On June 14th, 2016, as part of IRM Enterprise Architecture Europe Conference held in London, The Open Group revealed its new modeling standard, known as ArchiMate 3.0. The speaker, Marc Lankhorst, the managing consultant for BiZZdesign, was joined by The Open Group’s VP of Standards and Certification Andrew Josey, as they revealed the new modeling standard amidst a warm day in the United Kingdom’s capital city.
Charging headfirst into the point, Lankhorst made very clear that the primary focus of this reveal is the two new features introduced in ArchiMate 3.0 over its previous iteration: the new strategy layer, and a new layer representing the physical world itself. Lankhorst opened with adding the obligatory list of all the overall functions of ArchiMate, which provides a universal language with concepts to describe enterprise architects. He also describes that ArchiMate 3.0 will also have visualizations for stakeholders and that this is a standard operated by The Open Group itself. Lastly, an important and welcome addition to ArchiMate 3.0 is better compatibility with TOGAF, the framework standard also developed by The Open Group, in which, as of the time of this writing, is currently in its ninth iteration. (more…)