ArchiMate doesn’t make communication to management easier

Architects generally wrestle with the problem of communicating their complex world of dependencies to stakeholders. Those that created the ArchiMate language hoped that making a better language would enable clearer communication. While ArchiMate does enable more precise communication than your average…

About analysis of ArchiMate models

A while back, I wrote in the blog post ArchiMate is overrated (and underrated) that using ArchiMate doesn't really have that much added value for communicating simple, high-level views to stakeholders (users, management), but its structure does bring advantages that enables us to…

Modelling Self-Service in #ArchiMate

I wrote a post on Chess and the Art of Enterprise Architecture about ways to look at self-service from an architectural perspective: "I, Robot" – there is no such thing as 'Customer Self-Service'.  In it, I argue that saying that…

Database Triggers in #ArchiMate — And a Wish

Recently, in a discussion in the ArchiMate LinkedIn Group, Tarun Godhwani started a discussion on modelling the triggers and tables of a database. Of course, one can wonder if it is useful to model these, but in case they are, the…

New PDF Pricing for Mastering #ArchiMate per 1/1/2015

The EU has instigated new sales tax rules which force people selling in the EU to charge the sales tax of the country where the buyer is located. This is a rule designed to fight tax evasion by large companies.…

Christmas 2014 Archi & Mastering #ArchiMate special

This Christmas, there is a special deal for Mastering ArchiMate. From today until New Years Day, you can buy Mastering ArchiMate Edition II with a discount and at the same time support the development of the free open source Archi modelling tool…

Black Friday Deal for Mastering ArchiMate Edition II PDF

Just a short note. If you buy the PDF of Mastering ArchiMate Edition II via DPD (see link on the Mastering ArchiMate Edition II book page) on Black Friday 2014 (Friday November 28), and enter the coupon code BFD2014, you…

Modelling networking using the networking concepts of #ArchiMate

The rise of networking form the 1980's onward may be considered the main driving force of the invention of enterprise architecture, itself a follow-up on what was until then known as system architecture. On the eve of the rise of…