Deliverables, Artifacts and BBs


 The TOGAF® Content Framework which comprises of the TOGAF® Meta-model describes three key elements, deliverables, artifacts and building blocks



An output of the activities that are conducted whilst executing the ADM.  Can be created in any of the ADM phases.  It is contractual and has signatures associated with.


A constituent part of a deliverable.  Can be a Catalogue (list), Matrices (two dimensional grid) or a Diagram (such as a workflow or use case diagram) exclusively.

Building Block

A potentially reusable component off the business.  It will have a type that corresponds to a type within your meta-model

UML Model