Category Archives: Using ArchiMate

Posts discussing how to use ArchiMate

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 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 metamodel.

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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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Modeling Virtual Data

Enough discussing proposed fixes and improvements for ArchiMate (here, here, here, here and here). Time for a ‘normal’ modelling post. This time about the concept of virtual data. Most of you will know what a virtual machine is, so what … Continue reading

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What is wrong with this picture?

It is time for another one in the “What’s wrong with this picture?” series. This time, I might maybe better have called it “What is not wrong with this picture?”. Here is the story.

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