The Influence relationship represents that an element affects the implementation or achievement of some motivation element.

The Influence relationship is used to describe that some architectural element influences achievement or implementation of a motivation element, such as a goal or a principle. In general, a motivation element is realized to a certain degree.

Attributes can be used to indicate the sign and/or strength of the influence. The choice of possible attribute values is left to the modeler; e.g., {++, +, 0, -, --} or [0..10]. By default, the Influence relationship models a contribution with unspecified sign and strength.




The degree in which the goal to increase customer satisfaction is realized may be represented by the percentage of satisfied customers that participate in a market interview.