The industry experts in integrating architecture standards and frameworks together and helping companies adopt them.

that make standards real

No single industry standard or reference framework will meet all your company’s needs. TOGAF, BIZBOK, UML, SysML, ArchiMate, BPMN, ITIL, PMBOK, SAFe, BABOK, IT4IT and TM Forum Frameworx… they each have things they do well and areas where they fall short.

Armstrong Process Group is the industry experts in integrating architecture standards and frameworks and helping companies adopt them. APG is led by Chris Armstrong, a master architect and recognized industry leader in this field who has helped hundreds of companies and government organizations leverage standards and frameworks in their architecture practices. We can do the same for your company!

Integrating Standards

APG will help you identify which architecture standards and frameworks are best suited to meet your company’s needs. We’ll guide you through the process of developing them into an integrated metamodel, set of processes, and tool configurations to meet your unique needs.

You would invest months of time trying to figure this out on your own and years trying to get things working.  We are the experts at this, with decades of experience over hundreds of implementation projects.  We will help you get the job done right in a lot less time so you can focus on solving your company’s business problems.

Standards Training

Do you need your employees to have a piece of paper that says they are certified on a particular standard or do you really need them to be more productive in doing their job as architects?  At APG, our training offerings are focused on applying the concepts found in various industry standards to your real-world problems. We will teach your architects the skills and experience they need to create better architectures.  

  • Enterprise Architecture using TOGAF and ArchiMate
  • Business Architecture using BIZBOK
  • Model Based Systems Engineering using SysML
  • Business Process Modeling using BPMN
  • Integrating Architecture content into your ITSM processes

The goal of our training coursesis knowledge and productivity.

Implementing standards in Architecture tools

Business, Enterprise and Solution Architects need the right set of modeling tools to do their job effectively. APG in partnership with Sparx Systems provide a set of standards-based add-ins for the world’s leading architecture modeling tool, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. With over 850,000 users worldwide

If you are going to use industry standards as a part of your architecture practice, you are going to need to configure your architecture tools to align to those standards. That includes things like tailoring the metamodel of your architecture repository, adapting governance processes, aligning roles and perspectives within the tool, and integrating your architecture platform with other systems (like your ITSM system or agile project management system). 

APG + Sparx Systems

APG and Sparx can help you transform industry standards and frameworks from great ideas into powerful tools to drive change within your organization. We use proven, practical processes to make standards real.

Standards Development

Developing industry standards is a collaborative effort, bringing together thought leaders across companies, governments and educational institutions in support of a common purpose. APG is proud to be active participants in the standards development process for over 15 years.  We contribute to building many of the standards that our customers use today.  

Industry standards partners we work with:

The Open Group

  • ArchiMate
  • IT4IT Reference Architecture
  • Digital Practitioner Body of Knowledge

Object Management Group

  • BPMN
  • UML
  • SysML

Business Architecture Guild

  • BIZBOK Guide to Business Architecture
  • Industry Reference Models

TM Forum (Telecom Industry)

  • Frameworx: eTOM, SID, TAM, Open APIs
  • Business Architecture Reference Model
  • Open Digital Architecture

Through our ongoing participation with some of the world’s leading standard organizations, we continue to pursue our mission of “Making standards real”

Telling the standards story

Standards evangelism and giving back is a big part of what we do. Through working with customers, applying standards and industry frameworks to real-world business problems, APG develops valuable insights that we regularly contribute back to the industry in the form of presentations and publications.

Recent events:

  • Twin Cities Business Architecture Forum 2019
  • The Open Group Denver – July 2019
  • Digital Transformation World 2019
  • Midwest Architecture Community Conference (MACC) 2018

Request Chris to speak at your event

About Chris Armstrong

Chris Armstrong is President of Armstrong Process Group and Chief Architect of Sparx Services North America.  He is an internationally recognized thought leader in business and enterprise architecture, formal modeling techniques, process improvement, systems and software engineering, requirements management, and agile development with over 25 years of standards experience.

Chris Armstrong represents APG at The Open Group, the Object Management Group, the Business Architecture Guild, and the TM Forum – contributing to the ongoing evolution of architecture and modeling standards. Chris is certified in TOGAF, ArchiMate, IT4IT, Open FAIR, UML and SysML.


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