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ArchiMate® 2.1: A Pocket Guide (PDF)

ArchiMate® 2.1: A Pocket Guide (PDF)

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Quick Overview

This is the Pocket Guide to the ArchiMate 2.1 Specification, an Open Group Standard. It is intended to help architects by providing a reference for the ArchiMate graphical modeling language and also assist managers in understanding the basics of the ArchiMate language.


It is structured as follows:

  • Chapter 1 provides a high-level introduction to the ArchiMate language and its relationship to Enterprise Architecture.
  • Chapter 2 describes the construction of the ArchiMate language, including an introduction to the core concepts, relationships, layering, and the ArchiMate framework.
  • Chapter 3 describes the Business Layer, which includes the modeling concepts relevant in the business domain.
  • Chapter 4 describes the Application Layer, which includes modeling concepts relevant for software applications.
  • Chapter 5 describes the Technology Layer, which includes modeling concepts relevant for system software applications and infrastructure.
  • Chapter 6 describes the relationships that the ArchiMate language includes to model the links between elements, and also the relationships to model the cross-layer dependencies between the Business, Application, and Technology Layers.
  • Chapter 7 describes the Motivation Extension, which adds motivational concepts such as goal, principle, and requirement to the language.
  • Chapter 8 describes the Implementation and Migration Extension, which adds concepts to support the implementation and migration of Enterprise Architectures.
  • Chapter 9 describes the ArchiMate framework for defining and classifying ArchiMate viewpoints, and provides a summary of the viewpoints included in the ArchiMate 2.0 Standard.
  • Chapter 10 includes the ArchiSurance Case Study, a fictitious example developed to illustrate use of the ArchiMate modeling language in the context of the TOGAF® Standard.

Additional Information

Reference G137
Author(s) The Open Group

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