We at Corso are seeing many EA practitioners gravitating to the ArchiMate framework as the tool for delivering Enterprise Architecture. Why is this? Unlike many frameworks to date that do not specify how model views are represented, ArchiMate provides a clear notation and language for the communication of EA.
The ArchiMate framework is currently at version 1, owned by the Open Group (who also own TOGAF), and has some limitations, which we see are already being addressed in version 2. These limitations include a lack of mappings to technical reference architectures, the lack of BPMN views, and the lack of provision of other industry specific frameworks such as eTom. Corso have addressed many of these issues in its System Architect release of ArchiMate.
ArchiMate is rapidly gaining momentum, especially in Europe. We expect to see a clear convergence between ArchiMate and TOGAF over the next 2 years, now that they are effectively from the same stable. Much like BPMN becoming the defacto standard for representation of business processes (based on the fact that it provided a common notation), we expect ArchiMate to have the same impact on EA.
Join us for a Webinar on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm GMT — An overview of the new ArchiMate extension for IBM Rational System Architect. Space is limited — reserve your seat now by clicking here.
If you cannot attend the webinar but are interested in our ArchiMate data sheet, please register at corso.co.uk, or if you require a coversation personally, call +44 (0) 1926 333222.