ArchiMate Quiz Solution: A Common Cause

June 22, I posted another ArchiMate quiz question: ArchiMate Quiz: A Common Cause. It's been a while, but here is the discussion of the 'solution'. The quiz started with the following two ArchiMate snippets (in Mastering ArchiMate colours, where ‘deep’ is…

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.…

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? [Completed post (from this point on) revealed on 21/Sep/2016] First, let's look at why this…

An AchiMate 3 Map (Layers? What Layers! — 1)

ArchiMate 3 is setup with 5-6 layers (Strategy, Business, Application, Technology/Physical, Implementation) and 4 aspects: (Passive and Active) Structure, Behaviour and Motivation. Quoting the standard: This looks daunting until you realise that not everything that is called a 'layer' is…

ArchiMate 3.0: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

On June 14, the 3.0 version of the ArchiMate standard was unveiled during the Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2016. Time for a review. I’ve divided it up in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, with The Good standing for changes…