ArchiMate® in Practice – modelling the organisation’s foundation architecture

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Vusi Mdlalose, Head: Reference Architecture & Tooling, Barclays Africa Group

The Architecture team for Barclays Africa Group Limited took an informed decision to standardise on ArchiMate as the modelling notation and specification for building organisational architectures. We then invested in training and certifying our enterprise and domain architects, as well as those involved in capturing, creating or modelling architectural artefacts using the ArchiMate standard.

This presentation is a reflection on the journey we have travelled in learning ArchiMate as The Open Group technical standard, how it was implemented in our organisation, and how we have used it as the foundation upon which our organisation tailors domain-specific capabilities to help visualise, manage and govern our transformation initiatives.

The talk will include insight into how ArchiMate informed the building and implementation of our meta model, and how we then built our architecture reference models and underlying architectures.

Vusi Mdlalose, Head: Reference Architecture & Tooling, Barclays Africa Group

Initially a Chemical Analyst in the Pharmaceutical and Foods industry, Vusi changed career paths fifteen years ago to fulfill various roles in IT and enterprise architecture.

Vusi has set-up, installed, configured and tested information systems, implemented and managed projects and solutions, modelled business processes, administered and managed architecture repositories, developed, implemented and maintained enterprise architecture repository meta models and built enterprise architectures. The experiences and learnings gained through this journey have contributed to Vusi’s deep passion for repository-based enterprise architecture.

Vusi holds both TOGAF® 9 and ArchiMate® 2 certifications.



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