ArchiMate Day

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Amsterdam, Wednesday May 14 2014

The Open Group Summit Amsterdam features an all day track on the ArchiMate modeling language, followed by an ArchiMate Users Group meeting in the evening. The meeting attendees include the core developers of the ArchiMate language, users and tool developers.

The sessions include tutorials, a panel session on the past, present and future of the language and case studies.

Why should you attend?

  • Spend time interacting directly with other ArchiMate users and tool providers in a relaxed, engaging environment
  • Opportunity to listen and understand how ArchiMate can be used to develop solutions to common industry problems
  • Learn about the future directions and meet with key users and developers of the language and tools
  • Interact with peers to broaden your expertise and knowledge in the ArchiMate language


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ArchiMate® Tutorials

Implementing a Successful EA Capability Using TOGAF® Framework and ArchiMate® Modeling Language - Theory, Practice, Tooling, and Case Examples

Henry Franken, CEO, BiZZdesign, The Netherlands

A complete approach to enterprise architecture (EA) requires:

  1. a method for implementing and governing the practice for constructing and using architectures.
  2. a framework describing architectural viewpoints;
  3. a language for architectural descriptions and communication;

The Open Group's TOGAF® 9 standard is the leading method for EA development, including a process, techniques and best practices. The Open Group's ArchiMate® standard is the leading graphical language for integrated EA modelling, describing the business, application and technology layers and their relationships. Moreover, ArchiMate provides strong features for modelling the motivation for the architecture (e.g., stakeholders, concerns, goals, principles and business requirements, etc.) and the implementation and migration planning (e.g. plateaus, gaps, workpackages, etc).

We show how TOGAF and ArchiMate provide and actionable EA capability:

  • TOGAF and ArchiMate together offer a comprehensive and complete approach to EA;
  • ArchiMate facilitates modeling the deliverables prescribed by TOGAF;
  • The ArchiMate core and its extensions cover all the aspects that TOGAF addresses.

We will demonstrate that TOGAF and ArchiMate are a perfect basis for a tool supported Enterprise Architecture practice. This will be done on the basis of a concrete example from the financial sector. The case concerns IT-legacy rationalization due to the merger of three previously independent insurance companies. The new company wanted to rationalize their IT applications portfolio, to simplify the application landscape, improve consistency and reduce maintenance costs. The demo shows elements of this case. 

Key take-aways:

  • To the point overview of TOGAF, ArchiMate, and its fitness for purpose for a tool supported Enterprise Architecture practice.
  • Example description of a transformation case in finances, the applicability of TOGAF and ArchiMate for rationalizing an IT applications portfolio

Extending ArchiMate to Support Roadmapping

Alan Burnett, COO & Consulting Head, Corso, UK

Roadmapping is a fundamental part of strategic planning and enterprise architecture. It allows us to map out the set of actions that are required to move the business from where it is today, to where it wants to be tomorrow. Those actions turn into plans.

Our roadmapping capabilities allow organizations to tie strategy to deliverables using enterprise architecture and to deliver on initiatives that have been prioritized. We have extended both the ArchiMate® and TOGAF® metamodels to include concepts that support roadmapping. We have also provided viewpoints over and above traditional enterprise architecture viewpoints.

Typical uses of this are application portfolio management, business strategy lifecycles, technology roadmaps, vendor management and IT portfolio management.

Key takeaways:

  • How to build enterprise architecture roadmaps for your business and IT domains using both TOGAF® and ArchiMate®
  • Transition planning
  • Milestones with visual status, heatmaps and gap analysis, lifecycles states.


ArchiMate® Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion: The ArchiMate® Language - Past, Present and Future

A discussion with key developers and users of the ArchiMate® language, including Marc Lankhorst and Henk Jonkers from the ArchiMate Core team, Jan van Gijsen from SNS REAAL, a Dutch financial institution, and Gerben Wierda, Lead Enterprise Architect of APG Asset Management and author of Mastering ArchiMate. The panel will be moderated by Henry Franken, Chair of The Open Group ArchiMate Forum. The session will include brief updates on current status from the panel members (30 minutes) and a 60-minute panel discussion with questions from the moderator and audience.

 For biographies for Marc Lankhorst, Henk Jonkers, and Gerben Wierda see below.

Jan van Gijsen is an ArchiMate certified IT Architect at SNS REAAL, a Dutch financial institution in the field of insurance and banking. Jan is  responsible for the design and standardization of ArchiMate models within the Architecture department. In that role, he was the founder of ArchiMate based cost and roadmap models currently used as management tools within SNS REAAL. These innovations are tested and improved in practice, so Jan has a broad experience in Business, Applications and Infrastructure architectures.


ArchiMate® Case Studies

Pattern Driven Meta Data Management for Flanders Research Information Space

Geert Van Grootel, Senior Researcher, Department of Economy, Science & Innovation, Flemish Government, Belgium; Patrick Derde, Consultant, Envizion, The Netherlands; and Pieter De Leenheer, Co-Founder and Research Director, Collibra, Belgium

The Flemish Government, department of Economy, Science and Innovation is responsible for monitoring Research Output that is funded by the Flemish Government. Flanders Research Information Space is the environment that captures, integrates and discloses all this information from and to different Environments. To realise the information interoperability between all Research institutions, an Enterprise Architecture approach is used. The management of the Business Semantics is realized by a set of Data Model Patterns and a Canonical Research information Model. The language used is ArchiMate.

This case study will show how you can manage your business meta data by means of the use of data model patterns and an Integrated Information Architecture approach supported by a standard formal architecture language ArchiMate. It shows how Data Models guide you in setting up Data Governance Processes.

Key takeaways:

  • Consistent meta data management is supported by conceptual data models
  • Consistent definition of data elements is guided by information architecture models
  • The definition of the Data Governance Capability is guided by the Enterprise Information Model

ArchiMate Reference Architecture for Governance, Based on BiSL

Walter Zondervan, Member - Architectural Board, ASL-BiSL Foundation, The Netherlands

Together with BIZZdesign we are in the process of developing an ArchiMate reference architecture for governance, based on BiSL. In this presentation we will share the results of that effort, zooming in on how the several aspects of IT governance can be visualized using ArchiMate. Furthermore we could highlight some lacking elements in ArchiMate to express particular governance issues. This might lead to an initiative to develop a future governance extension in ArchiMate.

Key takeaways:

  • IT governance basics visualized in an ArchiMate reference architecture.
  • The usefulness of a governance framework (incl reference architecture) emphasized.
  • Can a governance extension help ArchiMate support all phases of the ADM cycle?

Strategic Alignment - Improving the Understanding and Modelling of Strategic Concepts

Adina Aldea, BiZZdesign, The Netherlands

Strategy-EA alignment has been a topic that has recently received a lot of attention due to organizations becoming more aware of the benefits this alignment can bring in the current dynamic environment. Even though there is no widely accepted solution for this alignment problem, there is some consensus about what areas require improvement, such as communication and a common language between enterprise architects and management executives, formalisation and documentation of strategy development, and involvement of relevant stakeholders in the strategic planning process. When thinking about strategy development, it is common to associate this process with strategy models such as Business Model Canvas, Balanced Scorecard, SWOT analysis, etc. These are all tools that the managers of organisations use to formalise their strategic planning process and sometimes to communicate their strategy within their organisation or even outside it. Thus enterprise architects need to be familiar with the concepts of these techniques in order to be able to implement their results in the architecture of an organisation.

We present how these high level strategic models can be used and modelled based on the Strategizer method. This method is a toolbox of strategy models with guidelines on how they should be used in an organisation and also how their results can be implemented in an organisation. The presentation will focus on showing how these strategy models can be modelled with ArchiMate and will exemplify this with the help of a case study.

Key takeaways:

  • Strategy-EA alignment can be improved by Enterprise Architects having access to better structured strategic information.
  • Implementation of organisational strategies and objectives can be improved by Enterprise Architects understanding the core strategic concepts and knowing how to model them with ArchiMate concepts.



ArchiMate® Users Group Meeting 18:00-21:00

There will be a users group meeting in the evening. This evening session is free and open to all — whether attending the rest of the conference or not. It will start at 6pm with free beer and pizza.

18:00 Registration, Beer and Pizza

18:30 Invited Talks

 Featured speakers will include Andrew Josey, Henk Jonkers, Gerben Wierda,  and Marc Lankhorst:
- Andrew Josey will present on the ArchiMate certification program and adoption of the  language
- Henk Jonkers will present on modeling risk and security
- Marc Lankhorst will present about capability modeling in ArchiMate
- Gerben Wierda will present about relating ArchiMate and BPMN

Andrew Josey is Director of Standards within The Open Group. He is currently managing the standards process for The Open Group, and has recently led the standards development projects for TOGAF 9.1, ArchiMate 2.1, IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 (POSIX), and the core specifications of the Single UNIX Specification, Version 4. Previously, he has led the development and operation of many of The Open Group certification development projects, including industry-wide certification programs for the UNIX system, the Linux Standard Base, TOGAF, ArchiMate and IEEE POSIX. He is a member of the IEEE, USENIX, UKUUG, and the Association of Enterprise Architects.

In this talk, Andrew will provide an overview of the ArchiMate 2 certification program, including information on the  adoption of the ArchiMate modeling language.

Henk Jonkers is a senior research consultant, involved in BiZZdesign's innovations in the areas of enterprise architecture and engineering. He participates in multi-party research projects, contributes to training courses, and performs consultancy assignments. Previously, as a member of scientific staff at an applied IT research institute, he was involved in research projects on business process modeling and analysis, enterprise architecture, service-oriented architecture, and model-driven development. He was one of the main developers of the ArchiMate language and an author of the ArchiMate 1.0 and 2.0 Specifications, and is actively involved in the activities of the ArchiMate Forum of The Open Group.

In this talk, Henk will show several examples of how risk and security aspects can be incorporated in enterprise architecture models using the ArchiMate language. He will also explain how the resulting models can be used to analyze risks and vulnerabilities in the different architectural layers, and to visualize the business impact that they have.

Marc Lankhorst is Managing Consultant and Service Line Manager Enterprise Architecture at BiZZdesign. As an internationally recognized thought leader on enterprise architecture, he guides the development of BiZZdesign's portfolio of services, methods, techniques and tools in this field. Marc is also active as a consultant in government and finance. In the past, he has managed the development of the ArchiMate language for enterprise architecture modeling, now an Open Group standard. Marc is a certified TOGAF9 enterprise architect and holds an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Twente and a PhD from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

In his talk, Marc will discuss different notions of "capability" and outline the ways in which these might be modeled in ArchiMate. He will describe the use of capability-based planning as a way of translating enterprise strategy to architectural choices and look ahead at potential extensions of ArchiMate for capability modeling.

Gerben Wierda (1961) is Lead Enterprise Architect of APG Asset Management, one of the largest Fiduciary Managers (±€330 billion AuM) in the world, with offices in Heerlen, Amsterdam, New York, Hong Kong and Brussels. He has overseen the construction of one of the largest single ArchiMate models in the world to date. He holds an M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Groningen and an MBA from RSM Erasmus, Rotterdam. He is the author of the book "Mastering ArchiMate", which is based on his experience in large scale ArchiMate modelling and which contains both an introduction to the language itself, as well as many practical examples and design patterns.

In his talk, Gerben will show how the leading standards ArchiMate and BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation, an OMG standard) can be used together, creating one structured logically coherent and automatically synchronized description that combines architecture and process details.

NOTE: Registration for the ArchiMate® Users Group meeting is independent of the Conference registration. There is no fee but registration is required. Please register here, select one-day pass for pass type, insert the promotion code (AMST14-AMUG), tick the box against Wednesday May 14th and select ArchiMate Users Group from the conference session list. You will then be registered for the event and should not be charged.  Please note that this promotion code should only be used for those attending  only the evening meeting from 6:00 p.m. Anyone attending the conference or just the ArchiMate Day will have to pay the applicable registration fee.



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