Enterprise architects in South Africa seeking to take their craft to the next level with the ArchiMate modeling language can do so for the first time in Africa. That’s the word from Real IRM which has become one of only six organisations worldwide accredited  to provide an ArchiMate 2.0 certification training course.
Available as a free download for internal use, ArchiMate is an open, vendor-agnostic international standard. ArchiMate 2.0 is aligned with TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework), with the association being deepened by members of The Open Group Architecture Forum.
Real IRM provides enterprise architecture products and services to both local and international organisations across industry verticals, says CEO Stuart Macgregor.
“ArchiMate provides the concepts for high-level modeling of the various architectural domains within complex enterprises,” he explains. These include processes, applications, information and technology.
He adds that enterprise architecture also stresses the relationships between domains, which is catered for within the ArchiMate modeling language.
“The integrated models which ArchiMate facilitates are the basis for different visualisations, aimed at different types of stakeholders. It also provides for different types of analysis, such as the impact of change, gap and quantitative analysis.”
The high-level models created with ArchiMate may be linked to different domain-specific detailed design standards, such as universal modeling language for software applications and infrastructure, or business process modeling notation for business processes.
Accredited by industry consortium The Open Group, delegates of the two-day course can take an exam to achieve The Open Group’s international ArchiMate Certification.