Mastering ArchiMate 3.1 is now available

Hurrah! Mastering ArchiMate 3.1 is now live. You can read about it on the book's home page. And you can buy it there. All customers who bought the previous edition on or after 5 Nov 2019 (the date version 3.1…

Who's in Charge? (Layers? What Layers! — 2)

ArchiMate 3, at first glance, looks like a very orthodox IT-oriented enterprise architecture modeling langage. It can show how the business is supported ('service-oriented') by applications which are supported ('service-oriented') by infrastructure. This has been the Core of ArchiMate's view…

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…