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The ArchiMate Files – 6. Views and viewpoints

In this series, we have discussed various aspects of the ArchiMate modeling language using a “first principles” approach. We have covered structure vs. behavior, the three layers, (with internal / external aspects), the use of specialization, and so on. A key issue that we have often discussed is the distinction between the (mental) model of the modeler (i.e. the architect) and the visualizations that he or she creates for stakeholders in the organization. In this posting we will elaborate on that aspect.