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What is ArchiMate?

ArchiMate is an open and independent modelling language that provides a body of knowledge to support any organization wishing to benefit by using Enterprise Architecture.

It also provides excellent background knowledge for anyone wishing to become an enterprise architect.

ArchiMate offers a common language for describing the construction and operation of business processes, organizational structures, information flows, IT systems and technical infrastructure. 

This provides the stakeholders with guidance to design, assess and communicate the consequences of any decisions and changes within business domains.

ArchiMate is an International industry standard framework which is maintained by the Open Group. ArchiMate 2.1 is the most recent iteration, based on years of practical experience.

ArchiMate consists of Core Concepts, the Business Layer, Application Layer, and Technology Layer, and Extensions, the Motivation Extension and Implementation and Migration Extension. it can also be integrated with the TOGAF ADM, also provided by the Open Group.

The role of ArchiMate is to provide a graphical language for the representation of an organization’s enterprise architecture over time, including the motivation for it, and the programs, projects, and migration paths to implement it.