What is Dependency Relationships in ArchiMate?

What is Dependency Relationships in ArchiMate?

Dependency relationships describe how elements support or are used by other elements. Three types of dependency relationship are distinguished:

  • The serving relationship represents a control dependency, denoted by a solid line.
  • The access relationship represents a data dependency, denoted by a dashed line.
  • The influence relationship is the weakest type of dependency, used to model how motivation elements are influenced by other elements.

ArchiMate Dependency relationship (in class hierarchy)

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