ArchiMate 3.0 Released by The Open Group

The ArchiMate Forum of the Open Group released the ArchiMate 3.0 specification supported by a set of announcements and events (see official blog post here). Thus, I think it is reasonable to provide an overview of the existing information and update my knowledge base. Please find below a list of links in relation to the … Continue reading ArchiMate 3.0 Released by The Open Group

The Myth of Digital Transformation

At the moment Digital Transformation (sometimes also called Digitalization or just Digital) is a prevalent term used on the Internet, in research and various industries. The behemoths of the consulting business have shaped offerings around Digital Transformation (e.g. Accenture, PWC, CapGemini, McKinsey) and established research organizations have embraced the theme (e.g. MIT Center for Digital Business, Digital Business … Continue reading The Myth of Digital Transformation

The Open Group released ArchiMate 2.1

Actually ArchiMate 2.1 is a specification maintenance release incorporating comments, corrections and clarification issues which were raised since version 2.0. For further details with respect to the changes refer to this official blog post by The Open Group. In addition a detailed listing of the changes is available as a dedicated document. Only hours after the release, … Continue reading The Open Group released ArchiMate 2.1

The Open Group Introduced New Standards Supporting Risk Management

At the latest The Open Group conference in London the Security Forum introduced version 2.0 of the Risk Taxonomy (O-RT) technical standard and released the new technical standard Risk Analysis (O-RA). The new version of the Risk Taxonomy standard incorporates some minor updates based on the feedback by practitioners that have been using it. As … Continue reading The Open Group Introduced New Standards Supporting Risk Management

The Open Group Released a Business Reference Model for the Natural Resources Industry

The Exploration, Mining, Metals and Minerals (EMMM) Forum of The Open Group developed a business reference model that has been approved as an Open Group Technical Standard (see The Open Group Blog post here). The reference model focuses on the natural resources industry, i.e. the high-level business processes of different mining organisations dealing with all … Continue reading The Open Group Released a Business Reference Model for the Natural Resources Industry

The Role of the Enterprise Architect as a Sherpa

When thinking of the role of an enterprise architect, I came up with the idea of comparing the enterprise architect with the role of a sherpa. In government, a sherpa is a person who represents a head of state or government and prepares international summits, especially the G8 summit. Sherpas meet before the official summits … Continue reading The Role of the Enterprise Architect as a Sherpa

Mastering ArchiMate Edition I by Gerben Wierda

During The Open Group conference in Barcelona Gerben Wierda released his book Mastering ArchiMate Edition I. It contains an introduction to the ArchiMate language and documents his practical experience using the language within the financial domain. The book is available freely under a ‘begware’ license and I suggest that you donate or buy a licence if you use it commercially.

No Politics, Just Great Architecture

A few days ago a friend of mine changed the short description of his business on his Linkedin page to the slogan: 'No politics, just delivery.'. What a brilliant slogan! He's working in the IT project business for many years and I assume that he's tired of all these projects that are heavily influenced by … Continue reading No Politics, Just Great Architecture

The Open Group has been released ArchiMate 2.0

The ArchiMate Forum members had the new version on their desk for quite some time. I think The Open Group coordinated the release intentionally with its ongoing  conference in San Franscisco and let me wait for it 😉 Anyway the version 2.0 contains the main enhancements as I expected: The motivation and implementation/migration extensions are … Continue reading The Open Group has been released ArchiMate 2.0

Upcoming Webinar on Working with Flexible EA Metamodels

Avolution will host a webinar on behalf of the The Open Group entitled: 'Hybrid EA frameworks – TOGAF® 9.1 + ArchiMate® + BPMN + MoDAF/DoDAF = TOGAF®+?'. Join this hands-on webinar to learn how easy your EA metamodel can be extended and changed when using Avolution's enterprise modelling solution ABACUS®. I've been using the solution … Continue reading Upcoming Webinar on Working with Flexible EA Metamodels