Modelling Homogenous Landscapes in #ArchiMate (Classes and Instances)

This post is about two related things: modelling actual detailed architectures of large homogenous landscapes and the class versus instance issue in ArchiMate. Both are closely related. But before I start out, for those unacquainted with Object-Orientation, or Classes and…

The Archi #ArchiMate tool is looking for sponsors

Just a short note today. The Open Source Archi Tool used to be supported by a UK University. It isn't anymore. The university has stopped its sponsoring and Archi's developer (Phil Beauvoir) has left the university and started an initiative…

Why is Stakeholder not a Role in #ArchiMate?

In Plato's 'Socratic Dialogue' Protagoras, Socrates and Protagoras (the great 'Sophist') have a discussion on what knowledge and skill is and how people acquire these. I am reminded of that discussion as I am thinking about how to explain my reasoning…

Reframing #ArchiMate: about the physical domain, layers and recursion

In a previous post, I discussed the first ideas that came from thinking about modelling the physical side of an enterprise, things like printing presses, steel mills, etc., something not directly the domain of ArchiMate (nor EA in general for…

The tool support package for Mastering #ArchiMate has been released

Just a short post to inform you that the tool support package for Mastering ArchiMate's method & style has been released.It contains: The colour preferences file for Archi (the Open Source ArchiMate modelling tool) Stencils for OmniGraffle (Mac drawing program…

Modelling Physical Enterprise Architecture with #ArchiMate

Enterprises are not just about IT, and though EA started because of the chaos and complexity in IT, many real enterprises are not just about information. An 'Enterprise' Architecture that cannot describe the entire enterprise is not worth its name.…