A gap is defined as an outcome of a gap analysis between two plateaus, usually an architecture or the operations of a current and a desired situation.

The gap concept is linked to two plateaus (e.g., Baseline and Target Architecture, or two subsequent Transition Architectures), and represents the differences between these plateaus.

The concept is illustrated in the "Need to innovation" pattern (model) pattern.

Category: Implementation and Migration Extension

Examples: Gap between the Baseline and Target infrastructure

Typical Relationships:

  • Composition, Aggregation, Specialisation

Source: Archimate 2.1, Chapter 11 Implementation and Migration Extension.

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This class in the classification of its order

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