The TOGAF® Architecture Development Method recommends that "an architecture description be encoded in a standard language". As the Open Group standard for enterprise modeling, Archimate is a strong candidate for this role. This presentation will explore how a diversified financial services company selected and is using Archimate for its TOGAF® implementation. The speaker will compare available enterprise modeling languages and explain why Archimate was selected, and will explain how his organization developed an enabling metamodel and diagram templates using a leading enterprise modeling tool. Methodology transition will also be covered, including how existing diagram types were mapped to TOGAF®, and how TOGAF® diagram content was mapped to Archimate.
Delivered at February 2011 Open Group San Diego Conference