Preferring ITIL or TOGAF; Considerations for Enterprise Adaptation

November 2013

Enterprise Architecture has become a rising area of interest for many professionals in order to manage the technology portfolio of an enterprise. TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) provides methods, models and references to guide the design, implementation and evolution of business capability by means of IT functionality. ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) makes a similar promise from a different perspective and has been the favourite reference for many IT service / solution provider organizations with its unique focus to the IT service lifecycle. I tried to reveal the unique characteristics, approaches, differences and highlights of these frameworks in order to assist the readers to understand the use of these frameworks, and guide the potential efforts for adaptation of any or both of the frameworks in the enterprise environment.