Category Archives: Using ArchiMate

Posts discussing how to use ArchiMate

An #ArchiMate Quiz Question

Now that Edition III of the book is done, there is finally some time for some old-fashioned ArchiMate fun. So, as a variation on the theme “what is wrong with this picture“, I would like to invite you to a … 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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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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ArchiMate 3.0.1 metamodel PDF

I’ve created a PDF that  you can print two sided (and laminate if you like) to have easy access to the ArchiMate 3.0.1 metamodel. (Last updated: 9 Aug 2017)

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Process Modelling in ArchiMate in BiZZdesign Architect

A short while ago I wrote about using ArchiMate to model processes instead of the (agreed, vastly superiour) BPMN language. What I did was change the visuals on ArchiMate elements to support this and I also did a few things … Continue reading

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