Author Topic: My Archi 4 OODA Canvas template  (Read 3659 times)


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My Archi 4 OODA Canvas template
« on: November 20, 2016, 21:20:10 PM »
I'm using Archi 4 to create views made with as few ArchiMate 3.0 elements as possible (mainly resource, course of action, grouping and note and only the triggering and association relation). I like the OODA diagram by John Boyd, see, but I never found a simple way to use it. Now that I'm using Archi 4 I thought it would be nice to make an OODA canvas which I can use as a strategy/tactics/solution whiteboard.

Unlike the Business Model Canvas it's made with grouping elements so you can place normal ArchiMate elements on the canvas. And you can resize the grouping elements if needed. I put some rough notes bout OODA in most grouping elements as a kind of "hints".

All feedback is welcome, especially in the form of improved OODA.archimate files  ;)
« Last Edit: November 21, 2016, 08:20:43 AM by Jean-Baptiste Sarrodie »


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Re: My Archi 4 OODA Canvas template
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2016, 07:46:07 AM »
This is very fascinating idea. By using ArchiMate 3 "Group" -concept and/or Archi-tools "Group" visual element it is possible to create many kinds of canvases or frames. ArchiMate model elements can be then used in those canvases. E.g. a custom version of "Business Model Canvas" can be created with those grouping elements, and then use ArchiMate elements there. Those very same ArchiMate elements can be then further used in other diagrams with same way (Customer Journey etc.). This way the development can be started from high level sketching and continuing to other views - by using exactly the same ArchiMate model elements in each and every diagram of the model. This keeps the EA-model consistent. (Now it is not possible to drop and use ArchiMate elements in BMC or Customer Journey canvases provided by Archi - of course those are very valuable tools as such already now.)
This idea opens up new possibilities to utilize this excellent Archi tool (v.4) with many scenarios in business development. OODA-loop is one of those interesting concepts that is now taken into use in this "phenomenon of lean & agile development"..


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Re: My Archi 4 OODA Canvas template
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 18:14:50 PM »
I'm huge fan of this work! Mapping across canvas domains is something I've been riffing on for a while - even using the specialization plugin to display graphic images of canvases in Archimate elements. While I've been using Archi for a a while - I'm brand new to the forums. I'd love to see what others are doing in this vein!