The enterprise architecture has made its way to prove that it supports the business architecture to a great extent. While designing the business, using TOGAF the modeling tool manly targets all aspects of Enterprise Architects. The language needs to be understood as well as the practical engagement is also of utmost importance. One can start with the entry level solution into the Archimate language.
It also needs to be remembered that with the help of the EA, an outline can be drawn for the company. It may also include description such as, how the human can be utilized by assigning them to particular roles, further subdividing the organization into small unit and various locations. The structural part of an organization represented by the Archimate is business actors. According to the standard, business actor can be a human part, a specific department or simply any business unit.
Here is a replica of a diagram how vertical organization reveals problem and the legitimate solution:
Firstly, the first unit in the business is sales organization followed by a manager. In general it is solely the manager who manages the business.
The diagram also reveals quite a number of Area manager, as per the diagram it shows that sales manager is the person who takes of the business from this level. It can be understood that sales manager is their boss. Not for forget, there will be multiple people for this position and they will be assigned and distributed work based on the geographical area.
Each area is looked after by managers separately for each and every product. Product managers are expected to report to Area Manager.
It also needs to be kept in mind that, a product may have a global product manager which you may not find in the mentioned diagram but please note that it is possible.
And only one back office works for managing the sales organization entirely.
By using the elements involved in Archimate helps to showcase the hierarchy of the organization. Although one of the major drawbacks for this modeling is, relationship among the business unit requires further detailed narration.
To talk about a business model that clearly states the attributes with particular element for the extension and it also requires a great deal of integration.