8 years, 30 days ago

From business-model to enterprise-architecture

Okay, I think I’m finally getting somewhere, on looking for a way to connect a business-model to enterprise-architecture, to provide a full link between top-down intent and bottom-up real-world constraints.
This specific part goes from the business-model downwards, from Business Model Canvas to Archimate, and thence to BPMN, UML and other detail-layer models. (There’s another part […]

8 years, 1 month ago

Rethinking the layers in enterprise-architecture

Still plodding away on ideas for a systematic process to translate a business-model in Business Model Canvas down into real-world architecture and implementation. (This links up with quite a few previous posts, such as ‘More on business-models‘, ‘Enterprise-architecture – let’s keep it simple‘ and ‘Is Archimate too IT-centric for enterprise-architecture?‘)
[Note: this is a work-in-progress post, […]

8 years, 1 month ago

Is Archimate too IT-centric for enterprise-architecture?

Archimate aims to be the standard notation for enterprise-architectures. But has it become too IT-centric to be usable for that purpose? And is there any way we can get it to break out of the IT-centric box?
These questions came up for me whilst exploring the architectural processes we could use in expanding a business-model developed […]

8 years, 4 months ago

“Making Standards Work®”

When The Open Group develops a new standard, we take an end-to-end view of the ecosystem all the way through from customer requirements, developing consensus standards to certification and procurement. We aim to deliver standards that meet a need in th…

8 years, 6 months ago

ArchiMate, BPMN and UML together

The question about “the remaining role of UML now that ArchiMate has arrived” generated an interesting discussion on ArchiMate LinkedIn group. Adrian Champbell‘s first comment was: Archimate was deliberately designed to be mappable to BPMN and UML, but not to replace them. Not parallel universes but complementary ones. Archimate is for modelling at an Enterprise […]

8 years, 7 months ago

Are you sure that ‘good’ is what you want?

ArchiMate® is an open and independent graphical modeling language for enterprise architecture, but that’s only the start of the matter. It’s much more appropriate to see it as a stakeholder management tool. When used in conjunction with an EA framework like TOGAF™, ArchiMate takes on a new dimension and delivers an ability to communicate and collaborate with stakeholders through the creation of clear models, based on viewpoints that have a common foundation in both TOGAF and ArchiMate.
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8 years, 8 months ago

How to elaborate a Business Model with Enterprise Architecture?

How does an Enterprise Architecture and a Business Model work together? Successful organisations are those that improve and innovate their Business Models to find a profitable niche against their competitors. But a new Business Model alone is not enough. It needs to be implemented and executed. This is where an Enterprise Architecture comes in. If […]

8 years, 10 months ago

Modelling Behaviour

I frequently find that there is much confusion about the modelling of Behaviour in an Enterprise Architecture model, specifically between the concepts of Business Capability, Business Function and Business Process. The various enterprise architecture glossaries all differ in their definition of these. For example the TOGAF ADM or ISEB definitions don’t help as much as […]

8 years, 10 months ago

Adoption of ArchiMate in the UK

I was recently asked about the adoption trend of ArchiMate. I see demand for ArchiMate support slowly increasing in the UK, but it is nowhere near the tipping point that it has already reached in the Benelux area, especially in the Netherlands of course, where a requirement for enterprise architects to have Archimate experience is […]