ArchiMate and TOGAF Layers

The idea of layer, as mentioned already, is not new. A well-established implementation of architecture layering is used by TOGAF.

Their “Architecture Development Method” addresses a Business, Information System and Technology layer, all of which are matched with the ArchiMate layers. The Information System, according to TOGAF consists of Applications and Data – these are both covered in the ArchiMate Application layer.

TOGAF address other areas such as establishing the context of systems and planning how revised / new architectures are implemented. Both of these are also represented in ArchiMate, along with the idea of “Requirements”.

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