13 years, 4 months ago

Reflections on the missing location in Archimate

Link: http://enklare.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/reflections-on-the-missing-location-in-archimate/

Not having a concept for “Location” that stands on its own when creating these EA models will almost certainly create opportunity for misunderstanding.

A “usable” Location in any blueprint must always be an instance of the pure logical Location Concept.

An instance of a Location as used in an Enterprise context generally carry attributes of qualitative and quantitative types.

An instance of a Location could be thought of as a view.

The viewpoint of any Location could thus be regarded as a grouping of a set of concepts and their relations, as they are used in a specific relationship to general attributes not otherwise part of the grouped concepts and their relationships.

Any concept could of course be part of any other concept, thus a location could be a part of another location.

Aristotle’s in his theory of place expressed the sentence: “Hence the place of a thing is the innermost motionless boundary of what contains it”.