The last quiz was quite a while ago I am sorry to say. But today I am offering a new one. My quizzes in the past often where there to illustrate some weirdness in ArchiMate or something that could trip you up. This time, to answer it correctly you need at least to understand ArchiMate 3.1 pretty well as the questions are somewhat cryptic. In case you are not very experienced, wait for the solution as it will explain matters in detail.
[Update 23/7: I accidentally used the wrong images, being sloppy. Thanks for spotting it Jean-Baptiste.]
The quiz is about the following two diagrams, this one:
and this one:
The quiz consists of the following questions:
- ‘What’ do these diagrams illustrate about the ArchiMate language? (One point)
- How many of these ‘whats’ are there? (One point for a good answer, one bonus point for the number of additional ‘whats’ that makes it complete)
- What analytical observation can be made about frameworks in general and ArchiMate in particular related to the above and what is the cause of this? (Open question, points awarded by the jury (me) based on cleverness, wit, meaningfulness)
Answers to be given in the comment section below (answers elsewhere do not count). Prize awarded when there is at least a valid answer that covers 1 and 2.
Winners [Update 6 Aug 2020]
The official answers are in the follow-up post: The Answer to the July 2020 ArchiMate Quiz.
Nobody gave a valid answer for 1 and 2 as requested (I think Jean-Baptiste, who was of course correct on #1, simply forgot to answer #2). But not giving a prize is a downer, so I will be awarding two coupon codes for a free download of either or both of my books (if the winner already has my books, the coupon code can be given to a colleague, friend, lover, boss, framed and hung on a wall, you get the idea). So the winners are:
- Jean-Baptiste Sarrodie for answering #1 correctly
- Hans Bosma for giving the best (succinct, but best) answer to #3
Coupon codes coming up. Congrats.