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Stakeholder, A stakeholder is defined as the role of an individual, team, or organization (or classes thereof) that represents their interests in, or concerns relative to, the outcome of the architecture.
Driver, A driver is defined as something that creates, motivates, and fuels the change in an organization.
Assessment, An assessment is defined as the outcome of some analysis of some driver.
Goal, A goal is defined as an end state that a stakeholder intends to achieve.
Requirement, A requirement is defined as a statement of need that must be realized by a system.
Constraint, A constraint is defined as a restriction on the way in which a system is realized.
Principle, A principle is defined as a normative property of all systems in a given context, or the way in which they are realized.
Goal Realization Viewpoint
Goal Contribution Viewpoint
Requirements Realization Viewpoint
Structural, Which model the structural coherence of concepts of the same or different types., Derived Relationships
Dynamic, Which are used to model (temporal) dependencies between behavioral concepts.
Other, Which do not fall into one of the two above categories.
Association, Association models a relationship between objects that is not covered by another, more specific relationship., weight, 1, weakest structural relationship
Access, The access relationship models the access of behavioral concepts to business or data objects., weight, 2
Used By, The used by relationship models the use of services by processes, functions, or interactions and the access to interfaces by roles, components, or collaborations., weight, 3
Realization, The realization relationship links a logical entity with a more concrete entity that realizes it., weight, 4
Assignment, The assignment relationship links units of behavior with active elements (e.g., roles, components) that perform them, or roles with actors that fulfill them., weight, 5
Aggregation, The aggregation relationship indicates that an object groups a number of other objects., weight, 6
Composition, The composition relationship indicates that an object is composed of one or more other objects., weight, 7, strongest structural relationship
Flow, The flow relationship describes the exchange or transfer of, for example, information or value between processes, function, interactions, and events.
Triggering, The triggering relationship describes the temporal or causal relationships between processes, functions, interactions, and events.
Grouping, The grouping relationship indicates that objects, of the same type or different types, belong together based on some common characteristic.
Junction, A junction is used to connect relationships of the same type.
Specialization, The specialization relationship indicates that an object is a specialization of another object.
The Implementation and Migration extension re-uses the standard ArchiMate relationships.
Implementation and Migration Viewpoint
ArchiMate® Core (the core language)
Implementation and Migration extension
Business Layer, What is it?, Offers products and services to external customers, which are realized in the organization by business processes performed by business actors., Active Structure Concepts (formerly Structural Concepts), Business actor, What is it?, A business actor is defined as an organizational entity that is capable of performing behavior., Business role, What is it?, A business role is defined as the responsibility for performing specific behavior, to which an actor can be assigned., Business collaboration, What is it?, Business collaboration is defined as an aggregate of two or more business roles that work together to perform collective behavior., Business interface, What is it?, A business interface is defined as a point of access where a business service is made available to the environment., Location, What is it?, A location is defined as a conceptual point or extent in space., Behavioral Concepts, Business process, What is it?, A business process is defined as a behavior element that groups behavior based on an ordering of activities. It is intended to produce a defined set of products or business services., Business function, What is it?, A business function is defined as a behavior element that groups behavior based on a chosen set of criteria (typically required business resources and/or competences)., Business interaction, What is it?, A business interaction is defined as a behavior element that describes the behavior of a business collaboration., Business event, What is it?, A business event is defined as something that happens (internally or externally) and influences behavior., Business service, What is it?, A business service is defined as a service that fulfills a business need for a customer (internal or external to the organization)., Passive Structure Concepts (formerly Informational Concepts), Business object, What is it?, A business object is defined as a passive element that has relevance from a business perspective., Representation, What is it?, A representation is defined as a perceptible form of the information carried by a business object., Meaning, What is it?, Meaning is defined as the knowledge or expertise present in a business object or its representation, given a particular context., Value, What is it?, Value is defined as the relative worth, utility, or importance of a business service or product., Product, What is it?, A product is defined as a coherent collection of services, accompanied by a contract/set of agreements, which is offered as a whole to (internal or external) customers., Contract, What is it?, A contract is defined as a formal or informal specification of an agreement that specifies the rights and obligations associated with a product.
Application Layer, What is it?, Supports the business layer with application services which are realized by (software) applications., Active Structure Concepts (formerly Structural Concepts), Application component, Application collaboration, Application interface, Data object, Behavioral Concepts, Application function, Application interaction, Application service
Technology Layer, What is it?, Offers infrastructure services (e.g., processing, storage, and communication services) needed to run applications, realized by computer and communication hardware and system software., Active Structure Concepts (formerly Structural Concepts), Node, Device, System software, Infrastructure interface, Network, Communication path, Behavioral Concepts, Infrastructure function, Infrastructure service, Passive Structure Concepts (formerly Informational Concepts), Artifact
Each layer has dedicated set of Elements called Concepts
ArchiMate® Core language consists of 3 types of elements (aka. Aspects):, Active Structure Concepts (formerly Structural Concepts), see Active Structure Concepts (formerly Structural Concepts), Behavior elements, see Behavioral Concepts, Passive Structure Concepts (formerly Informational Concepts), see Passive Structure Concepts
Elements can interact and collaborate.
Elements have relationships of different types.
A “view” is what you see
A “viewpoint” is where you are looking from.
Actor Co-operation Viewpoint
Business Function Viewpoint
Business Process Viewpoint
Business Process Co-operation Viewpoint
Application Behavior Viewpoint
Application Co-operation Viewpoint
Application Structure Viewpoint
Application Usage Viewpoint
Infrastructure Usage Viewpoint
Implementation and Deployment Viewpoint
Information Structure Viewpoint
Service Realization Viewpoint
Landscape Map Viewpoint
by purpose, 3 classifications, Designing, Deciding, Informing
by content, 3 classifications, Details, Coherence, Overview
A collaboration is defined as a (temporary) grouping (or aggregation) of two or more structure elements, working together to perform some collective behavior.
An interaction is defined as a unit of behavior performed by a collaboration of two or more structure elements.