ArchiMate 3.2

Business Layer

BusinessActor

Business Actor
A business actor represents a business entity that is capable of performing behavior.

BusinessRole

Business Role
A business role represents the responsibility for performing specific behavior, to which an actor can be assigned, or the part an actor plays in a particular action or event.

BusinessInterface

Business Interface
A business interface represents a point of access where business services are made available to the environment.

BusinessCollaboration

Business Collaboration
A business collaboration represents an aggregate of two or more business internal active structure elements that work together to perform collective behavior.

BusinessService

Business Service
A business service represents explicitly defined behavior that a business role, business actor, or business collaboration exposes to its environment.

BusinessProcess

Business Process
A business process represents a sequence of business behaviors that achieves a specific result such as a defined set of products or business services.

BusinessFunction

Business Function
A business function represents a collection of business behavior based on a chosen set of criteria such as required business resources and/or competencies, and is managed or performed as a whole.

BusinessInteraction

Business Interaction
A business interaction represents a unit of collective business behavior performed by (a collaboration of) two or more business actors, business roles, or business collaborations.

BusinessEvent

Business Event
A business event represents a business-related state change.

BusinessObject

Business Object
A business object represents a concept used within a particular business domain.

Product

Product
A representation represents a perceptible form of the information carried by a business object.

Contract"

Contract
A product represents a coherent collection of services and/or passive structure elements, accompanied by a contract/set of agreements, which is offered as a whole to (internal or external) customers.

Representation

Representation
A contract represents a formal or informal specification of an agreement between a provider and a consumer that specifies the rights and obligations associated with a product and establishes functional and non-functional parameters for interaction.
Application Layer

ApplicationComponent

Application Component
An application component represents an encapsulation of application functionality aligned to implementation structure, which is modular and replaceable.

ApplicationInterface

Application Interface
An application interface represents a point of access where application services are made available to a user, another application component, or a node.

ApplicationCollaboration

Application Collaboration
An application collaboration represents an aggregate of two or more application internal active structure elements that work together to perform collective application behavior.

ApplicationService

Application Service
An application service represents an explicitly defined exposed application behavior.

ApplicationProcess

Application Process
An application process represents a sequence of application behaviors that achieves a specific result.

ApplicationFunction

Application Function
An application function represents automated behavior that can be performed by an application component.

ApplicationInteraction

Application Interaction
An application interaction represents a unit of collective application behavior performed by (a collaboration of) two or more application components.

ApplicationEvent

Application Event
An application event represents an application state change.

DataObject

Data Object
A data object represents data structured for automated processing.
Technology Layer

Node

Node
A node represents a computational or physical resource that hosts, manipulates, or interacts with other computational or physical resources.

Device

Device
A device represents a physical IT resource upon which system software and artifacts may be stored or deployed for execution.

SystemSoftware

System Software
System software represents software that provides or contributes to an environment for storing, executing, and using software or data deployed within it.

TechnologyInterface

Technology Interface
A technology interface represents a point of access where technology services offered by a technology internal active structure element can be accessed.

TechnologyCollaboration

Technology Collaboration
A technology collaboration represents an aggregate of two or more technology internal active structure elements that work together to perform collective technology behavior.

Path

Path
A path represents a link between two or more technology internal active structure elements, through which these elements can exchange data, energy, or material.

CommunicationNetwork

Communication Network
A communication network represents a set of structures that connects devices or system software for transmission, routing, and reception of data.

TechnologyService

Technology Service
A technology service represents an explicitly defined exposed technology behavior.

TechnologyProcess

Technology Process
A technology process represents a sequence of technology behaviors that achieves a specific result.

TechnologyFunction

Technology Function
A technology function represents a collection of technology behavior that can be performed by a technology internal active structure element.

TechnologyInteraction

Technology Interaction
A technology interaction represents a unit of collective technology behavior performed by (a collaboration of) two or more technology internal active structure elements.

TechnologyEvent

Technology Event
A technology event represents a technology state change.

Artifact

Artifact
An artifact represents a piece of data that is used or produced in a software development process, or by deployment and operation of an IT system.
Motivation Elements

Stakeholder

Stakeholder
A stakeholder represents the role of an individual, team, or organization (or classes thereof) that represents their interests in the effects of the architecture.

Driver

Driver
A driver represents an external or internal condition that motivates an organization to define its goals and implement the changes necessary to achieve them.

Assessment

Assessment
An assessment represents the result of an analysis of the state of affairs of the enterprise with respect to some driver.

Goal

Goal
A goal represents a high-level statement of intent, direction, or desired end state for an organization and its stakeholders.

Outcome

Outcome
An outcome represents an end result, effect, or consequence of a certain state of affairs.

Requirement

Requirement
A requirement represents a statement of need defining a property that applies to a specific system as described by the architecture.

Constraint

Constraint
A constraint represents a limitation on aspects of the architecture, its implementation process, or its realization.

Principle

Principle
A principle represents a statement of intent defining a general property that applies to any system in a certain context in the architecture.

Value

Value
Value represents the relative worth, utility, or importance of a concept.

Meaning

Meaning
Meaning represents the knowledge or expertise present in, or the interpretation given to, a concept in a particular context.
Strategy Layer

Resource

Resource
A resource represents an asset owned or controlled by an individual or organization.

Capability

Capability
A capability represents an ability that an active structure element, such as an organization, person, or system, possesses.

ValueStream

Value Stream
A value stream represents a sequence of activities that create an overall result for a customer, stakeholder, or end user.

CourseOf Action

Course Of Action
A course of action represents an approach or plan for configuring some capabilities and resources of the enterprise, undertaken to achieve a goal.
Implementation And Migration Elements

WorkPackage

Work Package
A work package represents a series of actions identified and designed to achieve specific results within specified time and resource constraints.

Deliverable

Deliverable
A deliverable represents a precisely-defined result of a work package.

ImplementationEvent

Implementation Event
An implementation event represents a state change related to implementation or migration.

Plateau

Plateau
A plateau represents a relatively stable state of the architecture that exists during a limited period of time.

Gap

Gap
A gap represents a statement of difference between two plateaus.
Physical Layer

Equipment

Equipment
Equipment represents one or more physical machines, tools, or instruments that can create, use, store, move, or transform materials.

Facility

Facility
A facility represents a physical structure or environment.

DistributionNetwork

Distribution Network
A distribution network represents a physical network used to transport materials or energy.

Material

Material
Material represents tangible physical matter or energy.
Composite Elements

Location

Location
A location represents a conceptual or physical place or position where concepts are located (e.g., structure elements) or performed (e.g., behavior elements).

Grouping

Grouping
The grouping element aggregates or composes concepts that belong together based on some common characteristic.
Structural

Composition
The composition relationship represents that an element consists of one or more other concepts.

Aggregation
The aggregation relationship represents that an element combines one or more other concepts.

Assignment
The assignment relationship represents the allocation of responsibility, performance of behavior, storage, or execution.

Realization
The realization relationship represents that an element plays a critical role in the creation, achievement, sustenance, or operation of a more abstract element.
Dependency

Access
The access relationship represents the ability of behavior and active structure elements to observe or act upon passive structure elements.

Serving
The serving relationship represents that an element provides its functionality to another element.

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Influence
The influence relationship represents that an element affects the implementation or achievement of some motivation element.

Association
An association relationship represents an unspecified relationship, or one that is not represented by another ArchiMate relationship.
Dynamic

Triggering
The triggering relationship represents a temporal or causal relationship between elements.

Flow
The flow relationship represents transfer from one element to another.
Other

Specialization
The specialization relationship represents that an element is a particular kind of another element.
Relationship Connectors

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