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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The ArchiMate 3.0 Relations Table…

…has serious, and many, errors. According to my personal analysis, 152 valid relations are missing, and potentially 2941 relations that are in that table shouldn’t be, if the text of the standard is to be believed or if we use some common sense. … Continue reading

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Another Milestone

It has been almost a month ago that it happened (but I had other things one my mind), but it did happen. This blog passed the 300,000 views mark and also the 100,000 viewers mark. Thank you all for reading, … Continue reading

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Who’s in Charge? (Layers? What Layers! — 2)

ArchiMate 3, at first glance, looks like a very orthodox IT-oriented enterprise architecture modeling langage. It can show how the business is supported (‘service-oriented’) by applications which are supported (‘service-oriented’) by infrastructure. This has been the Core of ArchiMate’s view … Continue reading

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What is wrong with this picture?

Time for another — this time very short — educational quiz post. Look at the following diagram (in the Mastering ArchiMate colour scheme). Is this OK?

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