An assessment is defined as the outcome of some analysis of some driver.

An assessment may reveal strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, or threats for some area of interest. These outcomes need to be addressed by adjusting existing goals or setting new ones, which may trigger changes to the enterprise architecture.

The name of an assessment should preferably be a noun or a very short sentence.

Category: Motivation Extension

Examples: "Complaining customers", "Leaving customers", "Long waiting queues", "High service times", "Changing legislation"

Typical Relationships:

  • Composition, Aggregation, Specialisation, Influence

Source: Archimate 2.1 Chapter 2.7 Motivation Extension and Chapter 10.