Modelling strategy with ArchiMate

Adina Aldea, Maria Eugenia Iacob, Jos van Hillegersberg, Dick Quartel, Lianne Bodenstaff, Henry Franken

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This paper investigates whether the ArchiMate modelling language can be used to model the most commonly used strategy models and concepts. This can be considered as an important step into closing the gap between Business and IT. By having a better understanding of what is needed to model strategy, we can analyse if the current version of the ArchiMate modelling language is sufficient or what additions need to be made. Also by knowing how the strategic concepts are used in the context of business we hope to improve the way they are modelled with ArchiMate. In order to do this, we start by taking a look at the strategic planning process and identify its main concepts. It starts by presenting the strategic planning process and its corresponding concepts and strategy models. This is followed by an analysis of the suitability of ArchiMate in which we argue that resource and capability concepts are concepts that should be included in the next versions of the language. Lastly, we demonstrate how strategy can be modelled with the help of a case study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAC '15, Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
Place of PublicationSalamanca, Spain
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2015
Event30th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2015 - Salamanca, Spain
Duration: 13 Apr 201517 Apr 2015
Conference number: 30


Conference30th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2015
Abbreviated titleSAC


  • IR-100263
  • METIS-316490


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