Combining ArchiMate® 3.0 with Other Standards – UML / SysML / ERD

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Joost Niehof on Sep 8, 2016

As we stated in the introduction to this blog series, ArchiMate models can usefully be combined with models in other techniques, in order to zoom in on specific aspects of your enterprise. If these models are tied in to an overall enterprise architecture model in ArchiMate, an integrated model of the enterprise can be constructed that relates (sub)models from formerly separate domains in a meaningful way.




Combining ArchiMate® 3.0 with Other Standards – BPMN

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Joost Niehof on Sep 6, 2016

As we explained in the first blog of this series , the ArchiMate language is not intended to replace other standards and modeling approaches. For many domains, there are languages and techniques available that provide more detailed descriptions.




Combining ArchiMate® 3.0 with Other Standards – BMM / BS / BMC

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Joost Niehof on Sep 1, 2016

As we have described in our previous blog , the ArchiMate language is not intended to replace other standards and modeling approaches, but rather to connect them. In this blog, we will focus on relating ArchiMate to several management-oriented techniques: The Business Motivation Model, Balanced Scorecard, and Business Model Canvas.




Combining ArchiMate® 3.0 with Other Standards – Introduction

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Joost Niehof on Aug 30, 2016

The ArchiMate language is not intended to replace other standards and modeling approaches. For many domains, there are languages and techniques available that provide more detailed descriptions. Those languages, such as UML, BPMN and others, have a narrower scope (e.g. UML for specifying software, BPMN for business processes) than ArchiMate, but they lack concepts for relating these to other domains.




ArchiMate® 3.0 - Grouping and Junctions

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Henk Jonkers on Aug 25, 2016

In our previous blog, we outlined some of the most important changes in relationships in ArchiMate 3.0. But there is more… This blog will discuss changes relating to the Grouping and Junction concepts.




ArchiMate® 3.0 - Improvements in Relationships

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Henk Jonkers on Aug 23, 2016

In our previous blogs, we have mainly focused on the new layers and elements of the ArchiMate 3.0 language. Although these concepts are the first changes that catch the eye in ArchiMate 3.0, there are also several improvements in the use of relationships.




ArchiMate® 3.0 - Use in Manufacturing

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Rob Kroese on Jul 18, 2016

In this blog, we will show you how the new ArchiMate 3.0 concepts for modeling the physical world can be used to describe the domains of manufacturing and logistics. We will do this by using one of the common ArchiMate case studies published by The Open Group, ArchiMetal.




ArchiMate® 3.0 - Internet of Things

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Joost Niehof on Jul 11, 2016

In a previous blog on the ‘Digital Customer Intimacy’ strategy of our example insurance company ArchiSurance, we outlined that they intend to use more detailed customer data to improve customer interaction and satisfaction, and to determine customized insurance premiums. To this end, they want to use the Internet of Things, acquiring data from smart, connected devices such as personal fitness trackers, black boxes in vehicles, home automation gateways, fleet management systems, in-store RFID devices, or smart building sensors.




 ArchiMate® 3.0 - Capability Realization

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Adina Aldea on Jul 7, 2016

As we have seen in the previous blog, ArchiSurance wants to establish several new capabilities to support its ‘Digital Customer Intimacy’ strategy, such as Digital Customer Management, Data-Driven Insurance, Data Acquisition, and Data Analysis. Positioning these in the context of its current capabilities leads to the following figure, using the ‘highlight’ function of BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio to emphasize these new elements.




ArchiMate® 3.0 - Capability Analysis

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Adina Aldea on Jul 4, 2016

In our previous blog, we briefly outlined the two strategic options that our example insurance company ArchiSurance is exploring. By analyzing the operational excellence strategy, they have benchmarked their efficiency against the industry average: average capabilities are shown in blue, above-average capabilities in green and below-average capabilities in red (Figure 1).