ArchiMate 3.1 Specification: A New Version of the Standard | Real IRM

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November 2019 saw The Open Group release its latest version of the ArchiMate ® modeling language for Enterprise Architecture.

Version 3.1 is an update from Version 3.0 which was released in 2016. The update may be minor, but the new version holds a number of useful additions and improvements for Enterprise Architecture practitioners.

The three most notable improvements are:
- The addition of a value stream element
- The introduction of a directed notation for association
- Further formalization and refinement of the rules for deriving relationships

These improvements complete ArchiMate’s coverage of the Enterprise Architecture discipline in terms of the domains that it can describe. With such improvements, the fit-for-purpose Specification will only continue to add to its ever-growing user base.

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Should you be interested in attending an ArchiMate 3.1 course, please see the Real IRM website -, and contact the training department on +27 11 805 3734 or at

Date Published: 
Monday, 2 December, 2019 - 14:45