A method of consistent Enterprise Modeling in ArchiMate

  • M. Wols

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


In Enterprise Modeling, the enterprise is modeled from different perspectives. Those perspectives, often called views, should be consistent, i.e. the same element and relation of the enterprise should be represented in the different views with the same names. The modeling language ArchiMate was designed to increase consistency between enterprise models created in other languages. It uses a single internal model to relate the elements of the different views. When using ArchiMate for enterprise modeling however, still the potential of inconsistencies in the enterprise model exists, as consistency requires a structural modeling approach. With the use of the modeling approach of two other modeling languages, a modeling method is proposed to create a consistent enterprise model in ArchiMate. This method refines goals to requirements and derives the elements and relations from these requirements by lexical analysis. Those elements and relations can be used to create the other views via specific rules. Using laboratory testing on a theoretical case and field testing on a real-life case, the proposed method is tested.
Date of Award23 Jun 2022
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorElla Roubtsova (Examiner) & Ben Roelens (Co-assessor)


  • Enterprise Modeling
  • ArchiMate
  • Elements and relations of the internal model
  • Motivation aspect
  • Consistency

Master's Degree

  • Master Business Process management & IT (BPMIT)

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