Technology Standards

The University of Minnesota enterprise architecture program is based on The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), and is in alignment with and support of University information security. 

These are standards designed to provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining, and improving University information technology and enterprise architecture that will meet the unique business requirements of the University going forward. The foundational standard regarding the creation of documentation for information technology standards available.

Standards Maintenance

The technology review board maintains the University of Minnesota technology standards. The inventory, a quarterly snapshot of technology in use at the University of Minnesota, adheres to the TRM framework and provides use guidance according to the above designations.

Additions, Removals, or Modifications

Additions, removals, or modifications to the University technology standards will be published on a quarterly basis. Requests to change the a technology's use guidance, or to add or remove technologies will be done with TRB review and Enterprise Architect approval. Requests can be submitted through the TRB form.

Quarterly Review

Each quarter the TRB reviews the University technology standards. The TRB will provide two weeks notice to technology owners that a review is underway. Domain experts will discuss technologies where questions have been raised, and give feedback. Based on determinations made, the TRB will update the list, and publish it (out-of-band updates will be included).

Exception Process

Exceptions can be requested through the TRB form. The University Enterprise Architect will provide exception approval. Approved exceptions will be logged for annual review.