ArchiMate® 3.0

Relationship

Stereotype Question Description
Access

The access relationship models the ability of behavior and active structure elements to observe or act upon passive structure elements.
Aggregation

The aggregation relationship indicates that an element groups a number of other elements.
Assignment

The assignment relationship expresses the allocation of responsibility, performance of behavior, or execution.
Association

An association models an unspecified relationship, or one that is not represented by another ArchiMate relationship.
Composition

The composition relationship indicates that an element consists of one or more other elements.
Flow

The flow relationship represents transfer from one element to another.
Influence

The influence relationship models that an element affects the implementation or achievement of some motivation element.
Junction

A junction is used to connect relationships of the same type.
Realization

The realization relationship indicates that an entity plays a critical role in the creation, achievement, sustenance, or operation of a more abstract entity.
Serving

The serving relationship models that an element provides its functionality to another element.
Specialization

The specialization relationship indicates that an element is a particular kind of another element.
Triggering

The triggering relationship describes a temporal or causal relationship between elements.