Mapping #BPMN and #ArchiMate: About BPMN’s ‘Pool’

Earlier, I wrote about an ongoing attempt to map #BPMN to #ArchiMate. Now that some time has passed, we have come to a solution, though at this stage it is not yet 100% complete. In a couple of posts, I…

#ArchiMate #OmniGraffle Stencils GW-Style

As my drawing tool for free model-drawing is OmniGraffle on the Mac (which, I might add is an extremely good and intelligent free model-drawing program). There are ArchiMate 2.0 stencils (to be found on GraffleTopia) but they have the layered-color…

Mapping #BPMN and #ArchiMate, first thoughts

ArchiMate is an open standard for modeling Enterprise Architecture. It can be used in many ways. One of these is a good Current State Architecture description: your current landscape of business and IT, coherently modeled with enough detail to be…

Good International Print Shop for Professional Prints

One licensee informed me of a good and affordable print shop for printing the Mastering ArchiMate book in a professional form (so, edge-to-edge, full color, spiral bound). It is Pixart Printing and he gave me the correct settings which I…

Abstraction versus Precision in ArchiMate

We architects love abstraction. Abstraction makes the nitty gritty and complex details disappear. Abstraction makes the unmanageable manageable. Our business colleagues also love it when we produce abstractions. It makes our end products easier to digest. In ArchiMate, you can…

Missing from ArchiMate: (Business) Capability?

One of the most often heard complaints about ArchiMate is that the concept Capability is missing. People often use ArchiMate's Business Function for Capability as it comes closest. Are they right? And: What is 'Capability' and how should we model…