International Standards, Reference Models and Publications Quick Guide

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Van Haren Publishing recently published their 2012 - 2013 Global Standards and Publications book free online for all to use. 

I look at this book as a quick guide or a primer to the landscape of standards globally. The purpose isn't to give you deep knowledge into each one of these but rather give the overall landscape of standards that you can leverage in your day to day architecture efforts. As you seen in frameworks like TOGAF where the first step in is to "Select Reference Models", this is a one list you can pull from to see if there is any reuse out there so you don't have to go into the "think tank" and reinvent a practice, standard or tool that is already been vetted in the community. 

This book does a great job pulling in emerging standards and even some of the lesser known ones as well from around the globe. Below is a list of the standards covered in the book:

  • Agile
  • Amsterdam Information Management Model (AIM)
  • ArchiMate®
  • ASL®
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • BiSL®
  • CATS CM®
  • CMMI®
  • COBIT®
  • EFQM
  • eSCM-CL
  • eSCM-SP
  • Frameworx
  • ICB®
  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14000
  • ISO/IEC 15504
  • ISO/IEC 27000 series
  • ISO 31000
  • ISO 38500
  • ISO/IEC 20000
  • ITIL®
  • Lean management
  • M_o_R®
  • MoP™
  • MSP®
  • P3O®
  • PMBOK® Guide
  • PRINCE2®
  • SABSA®
  • Scrum
  • Six Sigma
  • SqEME®
  • TMap® NEXT
  • TOGAF®


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