Meet me at the ArchiMate User Group Meeting on Wednesday Oct 25, 2017

On October 25, 2017 from 14:00-17:00, there will be at the open (no need to register for the conference) inaugural ArchiMate User Group Meeting hosted by The Open Group. I plan to attend this meeting, so if you want to meet, be there. Before and afterwards I will be at approximately the same location, but not at the TOG Event (which runs for four days), so there are more opportunities to make appointments.


Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
Kattengat 1
Amsterdam 1012 SZ

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Discounts for eligible users for Mastering #Archimate Edition III have been sent

Actually, they were sent last Friday already, but I forgot to mention it here too. Discounts for eligible users for Mastering Archimate Edition III have been sent. Note: except for a few special larger license deals.

If you paid for Mastering ArchiMate Edition II Full PDF before June 14, 2016, you should have received instructions how to get Edition III at a 50% discount. If you haven’t, contact me.

The discount period is time limited and runs to September 8.


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The Free Upgrade to Mastering #ArchiMate III has been sent out to eligible readers

The book is now available, but the home page for it is not ready yet. However, those eligible for a free upgrade are currently receiving the download link in their mailboxes.


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Sale of Mastering #ArchiMate II disabled

I have disabled the sale of the Mastering ArchiMate II PDF (and the Bundle), while I update the site and the sales system for Mastering ArchiMate III and send a free update to those eligible.

Note, there has been some confusion about if you have to do something to get the free or discounted Mastering ArchiMate III PDF. The answer is no. The mailing earlier this week said that if you had bought not paying through the website (but paying me directly, e.g. to buy a physical/PDF bundle) you had to, but I think I can solve that too. This means that everyone who has ever paid for Mastering ArchiMate will automatically get what he or she is entitled to. It will just take a bit of time, for which I hope you can have some understanding.

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Mastering #ArchiMate Edition III is done

Well, I can finally say: Mastering #ArchiMate Edition III is done. It will take a bit of time to get it in your hands, but I am close. Some notes:

  • PDF and Free Syntax Excerpt PDF will be released first and as soon as possible. Hardcover will follow later, that requires more work. End of September is my goal for the hardcover.
  • The Free Syntax Excerpt is almost a book by itself, 56 pages including cover and it covers all of ArchiMate 3.

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ArchiMate 3.0.1

The Open Group has just released its ‘Technical Corrigendum No. 1’ (TC1) for ArchiMate 3.0 from June 2016. TC1. It is a substantial improvement over 3.0 even if it is just a minor version upgrade. Part of the change is that they finally have put the logic in the text that is used to calculate the table of ‘allowed relations’ from the direct relations mentioned in the definitions. Given that that table in 3.0 was (and is) — according to TOG — the final arbiter on allowed relations, and given that there were thousands of errors in it (as I reported last February), the 3.0 standard was technically unusable. As it is now and after a quick review, I’m quite happy with the result.

My freely downloadable metamodel PDF has been updated.

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How does the API-economy differ from the SOA approach of the past? An ArchiMate answer.

These days, there is a lot of talk about the ‘API Economy’: a world filled with systems providing services to other systems using (above all RESTful) services. It would be easy to miss the fact that this isn’t new at all. It used to be called ‘Service Oriented Architecture’ (SOA). That these are the same becomes rather clear when you try to model it in ArchiMate. Continue reading

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