A stakeholder is defined as the role of an individual, team, or organization (or classes thereof) that represents their interests in, or concerns relative to, the outcome of an architecture or (of) a work system.

There is an illustration of the model element in the Work system pattern (Do).

A stakeholder has one or more interests in, or concerns about, the organisation and its enterprise architecture.

The name of a stakeholder should preferably be a noun.

Category: Motivation Extension

Examples: CEO, the board of directors, shareholders, customers, business, and application architects

Typical Relationships:

  • Composition, Aggregation, Specialisation

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