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Steve is a leading practitioner lecturer, educator, and trainer in Enterprise Architecture (EA), with a number of roles in the global strategic transformation community. The Founder and CEO of EA Principals. Steve is one of the leading 10 TOGAF trainers in the world, having trained about 1750 people himself. He is author of the book, “Organization Theory and Transformation of Large, Complex Organizations." Steve designed ArchiMate 2.0 Certification and TOGAF Certification e-learning in conjunction with Good e-Learning and trains groups around the world.
ArchiMate Application Layer

Learning ArchiMate Part 12 – Application Layer Structural Concepts and Relationships

Although very similar to the UML 2.0 component, the ArchiMate component concept strictly models the structural aspect of an application: its behavior is modeled by an explicit relationship to the behavioral concepts.
Business Layer Requirement

Learning ArchiMate Part 11 – Business Layer Relationships (Continued)

A value can be associated with business services and, indirectly, with the products they are part of, and the roles or actors that use them.
ArchiMate-Business-Layer-10

Learning ArchiMate Part 10 – Business Layer Relationships (Continued)

This second of three articles concentrate on the relationships associated with each of the elements in the Business Concept library. Certain relationships apply to each concept and should be understood by EA practitioners.
ArchiMate Business Layer 9

Learning ArchiMate Part 9 – Business Layer Relationships

The next three articles concentrate on the relationships associated with each of the elements in the Business Concept library. Certain relationships apply to each concept and should be understood by EA practitioners. The relationships were stated in the previous articles; this article expands on those aspects.
ArchiMate Business Layer 8

Learning ArchiMate Part 8 – Business Layer Informational Concepts

Business Layer Informational Concepts: Structural and behavioral concepts are mainly concerned with the operational perspective on an enterprise. Informational concepts focus on the “intentional” perspective.
ArchiMate Business Behavior

Learning ArchiMate Part 7 – Business Layer Behavior Concepts

Business Layer Behavior Concepts: Based on service orientation, a crucial design decision for the behavioral part of the ArchiMate metamodel is the distinction between “external” and “internal” behavior of an organization.
Introduction to Concepts

Learning ArchiMate Part 6 – Introduction to Concepts

Business Layer Structural Concepts: The Business Layer identifies the concepts and relationships of the highest level of the architecture: the end product, and the customer delivery system.
ArchiMate-TOGAF-Relationship@2x

Learning ArchiMate Part 5 – The relationship Between the ArchiMate Toolset...

The most effective use of ArchiMate is in the production of viewpoints. In this article, we will investigate the relationship between ArchiMate and TOGAF.
Layers-and-Frameworks

Learning ArchiMate Part 4 – Layers and Framework

The ArchiMate language defines three main layers based on specializations of the core concepts presented in our previous ArchiMate article.
Core-Concepts-Elements@2x

Learning ArchiMate Part 3 – Core Concepts & Elements

One of the most effective uses of ArchiMate is in the production of viewpoints. A single function/process/service in the architecture can be represented in many ways, depending on which stakeholders are reviewing the EA status.

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