Category Archives: Discussing ArchiMate

Posts discussing ArchiMate’s model/grammar.

Database Triggers in #ArchiMate — And a Wish

Recently, in a discussion in the ArchiMate LinkedIn Group, Tarun Godhwani started a discussion on modelling the triggers and tables of a database. Of course, one can wonder if it is useful to model these, but in case they are, the … Continue reading

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Modelling networking using the networking concepts of #ArchiMate

The rise of networking form the 1980’s onward may be considered the main driving force of the invention of enterprise architecture, itself a follow-up on what was until then known as system architecture. On the eve of the rise of … Continue reading

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Modelling Homogenous Landscapes in #ArchiMate (Classes and Instances)

This post is about two related things: modelling actual detailed architectures of large homogenous landscapes and the class versus instance issue in ArchiMate. Both are closely related. But before I start out, for those unacquainted with Object-Orientation, or Classes and … Continue reading

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The #ArchiMate Wish List: Junctions for All

Though I like ArchiMate, and I can (except for a few missing things such as Capability) model anything I encounter in the enterprise, I think some changes could make ArchiMate even more powerful. This is the first post in a … Continue reading

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Why is Stakeholder not a Role in #ArchiMate?

In Plato’s ‘Socratic Dialogue’ Protagoras, Socrates and Protagoras (the great ‘Sophist’) have a discussion on what knowledge and skill is and how people acquire these. I am reminded of that discussion as I am thinking about how to explain my reasoning … Continue reading

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Reframing #ArchiMate: about the physical domain, layers and recursion

In a previous post, I discussed the first ideas that came from thinking about modelling the physical side of an enterprise, things like printing presses, steel mills, etc., something not directly the domain of ArchiMate (nor EA in general for … Continue reading

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Modelling Physical Enterprise Architecture with #ArchiMate

Enterprises are not just about IT, and though EA started because of the chaos and complexity in IT, many real enterprises are not just about information. An ‘Enterprise’ Architecture that cannot describe the entire enterprise is not worth its name. … Continue reading

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