ArchiMate hierarchy concept

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Layered

  • Business Layer

  • Application Layer

  • Technology Layer

Element

All elements are classified into the top three layers.

Business Layer

  • Business actor

  • Business role

  • Business collaboration

  • Business interface

  • Business object

  • Business process

  • Business function

  • Business interaction

  • Business event

  • Business service

  • Representation Meaning

  • Value

  • Product

  • Contract

  • Location

Application Layer

  • Application component

  • Application collaboration

  • Application interface

  • Data object

  • Application function

  • Application interaction

  • Application service

Technology Layer

  • Node

  • Device

  • Network

  • Communication path

  • Infrastructure interface

  • Infrastructure function

  • System software

  • Infrastructure service

  • Artifact

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Motivation

  • Stakeholder

  • Driver

  • Assessment

  • Goal

  • Principle

  • Requirement

  • Constraint

Implementation & Migration

  • Work package

  • Deliverable

  • Plateau

  • Gap

Relationships(Links between Elements)

  • Association

  • Access

  • Used by

  • Realization

  • Assignment

  • Aggregation

  • Composition

  • Flow

  • Triggering

  • Grouping

  • Junction

  • Specialization

  • Influence

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