London 2018 Training Outline

 MORNING SESSION 1 

 

EA4BI by Example 

Learn how to model business intelligence architectures and designs with the help of the EA4BI framework, a free MDG technology for Sparx Enterprise Architect (https://community.sparxsystems.com/community-resources/1124-ea4bi-enterprise-architecture-modeling-for-business-intelligence). After a short introduction of the framework by means of some practical examples, the trainees get the opportunity to model a small case study in cooperation with the trainer. As the timeframe of the training session is rather limited, the trainer will model the case study in real-time together with the trainees. They can either choose to view and/or follow this sample solution or create their own.

 

Rudi Claes - INNO.COM

I am a senior solution architect and enterprise architect, associated with inno.com (www.inno.com). Since 2006, I have been implementing, teaching, coaching, and realizing projects with Sparx Enterprise Architect for various organizations in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg. With a specialization and certification in the Microsoft business intelligence (BI) stack since 2008, I have also delivered various BI training courses and realized multiple BI projects. EA4BI combines all my favorite ICT topics –enterprise architecture, modeling, business intelligence and Sparx.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rudi-claes-39a696b

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MORNING SESSION 2 

 

Model Harvesting – A systematic way to build and institutionalize Architecture practices

What does it take to start using EA? Just use the toolbox and start creating diagrams? If yes, why not stick to Visio? Modelling in EA is all about standardizing on specific modelling convention (aka metamodel) and adhering it. One may argue there are standards (UML, ArchiMate, etc.) to do that, however most standards are far too generalized that only 20% of it is consumable, and any architecture practice should span across multiple frameworks. This session will discuss the following • Defining a metamodel for a basic architecture practice, that uses standard notations from ArchiMate, BPMN, Requirements and Usecases • Customizing EA with standardized toolboxes and quicklinkers to align with Metamodel • Importing information from various external sources Excel, Word into EA based on the aligned Metamodel • Creating Kanban diagrams, Heatmaps, diagram legends based visualizations etc from the harvested model • Custom SQL Searches to exactly find the right model information • Generating Reports and publishing model to wider stakeholders. Takeaways • A user manual on the discussed approach • Sample Data Collection Templates (Excel) • MDG definition model • Custom Searches • Reporting Templates

 

Nizam Mohamed - Prolaborate

Experience with Sparx Enterprise Architect – 13 Years
Core Skills – Sparx EA Customization and Rollout, Training and Consulting.

Clients – Ericsson, Westpac, Vodafone, Digi, Infineon, MLC Insurance (Nippon), Kellogg

 

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MORNING SESSION 3

 

Advanced data modelling in Enterprise Architect 

Data modelling has multiple dimensions and layers. Think about the conceptual, logical or physical data model layers or modelling languages like UML, ERD or ArchiMate. In this hands on session we are going to create a small but full model on a sample case in Enterprise Architect. We will practically apply techniques like UML class modelling, ArchiMate Passive Structure viewpoints, CRUD matrix and ERD. Furthermore we will discuss and apply a technique for integrating the three modelling layers. At the end of this session you will have an example of an integrated data model which you can extend to your own situation. When you want to participate in this session it is best you bring a laptop with EA installed on it with you.

 

Bert Dingemans - EAxpertise

 Bert is a data architect working often with Enterprise Architect mostly for UML class diagrams and ArchiMate 3.0. He uses Enterprise Architect for generating message documentation, ETL scripts, Database models and XSD files. Furthermore he is modelling enterprise architectures with ArchiMate 3.0. IDEA and the WPP are developed by Bert and these OSS products can be found at http://eaxpertise.nl

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AFTERNOON SESSION 1

 

The Fundamentals of MDG Creation

During this training workshop, Phil will provide attendees with hand-on experience in the development of a Metamodel using Enterprise Architect’s MDG technology. Specifically, attendees will gain practical experience in

• What an MDG can contain
• Defining tagged values prior to developing an MDG
• Using the Model Wizard to structure an MDG Project
• Defining stereotypes for Elements and Connectors
• Overview of shapescripts to define appearance for elements and connectors
• Defining a custom toolbox
• Defining a custom diagram
• Generating, deploying and testing the MDG
• Overview of Quicklink definition

 

Phil Chudley - Dunstan Thomas Consulting

Phil Chudley is a principal consultant at Dunstan Thomas Consulting Ltd. He has been using Enterprise Architect for over 12 years, and has vast modelling experience ranging from UML, BPMN and SysML. He has provided training consultancy for numerous organisations in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. These organisations cover sectors ranging from financial to aerospace and defence.

Phil has also developed two extensions for Enterprise Architect, BPMN Generator and EA Safe Delete.
Phil’s latest consultancies are the development of scripts for automated project workflow and validation /export of elements and relationships, and the management of RDF vocabularies including the import and export of RDF XML files

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AFTERNOON SESSION 2

 

Workshop “Pro Cloud Next Generation”

Part 1:
Technical Overview, Hands On (Bring your own (virtual) Windows Server): How to setup Pro Cloud Server incl. WebEA and Key Store Server
If you don’t have a license please request one short before installation: http://sparxsystems.com/products/procloudserver/index.html#registerform and remark in comments:
For EAUserGroup Workshop in London purposes (Session of Sparx CE, Peter Lieber) – duration till 30th June 2018

Part 2:
Hightlights of the new Pro Cloud Server:
• Key Store over https
• Row Level Security – configure directly in EA14 who is allowed to see what
• WebEA: Context Browser, Matrix, MiniProps
• External Data Sources: Jira, TFS, WRIKE, DropBox, ServiceNow and EA (Cloud) – one of the most interesting ones :)

 

Peter Lieber - Lieber Lieber Software

Peter Lieber is the founder and owner of a number of software and related companies, and since 2014 he has held the position of President at the Austrian Software Industry Association (VÖSI) (www.voesi.or.at). He enjoys sharing his business knowledge with entrepreneurs, managers and students, and with an underlying commitment to promoting the further evolution and global integration of Austria's software sector. As the founder of SparxSystems Central Europe (www.sparxsystems.eu) and LieberLieber Software (www.lieberlieber.com), Peter focuses on the so-called model-based development of software and systems. This new approach is paving the way for innovation in even the most challenging projects, such as the engineering of complex safety-critical systems in alignment with the principles of Industry 4.0.-v-

 

AFTERNOON SESSION 3

 

Enterprise Architect and ArchiMate for Strategic Planning

This ½ day training session is aimed at architects and managers responsible for business strategy, change management and/or performance improvement. It provides an accelerated introduction to creating ArchiMate V3 Strategy models within Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. Delegates will create a capability map defining a landscape of current and desired organisational capabilities. Tagged values will be used to add custom properties to record maturity levels and an auto-colour legend will create a heat map to identify areas of focus. Composite diagrams will be created for those capabilities that require attention, documenting courses of action and resources involved. We will also demonstrate an agile approach by adding courses of action to a Kanban diagram to schedule and track their implementation. Delegates who bring their own laptops running Sparx EA V13 or V14 will have the opportunity to follow demonstrations and create their own ArchiMate Strategy models.

 

Gillian Adens - Hippo Consulting

Gillian Adens is director at Hippo Software, an authorised services partner for Sparx Systems in the UK. Gillian studied joint honours Mathematics and Computing Science at Glasgow University and is a Chartered IT Professional Member of the British Computer Society. Gillian was one of the first adopters of UML and Sparx EA in the UK (using Sparx EA from V2 onwards). She is also an expert in BPMN and ArchiMate industry standard notations. Gillian currently provides formal training and consulting services to a wide range of organisations in finance, education, utilities, healthcare, travel and government market sectors.

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