Phew the final day of training and my brain has been pushed to the limit this week, we have condensed a 1,000 page manual into a four day course.
It was quite a relaxed day today, closing off loose ends and finishing off the course.
We started the day looking at requirements management, which TOGAF says should be integrated throughout all the phases. If you have ever done any project management this is pretty straight forward. We looked at security which in TOGAF 9 is a bolt on as the materials were written in 2009. Things have moved on a lot and for most people security is integral and integrated into architecture.
Finally we look at SOA and how that relates to TOGAF. SOA maps very well to TOGAF assuming that you add services as additional types of building blocks. This was a very interesting and frustrating part of the course as it was good to get an overview but it left me wanting to know a lot more.
After lunch we did some scenario based questions and a quick course summary and we were all finished by 2pm. I met some really cool people this week, and I learned a lot from them so a big virtual thanks to everyone on my course this week.
Tomorrow is the exam…
… my plan of attack is to speed read the study guide before bed tonight and then do lots of practice questions in the morning.