“It provides methods for classifying architecture and solution artifacts, both internal and external to the Architecture Repository, as
they evolve from generic Foundation Architectures to Organization-Specific Architectures.
It enables the architect to articulate the broad perspective of what, why, and how the enterprise architecture has been designed
with the factors and drivers considered. It is an important aid to communication and understanding, both within individual
enterprises, and between customer enterprises and vendor organizations. Without an understanding of ‘where in the continuum
you are’, people discussing architecture can often talk at cross-purposes because they are referencing different points in the
continuum at the same time, without realizing it.
It enables the organization of reusable architecture artifacts and solution assets to maximize the enterprise architecture
The simplest way of thinking of it is as a view of the repository of all the architecture assets. It can contain architecture
descriptions, models, building blocks, patterns, viewpoints, and other artifacts - that exist both within the enterprise and in the IT
industry at large, which the enterprise considers to have available for the development of architectures for the enterprise.”
Considering The Open Group Architecture Framework − TOGAF, the text describes the