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Title: "Easiest" way to learn all possible relationships between all elements?
Post by: shadysand on June 15, 2016, 13:01:42 PM
Hello,

I'm preparing to my ArchiMate 2.1 Certified exam and I'm struggling with understanding/learning all the possible relationships between all the elements in Business, Application and Technology layers. My concern is that it might be exactly what I will be asked at the exam.

So far, I've learnt by heart (and from some practice):


What I am struggling with: understanding the "right" relationship between any 2 given elements in principle. For example, what would be a proper relationship between Network (Technology) and Location (Business)? Or between Representation (Business) and Actor (Business)?

I have to admit that it's nearly impossible for me to understand it from the spec, so I googled and here I am attaching the best illustration that I've managed to find so far, but it lacks few elements, namely:

(Passive, Business) lacks Representation, Meaning, Value
(Behavior, Business) lacks Business Interaction, Business Event
(Active, Business) lacks Location, Business Collaboration

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(Behavior, Application) lacks Application Interaction
(Active, Application) lacks Application Collaboration

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(Active, Technology) lacks Network, Communication Path

Looking for any advice on how either to find out these missing parts or if there's any better approach to learn it in general. Would really appreciate the help as the examen is getting closer :/
Title: Re: "Easiest" way to learn all possible relationships between all elements?
Post by: Jean-Baptiste Sarrodie on June 15, 2016, 19:32:33 PM
Hi,

There are several answers to your question. If your first goal is to pass the certification you have to know that:

That being said, there is no "right" relationship except the direct/core ones. As soon as a relationship is derived it is a matter of what element you (as an architect) decide to hide (not model), so only you can define the best one.

If you don't have read it, I would highly recommend to read the Mastering ArchiMate book (https://masteringarchimate.com/mastering-archimate-edition-ii/) or at least the free Syntax Only PDF that you can download. It is by far the best way to learn ArchiMate if you don't have the chance to live in France and been trained by me in person :-) :-)

Regards,

JB
Title: Re: "Easiest" way to learn all possible relationships between all elements?
Post by: shadysand on June 15, 2016, 20:41:13 PM
Hi JB, merci beaucoup for the answer! :) My exam will be the combined one on levels 1 and 2.. I will have a look at the resource that you suggested.

Désolé, I'm a bit more to the north from France, otherwise I'd definitely consider that!  ;)

/Shady
Title: Re: "Easiest" way to learn all possible relationships between all elements?
Post by: Dirk Roos on August 03, 2016, 11:45:47 AM
A complete overview with all possible relation can be found in Archi via menu: Help / Archimate Relationships.