Why the ArchiMate Specification?
The ArchiMate Specification, a standard of The Open Group, is an open and independent modeling language for Enterprise Architecture that is supported by different tool vendors and consulting firms. The ArchiMate Specification provides a common language and elements to enable enterprise, business, solution and technology architects, business analysts and modelers, and software engineers to describe, analyze, and visualize the relationships among business domains in an unambiguous way.
Just as an architectural drawing in classical building architecture describes the various aspects of the construction and use of a building, the ArchiMate Specification defines a common language for describing the purpose, construction, and operation of the organization. ArchiMate Models depict the strategy and motivation aspects of an organization, as well as business processes, organizational structures, information flows, IT systems, and technical and physical infrastructure.
The ArchiMate visual modeling notation leverages your Enterprise Architecture practice and helps you describe and understand complex systems. This insight helps stakeholders to design, assess, and communicate the consequences of decisions and changes within and between these business domains.
The ArchiMate User Community
For all users of the ArchiMate Specification, we host a community site on GitLab for users to collaborate and share their ArchiMate Models, and we invite you to participate.
The ArchiMate User Community is open to all practitioners who want to discuss the ArchiMate Specification, not just members of The Open Group.
An Introduction to the ArchiMate Specification (Video Playlist)
Quick Links to The Open Group Library:
- The ArchiMate Library
- The ArchiMate Specification at-a-glance (HTML version)
- Download the ArchiMate Specification
- ArchiMate Guides
- ArchiMate Models
- ArchiMate White Papers
- ArchiMate Case Studies
- ArchiMate Webinars
- ArchiMate Certification Self-Study Pack (from The Open Group Shop)
ArchiMate Reference Cards: