A Control Framework for Current State Architecture (#ArchiMate) Models

We have a very large Current State Architecture (CSA) model, consisting of 25,000 elements and relations that are also visually maintained in views. Attached to that another 50,000 elements and relations are in a satellite model that has no neatly…

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…

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…

Announcing Mastering ArchiMate Edition 1

I'm happy to announce the public availability (and downloadable PDF) of Mastering ArchiMate – Edition I, a book about the ArchiMate Enterprise Architecture language. My apologies for the inconvenience, but the book has its own full page now where information…