The MDG Technology for ArchiMate®3.1 is one of the Enterprise Architecture tools integrated with Enterprise Architect.
ArchiMate® is an open-standard enterprise architecture language managed by The Open Group, based on the IEEE 1471 standard. It is "a visual language with a set of default iconography for describing, analyzing, and communicating many concerns of Enterprise Architectures as they change over time." It is used by a variety of modelers and stakeholders; Enterprise Architects will create and maintain models but a range of other stakeholders will view the models and representations of them. These include Solution Architects, Business Analysts, Executives and Business line managers, just to mention a few. The language is used to represent elements from all layers and aspects of an organization, from Drivers and stakeholders to Devices and Networks.
Overview of Topics
The table below lists the main topics that describe the implementation of the ArchiMate language in Enterprise Architect. The architect will learn how to start modeling with ArchiMate and will be introduced to the features available within the tool to create expressive and powerful diagrams and views with ArchiMate. Further topics will describe the creation of Views and Viewpoints and how to create diagrams that contain elements and relationships and will detail all these concepts. Later topics discuss the migration from earlier versions of the language to the latest version and also how to exchange models.