Category Archives: Using ArchiMate

Posts discussing how to use ArchiMate

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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Modelling processes in ArchiMate

ArchiMate is not a process modelling language. It has only limited support for process modelling. That is why I personally prefer to combine BPMN with ArchiMate, but that is not trivial (as explained here and here). In the book there … Continue reading

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