" ArchiMate 2.1 Foundation Course (Level 1)

ArchiMate 2.1 Foundation Course (Level 1)

Two-day workshop to learn, understand and use ArchiMate® 2.1: its core, its extensions and its best practices

21-22 October 2014 (10-18h)
Location: Golden Tulip Brussels Airport (Diegem)
Presented in English by Maher Dara
Price: 1725 EUR (excl. 21% VAT)
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 Learning Objectives

Why should you attend this ArchiMate® 2.1 Foundation workshop ?

In most organizations, every business and technical domain speaks its own language, draws its own models, and uses its own techniques and tools. Communication and decision making across domains, necessary for business change, is thus seriously impaired. Just like an architectural drawing in classical building architecture describes the various aspects of the construction and use of a building, ArchiMate offers a common language for describing the construction and operation of business processes, organizational structures, information flows, IT systems, and technical infrastructure. This insight helps stakeholders to design, assess, and communicate the consequences of decisions and changes within and between these business domains.

ArchiMate is a graphical design language for modeling and analyzing enterprise architecture. Just like TOGAF® (The Open Group Architecture Framework), it is a standard of The Open Group. Since version 2, ArchiMate links up with TOGAF even better, which simplifies applying a fully integrated Enterprise Architecture approach within your organization. Besides the core concepts (indicated as "ArchiMate Core") that model company, application and infrastructure layers of Enterprise Architecture, the language was expanded with two extensions, the Motivation Extension, to optimally model stakeholders, motivation for change, business goals, principles and wishes, and the Implementation & Migration Extension.

ArchiMate enables architects to document Enterprise Architecture in a consistent, coherent and unambiguous way, and to communicate it to multiple levels within the organization. This leads to a better synchronization between business and IT. Compared to bare-bones certification trainings, this workshop allows time to discuss best practices, and the application of ArchiMate in your own work environment.

This training is presented by ArchiMate experts from BiZZdesign, who holds an ArchiMate® 2 Commercial License issued by The Open Group. I.T. Works acts as a service provider to BiZZdesign and is not required to be licensed by The Open Group.

Why you donít want to miss this workshop on ArchiMate® 2.1:

To ensure that ArchiMate is fully understood and consistently applied within your organization, training is of great importance. The success rate of your enterprise architecture effort is dramatically increased when the use of ArchiMate is correctly and efficiently addressed within your organization. This training combines the theory, a lot of practical insights and the certification exam during the afternoon on the second day. This will be done during the course and at the course location. After successful completion of the exam you will be registered for ArchiMate 2 Foundation at The Open Group.

What will you learn during this workshop ?

After completion of this two-day training, you will have:

  • a good overview of the different aspects of ArchiMate 2.1
  • understanding of the key concepts of ArchiMate for modeling and describing architectures
  • gained detailed knowledge of the different aspects of ArchiMate 2.1: the ArchiMate Core, the 2 ArchiMate 2.1 Extensions, viewpoints, and some best practices in modeling with ArchiMate
  • insight in the relationship between TOGAF and ArchiMate
  • finished the ArchiMate 2.1 Foundation exam (the exam requires also some self-study)

The number of participants is limited to 16 for optimal interaction and a better learning experience.

Who should participate in this ArchiMate® workshop ?

This training is aimed at people who want to know what ArchiMate is, or who want to use ArchiMate. This includes (but is not limited to) business-, enterprise- and IT-architects, IT-managers, consultants and project managers.

Participants should be somewhat familiar with enterprise architecture, either acquired by working in projects, or by following enterprise architecture or TOGAF® training.

ArchiMate and TOGAF are registered trademarks of The Open Group.

 Full Programme

9.30h - 10.00h
Registration with coffee/tea
Start of this workshop (21 October)
Day 1 - Morning Session
  • Definition and goals of enterprise architecture
  • ArchiMate history and development
  • Structure of the ArchiMate modeling language
  • Meta-model of the key concepts of ArchiMate
  • Concepts for business, application and technology architecture
  • Relationships in ArchiMate
Day 1 - Afternoon Session
  • Modeling with Archimate
  • TOGAF and ArchiMate
  • Viewpoints and views
  • Visualisation of architectures
  • Tool support for ArchiMate
End of Day 1 of this workshop
Day 2 (22 October) - Morning Session - ArchiMate 2.1 Extensions
  • The structure of ArchiMateís Motivation extension and the connection to the core concepts
  • The structure of ArchiMateís Implementation and Migration extension and the connection to the core concepts and the Motivation extension
  • Concepts, connections and viewpoints of the Implementation and Migration extension
  • Concepts, links and viewpoints of the Motivation, Implementation and Migration extension
  • Ways to expand ArchiMate or to specialize
  • Link between ArchiMate and other architecture frameworks
Day 2 - Afternoon Session
  • Preparation for the ArchiMate 2 Foundation certification exam
  • Exam
End of both days of this workshop

This course is conducted and delivered by BiZZdesign who holds an ArchiMate® 2 Commercial License issued by The Open Group. I.T. Works acts as a service provider to BiZZdesign and is not required to be licensed by The Open Group. ArchiMate and TOGAF are registered trademarks of The Open Group.


Maher Dara (BiZZdesign)

Maher Dara is Consultant Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Management at BiZZdesign. He contributes to various engagements at public and private organisations involving Enterprise Architecture.

Maher has gained experiences in subjects such as application rationalisation, Baseline - Target analysis, retrieving stakeholder concerns prior to a new service introduction, Project Start Architectures and the organisational development of the Architecture function. Maher is a skilled trainer for the certification courses ArchiMate 2.1 level 1, ArchiMate 2.1 level 2. Currently he is also developing his training skills for TOGAF level 1.

Maher also provides on-the-job training and coaching for Enterprise Architects, focusing on the application of ArchiMate 2.1 and the usage of supporting tools and techniques. As a consultant, Maher is also involved in testing, demonstrating and previewing software tools supporting the ArchiMate language.

Maher holds a Masterís degree in Business Administration with specializations in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Information Management from the University of Twente. He gained his Bachelorís degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from Saxion University of Applied Knowledge.

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