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Company ProfileReal IRM is a leading enterprise architecture specialist, offering a comprehensive portfolio of products and services worldwide.  The company has transformed enterprise architecture into a real, practical deliverable that creates sustainable business advantage and adds value to business operations, regardless of size or complexity.

As a member and the exclusive representative of The Open Group in South Africa, Real IRM is helping to set the standards for enterprise architecture worldwide.

Real IRM’s Enterprise Architecture Solutions

The company’s products and services include:

  • Enterprise architecture consulting services: offering a sustainable, business-appropriate enterprise architecture capability.  Real IRM’s practical, technology-neutral approach includes TOGAF® and the Zachman Framework.
  • Outsourced enterprise architecture practice: providing support services including enterprise architecture framework management, content management, repository management, and product and user support.
  • Enterprise architecture tools: providing technical solutions that extend the functionality of, and enable the integration between, enterprise architecture tools.
  • Enterprise architecture education and training: presenting training courses on a variety of enterprise architecture-related topics.
  • Certification: creating and presenting internationally recognised certification programmes for enterprise architects based on The Open Group’s standards.

The Open Group

The Open Group is vendor-independent and technology-neutral consortium that focuses on “making standards work”. Having been active in the architecture domain for over a decade, The Open Group has developed and made TOGAF® freely available as an open framework and method for enterprise architecture. 

Real IRM is the South African representative of The Open Group. It hosts regional enterprise architecture seminars, bringing together customers, vendors, consultants, governments and academics who benefit from each others’ experiences.  The Open Group’s members are also invited to contribute to the global standard by attending and participating in TOGAF® development workshops.

Latest News

After a longstanding debate over the compatibility and relationship between enterprise architecture and Agile methodologies, The Open Group has released its Open Agile Architecture standard - a standard that provides guidance and best practices for enterprise architects transitioning to Agile met

For the first time since the Enterprise Architecture Forum’s inception in 2004, The Open Group South Africa is proud to have held a live, virtual Enterprise Architecture forum. The mostly-monthly event took place on the 25th of June 2020.

The Open Group South Africa is proud to announce that the number of TOGAF® 9 individual certifications has passed the major milestone of 100 000. These certifications span 149 countries throughout the world.

As of May 2020, the number of TOGAF 9 certifications is growing rapidly and is about to surpass 100 000 (the number is currently 98 900). This number includes certified individuals from 149 countries.

November 2019 saw The Open Group release its latest version of the ArchiMate ® modeling language for Enterprise Architecture.

The month of October saw The Open Group South Africa host its “mostly-monthly” EA Forum at FirstRand’s, Merchant Place in Sandton., and again in Cape Town, the following afternoon, at the Hyde Hotel.

2019 has seen the launch of The Open Group’s TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1 qualification. Real IRM prides itself as being the only service provider to offer this accredited course and credential in South Africa.

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