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ArchiMate® 3.0.1 Specification

ArchiMate® 3.0.1 Specification

Reference: C179.


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This is the official specification of the ArchiMate 3.0.1 modeling language from The Open Group.

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ArchiMate®, an Open Group Standard, is an open and independent modeling language for Enterprise Architecture that is supported by different tool vendors and consulting firms. The ArchiMate Standard provides instruments to enable Enterprise Architects to describe, analyze, and visualize the relationships among business domains in an unambiguous way.

This is the official specification of the ArchiMate modeling language from The Open Group. Version 3.0.1 is a minor update from Version 3.0, containing the set of corrections from ArchiMate 3.0 Technical Corrigendum No. 1 (U172). This addresses inconsistencies and errors identified since the publication of Version 3.0 in June 2016.

Updated November 2017 to correct the definition of Aggregation Relationship (§4.1, Table 1), and to replace Example 31 since the assignment relationship from facility to material is not allowed.

The ArchiMate Specification supports modeling throughout the TOGAF® Architecture Development Method (ADM). New features in Version 3 include elements for modeling the enterprise at a strategic level, such as capability, resource, and outcome. It also includes support to model the physical world of materials and equipment. Furthermore, the consistency and structure of the language have been improved, definitions have been aligned with other standards, and its usability has been enhanced in various other ways.

The intended audience is threefold:

  • Enterprise Architecture practitioners, such as architects (e.g., application, information, process, infrastructure, and, obviously, Enterprise Architects), senior and operational management, project leaders, and anyone committed to work within the reference framework defined by the Enterprise Architecture
  • Those who intend to implement the ArchiMate language in a software tool; they will find a complete and detailed description of the language in this standard
  • The academic community, on which we rely for amending and improving the language based on state-of-the-art research results in the architecture field
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Reference C179.
US ISBN 1-937218-95-9
Published 9 Aug 2017
Pages 187
Supersedes C162
Superseded by C197
Type Standards
Subject ArchiMate
Standards Information

Standards Information Base

Common Name ArchiMate 3.0.1
Status Adopted
Service Category Software Engineering Services
Service Architecture
Type The Open Group Standard

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