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ArchiMate Modeling in Practice Top-down: App and infra models

posted by Bas van Gils & Sven van Dijk on Mar 10, 2015

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In this post we continue to describe examples for ArchiMate modeling using a top-down modeling strategy. In the previous posting we presented some examples from the business architecture domain, in this posting we will cover three examples in the IT domain:  




ArchiMate Modeling in Practice - Conclusion

posted by Bas van Gils & Sven van Dijk on Dec 21, 2013

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Over the last few weeks we have posted a series of articles about the challenges at BriteLite and the way Brenda the Architect has helped solve them using architecture practices in general, and ArchiMate in particular. 




ArchiMate Modeling in Practice - Change Portfolio

posted by Bas van Gils & Sven van Dijk on Dec 4, 2013

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The buzz in the organization is increasing as time passes. People have noticed that Brenda’s team is moving on from “just architecture” to road mapping and there is a lot of talk at the coffee machine about how things will commence in the (near) future. Through newsletters and attendance at (management) meetings, Brenda has made sure that everyone is up to date on progress.




ArchiMate Modeling in Practice - Planning realization

posted by Bas van Gils & Sven van Dijk on Nov 25, 2013

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The work for gap analysis is in full swing. The team found the approach “a lot of work, but doable”. One of the team members justly remarked that “getting and modelling the information is one thing, but maintaining it will be another”.




ArchiMate Modeling in Practice – Gap Analysis

posted by Bas van Gils & Sven van Dijk on Oct 28, 2013

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With the pressure on, the team has the feeling that they are “working around the clock”. Surely, the target model keeps growing fast, also because the reference models provide a good starting point. Still, the team has clearly stated that they had hoped to have more concrete results. This is probably due to the fact that a lot of people in the organization want to get started in realizing the architecture, rather than continually fleshing it out in more detail.




ArchiMate Modeling in Practice - Defining the application landscape

posted by Bas van Gils & Sven van Dijk on Oct 21, 2013

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The team is in full swing now, very much aware of the fact that ‘the pressure is on’. The reference models are in a “good enough” form at the moment, and some of the grumbling from management seems to be fading away. Through informal channels, the team has learned that part of the frustration seems to come from the fact that an audit (“quick scan”) by an external party has resulted in advise to management to “speed things up a notch”. So much for careful planning!




ArchiMate Modeling in Practice – Reference models

posted by Bas van Gils & Sven van Dijk on Oct 7, 2013

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Fleshing out the co-existence pattern was hard work for the team: Brenda had to coach them through the project, staying away from the technical details such as deployment until the concept is clearly understood and the actual go-ahead from management is obtained.




ArchiMate from theory to practice: series overview

posted by Bas van Gils & Sven van Dijk on Oct 7, 2013

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Enterprise modeling is an increasingly important topic for many organizations. It is widely recognized that models help understand the complex interplay of all elements that make up an organization. One of our clients uses “POPIT” (People, Organization, Process, Information and Technology) as an abbreviation to denote some of these elements. It is easy to extend this with service offering, culture, and many other aspects.




ArchiMate Modeling in Practice – Fleshing out the MDM part

posted by Bas van Gils & Sven van Dijk on Sep 30, 2013

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The team is excited about the news that they can go ahead with fleshing out the target architecture. They are particularly enthusiastic about going for a combination of best-of-breed systems mixed with an MDM solution. There is still some caution as Brenda has made it very clear that there was some ‘glazing over’ during the presentation.




ArchiMate Modeling in Practice - wrapping up the baseline architecture

posted by Bas van Gils & Sven van Dijk on Sep 16, 2013

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Early in the week, the baseline team announces that they are almost done with their work. There are a few more points to flesh out, but overall the structure is there. The team has brought along the following diagram to illustrate their way of working: