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APG Integrates Enterprise Architecture with Solution Delivery

APG Delivers Actionable Enterprise Architecture

Hudson, WI, February 28, 2009 — Armstrong Process Group (APG) announced today its release of the APG TOGAF Process Library Plus Rational Unified Process (ATPL+RUP). With their new product, APG has integrated the industry’s premiere, open enterprise architecture development method and framework – The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF&#8482), with the industry’s leading solution delivery method – the IBM Unified Process® (RUP®).

“In today’s competitive economic climate, organizations more than ever need to strategically manage their IT assets to lower development and operating costs, while supporting the business’ pursuit of innovation, market differentiation, and regulatory compliance,” said Chris Armstrong, President of APG. “ATPL+RUP provides organizations an integrated framework of proven best practices and industry standards that delivers these capabilities.”

Research shows that top-performing organizations share a number of common success factors, including: 1) assigning accountability for organizational change to key solution delivery projects, 2) clarifying how architecturally significant projects link to business strategy, and 3) learning from each project to further develop internal capabilities to effectively manage architecture assets.

ATPL+RUP shows how enterprise architecture influences activities in many different aspects of solution delivery. ATPL+RUP identifies which TOGAF architecture deliverables are relevant to solution delivery and associates them with specific tasks within RUP. This includes tasks in the RUP disciplines of project management, requirements, architecture, design, and testing.

“ATPL+RUP identifies two key roles who are the liaisons between enterprise architecture and solution delivery,” said Armstrong. “The Solution Architect helps solution delivery projects understand their enterprise architecture context and requirements, and the disposition of relevant architecture assets – reuse, buy, or build. The Architecture Review Lead helps projects rationalize critical design decisions and demonstrate their compliance with organization standards.”

ATPL+RUP is an IBM Ready for Rational software validated product and integrates with the IBM Software Delivery Platform. In particular, ATPL+RUP is designed to be used with IBM Method Composer (RMC), an Eclipse-based tool for defining and manage business and IT development methods.

Organizations interested in learning more about ATPL+RUP can contact APG at sales@aprocessgroup.com or visit the APG website at www.aprocessgroup.com/products/product-02-010402.

About APG
Armstrong Process Group, Inc., (APG) is committed to providing proven and practical process guidance for aligning IT capabilities with business strategy through the combination of integrated strategic process improvement consulting, customized classroom training, professional development products, and project coaching. APG is an Influencing member of the Object Management Group (OMG) and contributes to the UML 2.0 and SPEM 2.0 specifications. APG is a member of The Open Group Architecture Forum and contributes to the ongoing evolution of The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and the IT Architect Certification (ITAC) program. APG is also a contributor to the Eclipse Process Framework (EPF) initiative. APG is an IBM Business Partner, an IBM Independent Software Vendor, a Telelogic Partner, and a Value-Added Reseller for Sparx Systems. APG is a privately held corporation located in Hudson, Wisconsin. For more information, please see APG’s website at www.aprocessgroup.com.

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