts, analysts, architects, designers and all other personnel who are intended to populate the model with any of the numerous  elements and viewpoints required by the framework's different phases.

What Will You Learn?

Course Modules

Module: Introduction to Enterprise Architect

  • User Interface
  • Managing Projects
  • Managing Diagrams
  • Creating Diagram Elements
  • Managing Diagram Element Appearance
  • Deleting Model Elements
  • Managing Connectors
  • Managing Package Content
  • Tool Configuration

Module: Requirements Management

  • Creating, Importing and Organizing Requirements

 Module: MDG Technology for TOGAF

  • Creating a Framework Instance
  • Diagram Types
  • Extended Properties
  • Document Artifact Templates

 TOGAF-ADM (Catalog and Viewpoint Mappings)

Module: Business Architecture
  • Catalogs
    • Organization/Actor
    • Driver/Goal/Objective
    • Role
    • Service/Function
    • Location
    • Process/Event/Control/Product
    • Contract/Measure
  • Matrices
    • Organization/Actor
    • Actor/Role
    • Business Interaction
  • Core Diagrams
    • Business Footprint
    • Service/Information
    • Functional Decomposition
    • Product Lifecycle
  • Data Diagrams
    • Conceptual Data
    • Data Lifecycle
  • Extension Diagrams
    • Goal/Objective/Service
    • Use Case
    • Organization Decomposition
    • Process Flow
    • Event
Module: Information Systems Architecture
  • Catalogs
    • Application Portfolio
    • Interface Portfolio
  • Matrices
    • Application/Interaction
    • Application/Function
    • Application/Organization
    • Role/Application
  • Core Diagrams
    • Application and User Location
    • Application Communication
    • Application Use-Case
  • Data Diagrams
    • Logical Data
    • Data Dissemination
    • Data Security
    • Data Migration
  • Extension Diagrams
    • Application Migration
    • Enterprise Manageability
    • Process/Application Realization
    • Software Engineering
Module: Technology Architecture
  • Catalogs
    • Technology Standards
    • Technology Portfolio
  • Matrices
    • Application/Technology
  • Core Diagrams
    • Environment and Location
    • Platform Decomposition
  • Extension Diagrams
    • Processing
    • Networked Computing/Hardware
    • Communications Engineering

 Tool Features

Module: Traceability and Navigation
  • Overview
  • The Relationships window
  • The Relationship Matrix
  • The Traceability window
  • Other traceability features
Module: Core Features
  • Documentation Generation
  • Document Artifacts
  • Model Searches
  • Managing Baselines and Comparing Models



This training eases the learning curve of adopting the framework by illustrating how its catalogs, matrices and viewpoints can best be defined in Enterprise Architect.
Since TOGAF® itself only specifies a high level meta-model, the course highlights the various standard modeling notations (BMM, BPMN™, UML®, ArchiMate®, etc.) that can be used as the basis for creating artifacts and diagrams, in addition or as an alternative to the meta-model provided by the tool.

Related Services

The Cephas Viewpoint-to-Viewpoint Transformation Service provides the ability to automatically generate, via transformation rules, target viewpoints (diagrams) from source viewpoints (diagrams)!

This Training Is Available Via...

Onsite Delivery

With one of our expert course leaders at your site!

Online Delivery

Online web-based class, from the comfort of your desk!

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