Just a quicky: I have published a preferences file for Archi that you can load to get the 9-colour scheme that is use in my book. See the book main page for a link to the preferences file. If you use it, the default object colouring is like this (example):
On The Open Group London 2013, I presented the link between BPMN and ArchiMate we have designed. I hereby distribute a draft section of the upcoming Edition II of Mastering ArchiMate that describes this link.
We have a very large Current State Architecture (CSA) model, consisting of 25,000 elements and relations that are also visually maintained in views. Attached to that another 50,000 elements and relations are in a satellite model that has no neatly laid out views but is used to semi-automatically maintain coherence with other ‘models’ in our organisation. Our CSA model was recently formally (internally) audited (yet another step to maturity). Continue reading
In a previous post, I asked What is wrong with this picture? It was a diagram about a bank offering a telbanking solution to their customers. I asked readers to try to find the problem and within a day or so they did. Here is the expanded story. Continue reading
As I was looking at materials to review, I came across this diagram:
As people who have read this blog may know: I have a bit of serious experience with ArchiMate. Not just modelling: I’ve written a reasonably well-received book about it. It’s basic explanation was clear enough for The Open Group to like to have it as a White Paper.
Now, I just love teaching. Not just in writing (as you may have noticed), but also in the flesh. Especially the way you can shape interaction and take people along is fun. If teaching turns into `collectively investigating’ the experience is not only most effective but also the most enjoyable. Continue reading