How do I model “X” using ArchiMate?

As a follow-on to a recent “How to I model X using ArchiMate” question in the LinkedIn ArchiMate group  (Modelling Blockchain technology), there are some standard questions that need to be answered before one can provide a good answer to a “How to I model X using ArchiMate” question:

  • In terms of level of detail, are you looking for a
    • Conceptual architecture view
    • Logical architecture view
    • Physical architecture view
    • Ecosystem view
  • Which architecture layers are you primarily interested in?
    • Corporate Strategy
    • Enterprise Architecture Strategy
    • Business Architecture
    • Application Architecture
    • Technology Architecture
    • Physical Architecture
    • Implementation and Migration Plan
    • …or, in the case of the Blockchain example, are you interested in a model of the entire ecosystem?

For example, at the highest level, are you interested in an ArchiMate representation of an entire ecosystem? …the Blockchain ecosystem, in this example.

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Figure 1. Blockchain Ecosystem (2016)

…or the following? …a conceptual ArchiMate model of the Blockchain protocol (which is the key technical essence or differentiator that Blockchain represents).

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Figure 2. Blockchain Protocol: Conceptual Architecture

…or something in between like the following process model (if represented in ArchiMate)? For example, the following diagram is a standard diagram used in a large number of Blockchain presentations.

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Figure 3. “How Blockchain Works” Process Model

Best regards,
Michael Herman (Toronto)
Parallelspace Corporation
mwherman@parallelspace.net

*ArchiMate is a registered trademark of The Open Group.

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