This extension covers the all-important planning phase that takes place after architecting. Architects are responsible for visualising a Target architectures, identifying the gap between the target and current architecture. Planning is about how these gaps will be filled is dealt with by the extension. Like the motivation section, there are links between the core elements and the way they might be implemented, as defined by this extension.
The ArchiMate Implementation and Migration elements enable the modeling of project portfolio management, gap analysis and transition and migration planning: