A driver is a condition that creates, motivates, or fuels goals or changes in an organization or community.

Drivers may be internal, in which case they are usually associated with a stakeholder. They may also be external.

For instance climate change motivates sustainable development "goal" (changes to a macro level Course of Action) #SDG13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

The name of a driver should preferably be a noun.

Category: Motivation Extension

Examples: "Customer satisfaction", "Compliance to legislation", "Profitability", "Economic changes", "Changing legislation"

Typical Relationships:

  • Composition, Aggregation, Specialisation, Influence

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


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This class in the classification of its order

The (ontological) order of Driver is the Techno Order.
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