ArchiMate Design Fragments

This page covers common modelling fragments, how to create them, and when to use them.

The purpose of Architecture modelling is mostly to answer questions, so it makes sense that we start with the question to be answered, and then provide a sample of how you might answer the question with a diagram fragment.

What’s the problem/opportunity from each stakeholder’s point of view?

What does the business do?

How does a business process work?

What functions does each business role perform?

What information is created and consumed by each business function?

What information is used in the initiative, and how are information elements related?

What do we need the application layer to provide to support the business?

How are application services consumed within the application layer?

How are application services consumed by business functions?

What functions does an application perform?

Is all information accounted for, through business, application, and technology layers?

Is there design traceability through business, application, and technology layers?

How will the initiative be delivered?