IT:AD:ArchiMate

Summary

Restrained Vocabulary to elicit the Value of Motivations and Critical Success factors.

ACiD Summary

  • Advantages:
    • Similar to UML, making it easy to pick up.
    • Version 2 aligned with TOGAF
    • adds value to capturing business stakeholders, motivations, goals, principles, drivers.
    • Includes means to capturing Migration planning, Operation and Decommissioning (see IT:AD:ADM
  • Considerations:
    • Requires a bit of investment to learn the symbols and approach – it's not a Natural Language approach.
  • Disadvantages:
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Examples

PlantUML

With plantuml, you can get close enough for many cases:

PlantUML Graph

Resources