ArchiMate Notation: Part 1 – Business Layer

ArchiMate Notation: Part 1 – Business Layer

ArchiMate Business Layer Notations
Name Representation Defiintion *
Business Actor A business entity that is capable of performing behavior.
Business Role The responsibility for performing specific behavior, to which an actor can be assigned, or the part an actorplays in a particular action or event.
Business Collaboration An aggregate of two or more business internal active structure elements that work together to perform collective behavior.
Business Process A sequence of business behaviors that achieves a specific outcome such as a defined set of products or business services.
Business Function A collection of business behavior based on a chosen set of criteria (typically required business resources and/or competencies), closely aligned to an organization, but not necessarily explicitly governed by the organization.
Business Interaction A unit of collective business behavior performed by (a collaboration of) two or more business roles.
Business Event A business behavior element that denotes an organizational state change. It may originate from and be resolved inside or outside the organization.
Business Service An explicitly defined exposed business behavior.
Business Interface A point of access where a business service is made available to the environment.
Business Object A concept used within a particular business domain.
Product A coherent collection of services and/or passive structure elements, accompanied by a contract/set of agreements, which is offered as a whole to (internal or external) customers.
Contract A formal or informal specification of an agreement between a provider and a consumer that specifies the rights and obligations associated with a product and establishes functional and non-functional parameters for interaction.
Representation A perceptible form of the information carried by a business object.
ArchiMate 3 –  Business Layer Notations
ArchiMate Notation: Part 1 – Business Layer

ArchiMate Notation: Part 2 – Application Layer

ArchiMate Notation: Part 3 – Technology Layer

ArchiMate Notation: Part 4 – Technology Layer

ArchiMate Notation: Part 5 – Strategy Layer

ArchiMate Notation: Part 6 – Motivation Extension

ArchiMate Notation: Part 7 – Implementation & Migration Extension

ArchiMate Notation: Part 8 – Relationships

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