At Illinois State University, TOGAF is the methodology being used to help implement the brand new academic infrastructure. Using an architecture framework, like TOGAF, will speed up and simplify the architecture deployment and make certain that the architecture selected allows for future growth in response to the needs of the university. TOGAF®, an Open Group Standard, is a proven enterprise architecture methodology and framework used by the world's leading organizations to improve business efficiency.
The eMerge department has been documenting business processes through subject matter experts. The information that is gathered will be used to define the requirements of the new system. This will support the request for proposal, or RFP, to provide to vendors an idea of what the ISU community is wanting in their new system.