ArchiMate® Specification Update and ArchiMate Day 2017

By Andrew Josey, VP, Standards and Certifications, The Open Group

The ArchiMate 3.0.1 Specification now available and ArchiMate Day to be held in Amsterdam on October 25th

ArchiMate® Version 3.0: Technical Corrigendum No. 1 (TC1) has been published. This is a set of corrections to the ArchiMate 3.0 Specification. It is available as a free download from The Open Group website, and an updated version of the full specification including TC1 has been published, known as the ArchiMate 3.0.1 Specification. The two documents are available below:

 C179: ArchiMate® 3.0.1 Specification

U172: ArchiMate® Version 3.0: Technical Corrigendum No. 1

The second ArchiMate Day will be held at The Open Group Amsterdam event on Wednesday, October 25th. This is an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the ArchiMate modeling language, including ArchiMate certification, and the chance to network with the specification developers, and other users of the ArchiMate language. This one-day event includes an all morning ArchiMate track session looking at practical use-cases of the ArchiMate language and also the ArchiMate Exchange File Format. The speaker lineup includes Marc Lankhorst, Carl Chilley, Nicolas Mayer, Ales Vokal, Martin Tax, Phil Beauvoir, and Jean-Baptiste Sarrodie. In the afternoon, the inaugural ArchiMate® User Group meeting will be held. The agenda is available here.

ArchiMate 3 Certification News

The total of individual certifications worldwide now exceeds 4400 from 61 countries.

There are 16 accredited ArchiMate 3 training courses from 15 accredited training course providers and 3 affiliates. There are 3 ArchiMate 3 certified tools.

Coming soon, we expect to launch Acclaim badging for ArchiMate 3 Foundation and ArchiMate 3 Practitioner certified individuals. If you are ArchiMate 2 Certified, you can upgrade your certification via the ArchiMate 3 Advanced Bridge examination.

More information on ArchiMate 3 Certification, including the directory of Certified People and the official accredited training course calendar, can be obtained from The Open Group website at:

To connect with The Open Group ArchiMate Forum, please visit here.

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Andrew Josey is VP Standards and Certification overseeing all certification and testing programs of The Open Group. He also manages the standards process for The Open Group.

Since joining the company in 1996, Andrew has been closely involved with the standards development, certification and testing activities of The Open Group. He has led many standards development projects including specification and certification development for the ArchiMate®, TOGAF®, POSIX® and UNIX® programs.

He is a member of the IEEE, USENIX, UKUUG, and the Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA).  He holds an MSc in Computer Science from University College London.