Brussels 2017 trainings

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EA4BI: Modelling a BI architecture in EA

The current mainstream enterprise architecture modeling languages provide little syntax to describe the primary goal of any business intelligence (BI) project, i.e. the transformation of data into information and knowledge.
As a consequence, modeling in most BI projects is done in isolation with the focus on design in stead of architecture, leading to poor alignment with enterprise architecture and the goals it seeks to realize.
EA4BI expands the discipline of enterprise architecture
modeling to BI.
As an enterprise architecture framework and toolkit focused on BI, it facilitates and empowers end-to-end BI modeling, but also provides linkage to other enterprise architecture domains and modeling languages.

Rudi Claes

Inno.com

Rudi is a senior solution architect and enterprise architect, associated with inno.com. Since 2006, he has been implementing, teaching, coaching, and realizing projects with Sparx Enterprise Architect for various organizations in the Benelux. With a specialization and certification in the Microsoft business intelligence (BI) stack since 2008, he has also delivered various BI training courses and realized multiple BI projects. EA4BI combines all his favorite ICT topics –enterprise architecture, modeling, business intelligence and Sparx.

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Advanced Document Generation with standard RTF templates

Document generation is important in most organisations that work with Enterprise Architect. Storing information in the model is good, but most stakeholders still require documents.

 

Enterprise Architect comes with a sophisticated document generator that has seen great improvements in the last versions (v10, v11, v12 and v13). You also get a standard set of document templates that will quickly generate a document for a part of your model.

 

The problems arise however the moment you try to do something a bit more sophisticated with the document templates. Get information from different packages, use different templates for the same (set of) elements, etc… You will quickly realize that the approach of having one large template that generates the whole document is not useful for real-world document requirements.

 

In this training Geert will teach you how to tackle this problem using a Virtual Documents, Template Fragments and Scripting in order to create professional documents from your EA model.

You will learn about

-          Basic Templates

-          Basic Template fragments

-          Custom SQL Fragments

-          Custom Script Fragments

-          Virtual Documents

-          Automating the creation of the virtual document

At the end of the training you will have created a document template for a use case diagram containing all the details that usually are required in that type of document.

Geert Bellekens

Bellekens IT

Geert Bellekens is an acknowledged Enterprise Architect expert and has written numerous add-ins for Enterprise Architect, including the free open source EA Navigator, EA-Matic etc..


Geert has helped several of the larger Belgian organizations to define and document their modelling method, train and coach the modelers and develop supporting tools for Enterprise Architect.


He is also one of the founding members and a regular speaker on the EA User Group events

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Collaboration with EA – Cloud Server, OSLC WebEA, Version Handling – third party solutions

In this Session Peter and Daniel will demonstrate how to setup and use some of the server features of Enterprise Architect – we will have enough time to talk about scenarios and your requirements.

 

  • Explain Technology and Use Cases around Pro Cloud Server

  • Installing ProCloud Server

  • Configuring ProCloud Server

  • Why it helps to make your models more federated and accessible

  • Customizing WebEA

  • OSLC and ProCloud Server

  • Considerations on Team Work and Version Management

  • Thirdparty extensions

  • Shared Asset Service

  • What Database engine should I use and why


Your key takeaway will be that you will have good understanding when – which technology or offering can help you to solve your team modeling challenges.

Daniel Siegl - Lieber Lieber

Peter Lieber - Sparx System CE

Daniel has been involved with model-based engineering since 2000. He first experienced model-based

engineering with Together, and then moved on to the current focus: Enterprise Architect by Sparx Systems.

He gained deep experience handling critical software projects around the world in the IT, apparel and

footwear industries.

The next logical step was to join European-based LieberLieber, the Enterprise Architect Specialists, in

2006. In 2009 he became CEO, and in his role as developer of international business he also became CEO of LieberLieber Software Corp, based in Houston, TX, in 2014.Daniel is heavily involved with LieberLieber's Automotive and Logistics clients, helping them to build tools to develop their products in a more efficient way. He is passionate about UML/SysML, embedded systems, and industry standards like AUTOSAR.

He is an experienced speaker, a founding member of the Enterprise Architect User Group and represents LieberLieber at the Object Management Group.

Daniel lives with his family in Vienna, Austria


Peter Lieber is a Serial Entrepreneur in Software Industry and since September 2014 president of the Austrian Association of Software Industry (www.voesi.or.at). He is committed to sharing knowledge with students, entrepreneurs and managers. In his most relevant businesses: SparxSystems Central Europe (www.sparxsystems.eu/www.sparxsystems.de) and LieberLieber Software (www.lieberlieber.com/www.lieberlieber.us) he is focused on model based systems and software engineering.

 
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Model Curation - getting other people to understand your models

As EA users we’re great at creating ever more complex and wonderful models, using multiple modelling languages, and maybe with subtle improvements of our own. These take lots of effort and thought to create, and even more to maintain.

So it’s especially annoying when other people don’t understand or appreciate what we have created. This makes it hard to check that the content of our models is right, and makes them much less useful to the rest of the business.

So this workshop will explore some ways of making models more accessible to non-EA experts.

We’ll quickly review some the EA features which allow this, and some of the other ways we can ‘curate’ content for other people. Most of the workshop will be spent looking at particular scenarios and examples, and collecting together some “best practice”, using the knowledge and experience of all the delegates.

So come along and be prepared to learn AND contribute.

Requires laptop with EA – yes, one between each 2 delegates

EA version needed: Instructor will be using EA 13, so if you decide if you want to use a previous version be prepared to translate.



Ian Mitchell

Ability Engineering

A long-standing EA user, business analyst mentor and teacher, Ian is the author of the popular eaDocX® document generator for EA, as well as being heavily involved with the design of Prolaborate.

He also shares his observations from 30+ years in IT at www.theartfulmodeller.com.

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Traceability in practice (Novice and average)

The need for traceability has always been one of the drivers in the selection of an analysis case tool. In this workshop, we will take a look at the variety of out of the box and custom possibilities EA provides in the successful implementation of traceability within EA. his 1/2-day training session is aimed at novice or average users of Enterprise Architect. The main part of this workshop will be hands-on.

A laptop with a working version of EA is required to get the best out of this workshop.  It’s also possible to work in pairs.

Dennis Geluk

Di Vetro

Dennis is a senior information analyst and partner at DiVetro in the Netherlands. He has over 15 years of experience in IT. During this period, he has fulfilled a broad spectre of roles at different customers.

Dennis helped numerous customers in the configuration and implementation of EA. (configuration management and best practices). Currently Dennis is working at KLM as a business analyst and coach in implementing a new agile way of working.

Over the years Dennis has worked with a variety of case tools. He has been using different versions of Enterprise Architect and always tries to get the best out of the use of a case tool.

 CALL TO ACTION:

 

Call for Speakers - Brussels 2017

 

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Call for Speakers and/or Teachers

 

Brussels
October 5 & 6, 2017

 

Dear Enterprise Architect enthusiast. Our next EA User Group event is planned on the 5th and 6th October 2017 in Brussels.

 

Similar to the event in London in May we will organize a two-day event.

The first day, 5 October will be the training day. This day will be filled with 1/2 day hands-on training sessions to allow us to go into detail on a variety of subjects.

 

The second day, 6 October will be a classical EAUG day filled with 45-minute sessions covering all kinds of EA related topics.

We are interested in just about everything you do with Enterprise Architect, from the organisation of your model to enhancements you have made using MDG or the automation API, or even just a project with which you are especially happy with. That said, we are not just after the sunshine stories and would be interested in hearing about any experiences learned the hard way. Presentations of an obvious or purely commercial nature will not be accepted.

Some example topics are:

·  Enterprise Architecture (TOGAF, DoDAF/UPDM)

·  Business Architecture, Capability Mapping, Process Modelling

·  Systems Engineering

·  Business Analysis, Requirements Management

·  Modelling Languages (UML, SysML, BPMN, ArchiMate)

·  SOA, DDS, GIS, NIEM

·  Data modelling

·  Code generation/IDE integration

·  Project management

·  EA-based reporting

·  EA scripting and automation

·  Simulation

·  Tool adoption/deployment

·  MDG Technologies/UML profiles

·  Model collaboration and management

·  Test management

Do you have a story to tell or a course to teach?

If so, please let us know.

Closing date for Speaker submissions for the
Enterprise Architect Brussels Conference 2017 is
September 15, 2017
 

You will be confirmed as a speaker no later than September 22, 2017.
Thank you for taking time to share with us!

Brusssels October 2017

 

A 2 day event in Brussels, Thursday 5th and Friday 6th October 2017

Thursday 5th October: an EA training day, with a small number of in-depth sessions led by approved EA training partners.

Friday 6th October: a ‘traditional’ EAUG event day - presentations,case studies and user stories.

Please Note: numbers on Thursday for training will be limited.

AGENDA:

  • Thursday 5th October: EA training day - Details
  • Friday 6th October: a ‘traditional’ EAUG event day - Details

VENUE:

 ACV-CSC Offices, Aeropolis Haachtsesteenweg 579, 1031 Schaarbeek, Brussels 

 

TICKETS - BUY NOW:

Best value: €525  - To join us for both days

€500 - To join us on Thursday for the training day.

€75 - To join us on Friday for the presentations.

 

CALL TO ACTION:

 

EAUG Friday Presentations

Presentations -  London 2017 -   Friday May 19th

 

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Opening Keynote - Peter Lieber; LieberLieber Software

 Enterprise Architecture and Standardisation to survive as innovation leader and/or to have the chance to innovate

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 EA and version control in practice.

Dennis Geluk; DiVetro

 Trying to find the best way to get your model under version control? What to choose? Separate EA project files with simple merges, the “common” database or integrating a version control tool like TFS or SVN.  During this presentation Dennis will give an insight in the experiences and best-practices of DiVetro. These best-practices were created as the result of several consulting assignments and the experience of DiVetro consultants with their own EA / SVN implementation.  We will look into the pros and cons of some configurations and pin-point which configuration suits which situation best.  

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 How to get non-IT people to start liking EA

Graham Taylor; Cofunds

 Anyone who has used EA knows it has its quirks. It can be hugely powerful, or incredibly frustrating depending on what you’re trying  to achieve, so how do you get people with no IT background to want to get involved?  In this warts and all case study, we look at how Enterprise Architect has gone from being the domain of just a few “geeks” into the central source for all change programmes within a large financial organisation. Different audiences require very different outputs and so we have had to work through ways of delivering the information people need in a way they can understand.  The session will cover, loading information from various sources such as Visio, Excel and Word, document production with eaDocX and the RTF generator, generating reports with a reporting server / Access databases, Integrating diagrams into PowerPoint.

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 Planning and managing business and technology transformation using Enterprise Architect

Graham Williamson; Interserve

 In the last 6 months Graham introduced Sparx EA into the Group Technology Strategy function within Interserve to enable more accurate and detailed transformational planning of their complex landscape and ambitious change portfolio.  Graham would like to share with you his experience of the following: Real-world enterprise architecture modelling and planning requirements, selecting the right solution (and getting it wrong),extending Sparx EA 13 and Archimate 3.0, creating temporal architecture models, searching and reporting from temporal architecture models, creating exec-level content as well as architect and engineer-level content from the same model,  migrating data from an existing EA repository into Sparx, warts and all, benefits so far and future plans.

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 Running automated tests with your EA add-ins

Guillaume Finance; Viseo

One of the strengths of EA lies in its capability to be extended through stereotypes and UML profiles, custom searches, automated scripts, add-ins, etc. Scripts and add-ins use EA’s API to run automated tasks and achieve new features. As a result, Sparx EA community has released a wide range of free and commercial add-ins such as EANavigator, hoTools, eaDocX, BEASI, etc.  Since 2015, Guillaume maintains and shares a free utilities add-in: eaUtils (www.eautils.com). This add-in started off with the need to centralize and share features from existing custom scripts. eaUtils is aimed at saving time in specific scenarios such as sorting a wide array of elements within the model, generating the alias value for elements according to their layout in a diagram.  Since its release, eaUtils range of settings has increased making it more and more time consuming to run tests for each build. As a personal project, Guillaume looked at defining and running automated tests for eaUtils addin directly in EA before releasing version 1.12. To extend further the usefulness of such module successfully implemented specifically for eaUtils, Guillaume has investigated existing open source add-ins to associate and run automated tests.  This talk will illustrate the automated test module designed and implemented in eaUtils addin, followed by the integration study with other add-ins.

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Visualisation of EA model data in non UML tools.

Hans Natvig; Consoden 

Stakeholders are often not interested in UML/SysML diagrams. Many feel that the diagrams are difficult to understand and lose interest very quickly. However, EA-data can easily be exported in a language-independent data format such as JSON for customised visualisation in other tools. An example will be demonstrated where EA is used with UPDM/UAF to model an enterprise architecture where parts are subsequently visualised in a web browser using D3.js and Bootstrap.

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Web Collaboration - Everything is about to change

Ian Mitchell; Ability Engineering 

Making EA information available to people via a web interface isn’t just a technical change. It means that knowledge stored in EA can now be shared with whole new groups of business users.  Done well, this can massively improve how we engage our stakeholders. Done badly, we’ll just create more confusion. In this talk Ian will explore how this can be a game-changer for us modellers, and show what the future can hold.  The future of EA starts here.

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Introduction to Martin-Baker and ejection seat technology

James Cullen; Martin Baker Aircraft Corporation

What is driving the change to model-based engineering? What are the advantages gained by using SysML in ejection seat design? A walkthrough of the model and how the systems development lifecycle is implemented with SysML.  How we are developing a standard for model-based engineering at martin-baker. Challenges ahead and areas of improvement.

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Enterprise Architect as an (integrated) modelling platform for the Infrastructure and Industrial Domain.

 Jan de Liefde; The Collective

Is Enterprise Architect usable as an integrated modelling platform for Infrastructure and industrial systems? For a positive answer on this Enterprise Architect should not only be enable to support mechanical, electrical, industrial automation design and safety analysis but also offer graphical presentations for non-engineers like fire departments, traffic operators, legislation departments, etc. This presentation shows engineering artefacts like hazards, event trees, FMECA’s and fault trees for supporting safety analysis and piping & instrumentation diagrams, one line schema’s, elevation diagrams and instrument loop diagrams for supporting electrical, mechanical engineers and instrumentation engineers

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 Using Enterprise Architect & SysML for the Development of an In-Wheel Motor System

John Gladstone; Protean Electric

Protean Electric is an award-winning technology company that has developed an in-wheel electric motor system for hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles.  This In-Wheel Electric Motor System is being developed to comply with automotive standard ISO-26262, which provides guidance and recommendations for the development of safety related systems. Included in these recommendations is the use of UML and/or SysML.  Protean Electric has used Enterprise Architect with SysML to develop a system model of the design; ensuring compliance with the standard.  This presentation will explain, with the use of real examples, the specific EA capabilities that have been exploited by Protean Electric during their developing activities. Topics will include: model Structure – how do we organise our model and why? use of Architecture Frameworks & Patterns – why are they useful and how can you implement one? SQL Queries – why being able to write queries is essential for your Systems Engineering activities with EA, Document Generation and the Glossary – document generation is easier than you think! Methodology & Process – putting it all together, Required Reading – there is lots of information out there... where do you start?  This talk will not make you an instant expert on this topic. Its goal is to show what you need to know if your organisation is considering similar activities with EA.

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Suppression of Empty Data Properties in Documentation Reports

Phil Chudley; Dunstan Thomas Consulting

 When using EA’s documentation functionality and reporting templates, data fields are always output whether or not they contain data. This can result in reports containing many blank sections which may be undesirable. During this presentation, Phil will present a method of supressing properties when no data is present in that property.

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A BA, PM, and EA success Story

Ramsay Millar; Integrate 

Leaders steering business transformation initiatives, in public and private enterprise, need highly effective strategic BA’s, PM’s, EA’s working collaboratively to ensure business outcomes are realized. We also need to reduce the severe risk of highly visible transformation failures by leveraging productivity tools, and by adopting highly effective techniques. Transformation failures are growing but for a small skilled percentage this is not the case. Find out what success looks like.  Creating collaborative and repeatable transformations with diverse stakeholders are not skills of traditional stove pipe BA’s, PM’s and EA’s. Learn insights on why BA’s PM’s and EABA’s need to collaborate effectively to dramatically improve business value during ever demanding and changing times. Gain insights on how the top few performing organizations practice a systems thinking approach to succeed the first time and avoid failures.  Learn directly from recent case studies on how to succeed when planning and executing a transformation across diverse landscapes involving diverse stakeholders.   Over twenty successful Sparx EA TOGAF repository deployment engagements, Millar developed the open INTEGRATED Framework for Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, consisting of a harmonized blend of modeling standards from respected individuals and standards groups including, OMG BMM, OMG BPMN, OMG BIZBOK, OMG UML, CMMI, IEEE, IIBA BABOK, and TOGAF.  Learn how one consultant firm has proven to their clients how to accelerate transformations, improve business flexibility, and reduce the severe risk of transformation failures. Enterprise Architects must ensure value by dramatically reducing transformation risks.

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Keeping track of changes within a release.

Richard Hilekes: DiVetro 

Have you ever tried to keep track of all the changes you and your team made to the model for a specific release? What if your model is used as a benchmark for functionality and suppliers need to have a detailed overview on the changes within a release?  During this presentation Richard will give an insight into the experiences of DiVetro during the maintenance project of the civil records specification in the Netherlands.  During this project DiVetro and Municipal experts make regular changes to civil records specifications and release them 2 or 3 times a year. With each release, detailed release notes were needed to keep suppliers involved.  Clever use of tailored “Statuses” and traceability options within EA made it possible to generate the release notes for every release (up to 100 pages).  We will look at the process we use and the way EA helps us to keep track of changes.

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Implementing repository specific EA addin code

 Stephen Channell

  Sparx provides a Software Development Kit (http://sparxsystems.com/downloads/resources/booklets/enterprise_architect_sdk.pdf ) to enable full customisation of EA through a COM registered addin.  EA.Gen.Addin (https://www.nuget.org/packages/EA.Gen.Addin/) is Façade component that enables addin development as a rapid alternative to scripts, but without the need for Dev-Access or packaging. Stephen will be presenting a worked example of an addin using EA.Gen.Addin.

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 Gaining Control over Your Enterprise’s Modelling Environment

Terry Merriman; OAD Consulting

 More and more companies are realizing the benefits of formally modeling their architecture. This is especially true where they are focusing on incorporating business architecture with their enterprise architecture to further the company’s strategic plans. However, they are also realizing the need to gain control over their modelling environment in order to produce consistent, meaningful results. This is especially true with more and more business based individuals joining the modelling effort.  In this session, we will explore the development of a profile incorporating concepts from numerous areas including the Business Motivation Model, Business Capability Model, Business Rules, Business Processing, Application Architecture, Solution Architecture, Information Architecture, and Technology Architecture. We will then see how the profile was leveraged to establish processes to promote elements from the planning phase to the implementation phase. Included will be a look at some of the patterns used within the profile to efficiently handle the tagged values and relationships that elements’ metatypes can inherit from their parent metatypes.  Throughout the session, Model Guardian, an extension to Enterprise Architect, will be used to show the overall structure of the profile and to quickly make adjustments and embed extended rules that control what modelers can do. Examples include: Assigning roles to users and limiting their ability to make changes to just those areas of a model that are specific to their role, e.g. creating and deleting only those element types germane to their role. Controlling what element and connector types may be created on a given diagram type. Controlling what element and connector types may appear on a given diagram type. Limiting relationships between elements to those defined in your profile. Consolidating  all or parts of XML based MDG profiles for Enterprise Architect, e.g. BPMN 2.0, into your profile and extending your profile rules over them.  Finally, the session will demonstrate powerful, dialog driven ways with which to control the modelling effort, e.g. element relationship management. The dialog's leverage your profile to present only those elements and connectors that are relevant to the specific modelling task at hand.

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 Modelling XSDs with EA’s Schema Composer and add-in EA Message Composer

Tom Geerts; Atrias

 Tom will provide an in-depth look at the modelling approach for XML Schema Definition files (XSD) using EA’s built-in Schema Composer, the EA Message Composer add-in and the standard XML Schema generation. This approach involves the use of a centrally managed messaging model and the creation of a subset per message, which results in an XSD file. Tom will also discuss the migration process and compare the new way of working with the previous modelling approach. Other uses of the Schema Composer will be introduced as part of the challenges in the future.  The modelling approach (use of the Schema Composer and the EA Message Composer add-in) will be demonstrated in a live demo.

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Training Day Sessions

 

 Training Sessions -  London 2017 -   Thursday May 18th

 

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The Art of Visualizing Software Architecture in EA

 Bob Hruska

 Ask somebody in the building industry to visually communicate the architecture of a building and you'll be presented with site plans, floor plans, elevation views, cross-section views and detail drawings. In contrast, ask a software developer to communicate the software architecture of a software system using diagrams and you'll likely get a confused mess of boxes and lines.   This workshop aims to provide a lightweight Simon Brown’s “C4 model” approach that software development teams can use to visualize their software in Enterprise Architect. The MDG Technology for C4 Model provides predefined model structure together with diagrams and relevant elements enabling you to draw diagrams at varying levels of abstraction to visualize the static structure of a software system.

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Advanced Document Generation with Enterprise Architect

Geert Bellekens

 Document generation is important in most organisations that work with Enterprise Architect. Storing information in the model is good, but most stakeholders still require documents. Enterprise Architect comes with a sophisticated document generator that has seen great improvements in the last versions (v10, v11, v12 and v13). You also get a standard set of document templates that will quickly generate a document for a part of your model. In this training Geert will teach you how to tackle this problem using a Virtual Documents, Template Fragments and Scripting in order to create professional documents from your EA model.

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Sparx EA and ArchiMate for Architects

Gillian Adens 

This 1/2 day training session is aimed at business, solution, technology and enterprise architects. (Using EA V13 and ArchiMate V3) It provides an accelerated introduction to creating ArchiMate V3 models within Sparx EA. Delegates will learn how ArchiMate is structured and how it relates to TOGAF, UML and BPMN. The session will cover notation for the most commonly used ArchiMate concepts and show how to create layer specific and multi-layer viewpoints within Sparx EA. It will also demonstrate key decision making techniques within Sparx EA such as using traceability to understand the impact of change, using tagged values to hold properties of architectural significance, using auto-colour legends to create a heat map and documenting technology roadmaps. Delegates who bring a laptop running Sparx EA will have the opportunity to follow demonstrations and create their own ArchiMate models. 

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Model Curation - Getting other people to understand your models

Ian Mitchell 

As EA users we’re great at creating ever more complex and wonderful models, using multiple modelling languages, and maybe with subtle improvements of our own. These take lots of effort and thought to create, and even more to maintain. So it’s especially annoying when other people don’t understand or appreciate what we have created. This makes it hard to check that the content of our models is right, and makes them much less useful to the rest of the business. This workshop will explore some ways of making models more accessible to non-EA experts.  We’ll quickly review some the EA features which allow this, and some of the other ways we can ‘curate’ content for other people. Most of the workshop will be spent looking at particular scenarios and examples, and collecting together some “best practice”, using the knowledge and experience of all the delegates.  Come along and be prepared to learn AND contribute.

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TOGAF - How to operate an Architectural Framework for success

Matthew Thomas 

Building a model and changing it over and over until it is right, is quicker, less costly and less risky than doing the same thing in the real world. As project size and complexity increase, the more modelling can pay off. Equally, the more challenging the modelling work itself. This is where architectural frameworks can bring value, by guiding and structuring the architectural effort.  Embodying very many years’ experience of executing architecture successfully, TOGAF - The Open Group Architectural Framework - is a leading architectural framework. Sparx has a TOGAF MDG plug-in that puts some structure to your model, and defines 13 additional diagram types and toolbars. Good to go! But are you?  This hands-on interactive workshop introduces the Sparx TOGAF MDG, and ways to build upon it to execute architecture successfully. It addresses the limitations of the MDG, and gets us to think about how the TOGAF specification help to fill the gaps. It then focusses on how a model structured in Sparx around TOGAF can be used to describe baseline and target architectures. The gap analysis and impact analysis features of Sparx will be examined and practised.

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Business Process Modelling using EA v13 and BPMN 2.0

Phil Chudley 

For anyone who needs to model business processes using BPMN 2.0 in EA version 13, this training is hands-on and supplemented with presentations and demonstrations, ideally attendees will have their own laptop with EA version 13 installed. Covering the four diagrams of BPMN, their use and potential target audience, Conversation Choreography, Collaboration, Business Process.  Modelling approach using EA, focussing on re-useable elements. Practical Business Process Modelling in EA using Collaboration and Business Process Diagrams: Use and role of owning Process Model elements, Re-using Pools and Lanes, Re-using Activities, Use of Callable Sub-Processes. 

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Previous Event Presentations

 

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Brussels 2017 Talks

Agenda 6th October 2017 Brussels

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What's new in EA 13 and 13.5

During this session Peter will guide us through the main novelties in the latest versions of Enterprise Architect: versions 13 and 13.5


Find out how Enterprise Architect moves forward and discover which new or improved features can make a difference in your day to day work.

Peter Lieber

Sparx Systems CE

Peter Lieber is a Serial Entrepreneur in Software Industry and since September 2014 president of the Austrian Association of Software Industry (www.voesi.or.at). He is committed to sharing knowledge with students, entrepreneurs and managers. In his most relevant businesses: SparxSystems Central Europe (www.sparxsystems.eu/www.sparxsystems.de) and LieberLieber Software (www.lieberlieber.com/www.lieberlieber.us) he is focused on model based systems and software engineering.

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EA @ Jan de Nul

The cornerstones of the Jan De Nul Group as a dredging, offshore, civil and environmental contractor are innovation, expertise and sustainability.


Thanks to its skilled employees and its continuous investments in own equipment, Jan De Nul Group is a leading expert in the business.

The professional and innovative solutions are trusted across the industry.


In this session, Patrick and Rudi will explain and demonstrate how JDN is using Enterprise Architect for their Business Process Management project.   


Business process lifecycle management, improving search ability by a uniform browser-structure and by extended use of custom search,  and document generation are important aspects in this project.

Rudi Claes

Inno.com

Patrick Frankignoul

Jan De Nul Group

Rudi is a senior solution architect and enterprise architect, associated with inno.com. Since 2006, he has been implementing, teaching, coaching, and realizing projects with Sparx Enterprise Architect for various organizations in the Benelux. With a specialization and certification in the Microsoft business intelligence (BI) stack since 2008, he has also delivered various BI training courses and realized multiple BI projects. EA4BI combines all his favorite ICT topics –enterprise architecture, modeling, business intelligence and Sparx.


Patrick is a senior analyst and project manager with more than 30 years of experience in ICT projects.  He was responsible for the total life cycle of software solutions for a wide range of companies, as well packages as custom made solutions.  Since two years he is the inspirer of the BPM project at Jan De Nul

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Web Collaboration - Everything is about to change

Making EA information available to people via a web interface isn’t just a technical change. It means that knowledge stored in EA can now be shared with whole new groups of business users.


Done well, this can massively improve how we engage our stakeholders.

Done badly, we’ll just create more confusion.


In this talk Ian will explore how this can be a game-changer for us modellers, and show what the future can hold.


The future of EA starts here.

Ian Mitchell

Ability Engineering

A long-standing EA user, business analyst mentor and teacher, Ian is the author of the popular eaDocX® document generator for EA, as well as being heavily involved with the design of Prolaborate.

He also shares his observations from 30+ years in IT at www.theartfulmodeller.com.

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Manage a Canonical Data Model using EA

Enexis aims for a flexible and agile integration landscape. The creation of platform-independent service interfaces using a Canonical Data Model (CDM) that is based on open standards (such as OAGIS, HR-XML, UN/CEFACT CCTS and EPRI-CIM), is essential in achieving this goal. However, managing these, mainly large and complex, reference models without proper tooling is no easy task.

Enexis has chosen Enterprise Architect as the primary tool for maintenance of the reference models and generation of service interfaces from these models.

The presentation will highlight the steps that Enexis has taken to build a CDM management tool using EA and the process we use to transform reference models into a CDM framework, build domain models from the framework, use the Schema Composer to build service profiles and eventually generate service interfaces (both SOAP/XML and Swagger/JSON) from these profiles.

Wouters Meijers

Nebulon

Wouter Meijers is a highly experienced technologist with over 30 years of background in information technology, technical automation, multimedia and e-commerce. His focus is mainly on Service Oriented Architecture, Internet technology for portals, application integration and identity & access management. In the past 15 years, he has been working as an Enterprise Architect as well as Solution Architect for various, mostly large, customers in many different business domains, from government to education to industry. Wouter is currently working for Enexis in the role of Data Architect and is responsible for creation, maintenance and roll-out of the EA-based CDM Management tool.

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Managing with models, what difference does it make?

In this interactive session, we will investigate how the increasing use of models changes the way that organisations manage their business development, projects and BAU ops. We’ll identify the advantages and disadvantages of working with models, review the options and decisions that need to be made, and understand the likely outcomes of those decisions. The session will include examples taken from:

model and project governance

risk & issue management

contract management

reporting

‘Traditional’ Project Lifecycle including change management

Agile delivery projects including backlogs, scrums, deployment

stakeholder management

Jackie Mitchell

Ability Engineering

Jackie has been a project and programme manager, consultant and trainer in technology industries (Aerospace, Health, Telecoms and IT) for more than 30 years. She has taught and delivered projects using a wide range of different PM approaches, tools and methods.  Working with Enterprise Architect and a range of clients, Jackie’s recent experience has been helping organisations to integrate structured system design into end-to-end Project delivery, putting EA model data at the heart of their business.

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Enterprise Architect as a modelling platform for the integrated design of a metro system

In this presentation, we look at the modelling of a large infrastructure system like a metro system by using Enterprise Architect.  We present not only how we made the design by using Use Cases, Functions, Objects and Interfaces but also how we integrated test coverage in relation to release management, Hazard analyses, Geographical deployment, management reporting and specific rail items such as track zones and safe working areas in the design. We will close our presentation with a view on the next steps we are taking to model a network oriented system like a public transportation system.

Jan de Liefde

The Collective

Jan de Liefde is co-owner of The Collective and working as a senior consultant for public and private parties. His working field is mostly related to Model Based (Systems) Engineering and Technical Management during the different stages of the System Life Cycle of Infrastructure systems such as tunnels, sluices, water surge barriers and metro.

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User Forum: This is what we need from EA!

Enterprise Architect is a tool very diverse tool with numerous features and options to suit everyone. It can be used by project managers, architects, analysts, developers, testers, etc..

But because EA is serving such a diverse user base we feel like sometimes Sparx Systems is not entirely aware of what we as users really need the most from this tool; so let’s do something about that.

This session is aimed at gathering a list of top requirements with all EA users present at the meeting.

This list will then be presented to Sparx Systems to be considered for implementation. By speaking as a group we can make Sparx Systems understand that these requirements are not just the wishes of an individual user, but the top requirements of the user base in this area.

EA User Group

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Using Enterprise Architect for architecting the TenneT Data Platform

Many organisations are investigating the possibilities of Big Data solutions, for example the Dutch and German Electricity Transport System Operator TenneT. Introducing Big Data is new and traditional approaches are of limited use. Think about introducing data-lab functionalities, innovative and agile approaches, new technologies like NoSql or Hadoop. How are you going to support these activities in an organisation as an architect and how can Enterprise Architect support you in adding architectural value.

In this session we will discuss a reference architecture for the TenneT Data Platforms, modelling techniques, architectural patterns and agile approaches all supported by the use of Enterprise Architect. You will see examples of big data patterns, solutions and templates based on ArchiMate. Participants receive an eap with sample patterns, templates and a sample blueprint of an Big Data Platform.

Bert Dingemans

TenneT

Bert is a data architect working often with Enterprise Architect mostly for UML class diagrams and ArchiMate 2.0. He uses Enterprise Architect for generating message documentation, XSD files and modelling enterprise architectures with ArchiMate 2.0

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Deriving code from models for the sake of traceability

The generation of code for embedded targets is becoming more and more common.

Especially in light of the  EU Directive on data protection, some of the lessons learned are starting to become feasible again for Line of Business Applications.

Why? Because it is simply the best way to prove that what you document is also what you run. To be successful with this approach, however, you must prepare yourself.

Come and join us to see how EA, with or without third-party tools, can make your software better.

Daniel Siegl

LieberLieber

Daniel has been involved with model-based engineering since 2000. He first experienced model-based

engineering with Together, and then moved on to the current focus: Enterprise Architect by Sparx Systems.

He gained deep experience handling critical software projects around the world in the IT, apparel and

footwear industries.

The next logical step was to join European-based LieberLieber, the Enterprise Architect Specialists, in

2006. In 2009 he became CEO, and in his role as developer of international business he also became CEO of LieberLieber Software Corp, based in Houston, TX, in 2014.Daniel is heavily involved with LieberLieber's Automotive and Logistics clients, helping them to build tools to develop their products in a more efficient way. He is passionate about UML/SysML, embedded systems, and industry standards like AUTOSAR.

He is an experienced speaker, a founding member of the Enterprise Architect User Group and represents LieberLieber at the Object Management Group.

Daniel lives with his family in Vienna, Austria

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Modelling Messages with the Schema Composer

Modelling Messages has always been a difficult task in most modelling tools, including Enterprise Architect.

Since version 12 EA has a new tool to accommodate this taks: The Schema Composer.

With the Schema Composer, you can define messages as a subset of your general information model. You can cherry pick classes, attributes and associations to build the exact message structure you need, without having to duplicate parts of the information model, or resort to somewhat unstable methods such as diagram visibility.

In this session Geert wil explain and demonstrate the usage of this powerful tool and its different possibilities for managing your messages in EA.

Geert Bellekens

Bellekens IT

Geert Bellekens is an acknowledged Enterprise Architect expert and has written numerous add-ins for Enterprise Architect, including the free open source EA Navigator, EA-Matic etc..


Geert has helped several of the larger Belgian organizations to define and document their modelling method, train and coach the modelers and develop supporting tools for Enterprise Architect.


He is also one of the founding members and a regular speaker on the EA User Group events

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Presenter Bios London 2017

 

Bob Hruška

Lieber Lieber 

Bob, formally known as Bohumil Hruška is an OMG Certified UML® Professional™ who has over fifteen years’ experience in software engineering, where he has played various roles in several industries delivering systems that offer real value for customers. Bob possesses experience in running large projects both on-site and working with remote, multicultural teams. Bob is also experienced in the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) appraisal journey and with development of the New Product Introduction (NPI) process.

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Dennis Geluk

DiVetro

 Dennis is a senior information analyst and partner at DiVetro in the Netherlands. He has over 15 years of experience in IT. During this period he has fulfilled a broad spectre of roles at different customers.  Being a certified UC2.0 coach Dennis helped numerous customers in implementing the UC2.0 practice and improving company requirements standards and guidelines with agile elements. Currently Dennis is working at Dutch Railways as an information analyst and coach in implementing the UC2.0 practice within a project that creates Apps for all outside staff of Dutch Railways.  Over the years Dennis has worked with a variety of case tools. He has been using different versions of Enterprise Architect and always tries to get the best out of the use of a case tool.  Both Dennis and DiVetro are convinced that a good set of company guidelines and standards can help to maintain a high level of quality and consistent documentation set. As a business partner of Ivar Jacobson International, DiVetro adopted the UC2.0 practise within their company standards. 

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 Geert Bellekens

Geert Bellekens is an acknowledged Enterprise Architect expert and has written numerous add-ins for Enterprise Architect, including the free open source EA Navigator and EA-Matic. Geert Bellekens has helped several of the larger Belgian organizations to define and document their modelling method, train and coach the modellers and develop supporting tools. He is also one of the founding members and a regular speaker on the EA User Group events.

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Gillian Adens

Hippo Software 

Gillian Adens is director at Hippo Software, an authorised Sparx Systems training partner. Gillian studied joint honours Mathematics and Computer 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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 Graham Williamson

Interserve

Graham Williamson is the Head of Business Systems Architecture for Interserve, a FTSE 250, international support services and construction company. Graham is responsible for advising, assessing, planning and governing transformations and optimisations to Interserve's business systems, applications and technology. In this role, Graham leads a team of internal and consultant Enterprise Architects, who together define Group technology strategies, standards and transformation programmes, as well as work with their federated divisions to architecturally guide, support and assure their significant change initiatives.

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Guillaume Finance,

VISEO

 After several years of experience in software programming, Guillaume has worked for over 10 years with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect tool to build and maintain models for software projects, and produce functional and technical specifications based on the expected level of deliverables. Working at the business and technical levels, Guillaume liaises with the business stakeholders and development teams.  As a modelling and EA expert/consultant at VISEO, official Sparx Systems Value Added Reseller in France, Guillaume also provides support, expertise and coaching services on UML, SysML and Sparx EA. Guillaume runs training sessions on Sparx EA with UML or SysML. 

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Hans Natvig

Consoden 

Hans Natvig is a certified systems engineering professional (CSEP) with over twenty years' experience, mainly from the defense domain, practicing SE processes such as requirement analysis, requirement definition, architecture definition, detailed design, integration, verification, and validation. Hans experience of using Sparx EA started in 2006, including the development of system architectures using OOSEM, enterprise architectures using UPDM, and custom made MDGs.

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Ian Mitchell

Ability Engineering

A long-standing EA user, business analyst mentor and teacher, Ian is the author of the popular eaDocX® document generator for EA, as well as being heavily involved with the design of Prolaborate.  He also shares his observations from 30+ years in IT at www.theartfulmodeller.com. 

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 James Cullen

Martin-Baker Aircraft Company

 James Cullen is a Systems Engineer at Martin-Baker Aircraft Company the world leader in the design and manufacture of ejection seats. He has gained his experience from a master degree in systems engineering and using EA to drive the change to model-based engineering within Martin-Baker.

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 Jan de Liefde 

The Collective

 Jan de Liefde is working as a senior consultant for public and private parties. His working field is mostly related to Model Based (Systems) Engineering and Technical Management during the different stages of the System Life Cycle of Infrastructure systems such as tunnels, sluices, water surge barriers and metro.

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   John Gladstone

Protean Electric

 John is a Senior Systems Engineer at Protean Electric and has been responsible for the development of the company’s Model-Based Systems Engineering Process for automotive Functional Safety applications (ISO-26262). He has more than 14 years’ experience of Systems Engineering, is a member of International Council on Systems Engineering (MINCOSE) and part of the UK MBSE Working Group.

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Matthew Thomas

Principality Building Society 

Is a Solutions Architect at the Principality Building Society headquarters in Cardiff, where they have adopted TOGAF and Sparx EA to support its transformation programme.  Responsible for defining the structure of the Architecture Repository and curating much of the content, as well as defining workable approaches. Work began by addressing documentation debt and building a baseline architecture model, and using the model to perform impact and gap analysis on various target solution options.  Matthew has many years of using modelling tools in different environments, and is a Chartered Engineer with an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) gained in an industrial setting.

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Peter Lieber

Lieber Lieber 

 Peter Lieber is a serial entrepreneur in the software industry and since September 2014, president of the Austrian Association of Software Industry (www.voesi.or.at). He is committed to sharing his knowledge with students, entrepreneurs and managers. In his most relevant businesses: SparxSystems Central Europe (www.sparxsystems.eu/www.sparxsystems.de) and LieberLieber Software (www.lieberlieber.com/www.lieberlieber.us) he is focused on model based systems and software engineering.   In his own words: "I am an extrovert promoter and results-oriented controller and director. It like creating new partnerships and relations. I like people that are talking with me and it is important for me to help and motivate others. I'm very self-motivated and I prefer doing thinks I really like. I need a lot of creative and open space. But I also need people doing the administrative tasks and people realizing the ideas.  My highest motivation is doing creative work with and around Enterprise Architect. (www.sparxsystems.de)

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Phil Chudley

Dunstan Thomas Consulting Ltd

Phil Chudley is a principal consultant at Dunstan Thomas Consulting Ltd. He has been using Enterprise Architect for over 10 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 consultancy is the development of scripts for automated project workflow and validation /export of elements and relationships. 

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Ramsay Millar, INTEGRATE iT

www.IN2GRATEiT.com 

Millar is a proven expert in the areas of business and enterprise architecture transformations involving the collaboration of business leaders, enterprise architects, business analysts, projects managers, and is a loyal Sparx Systems Partner since 2001.  Ramsay has demonstrated the ability to harmonize and bring together diverse skill sets meet time, budget, and the stated vision of the leaders he serves. Millar is involved in many successful enterprise transformation initiatives since 1989. He began his career as a business and technology transformation early adopter and is highly practiced in the areas of project management, business analysis, business architecture and enterprise architecture.  Ramsay offers his consulting practice, and mentorship workshops to a diverse international client base through INTEGRATE iT.  Ramsay shares “insights from the road” gathered during his many consulting and training events.

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Richard Hilekes

DiVetro 

Richard is a senior information analyst at DiVetro in the Netherlands. He has over 10 years of experience in IT. During this period he has fulfilled a broad spectre of roles at different customers. Currently Richard is working at Wigo4it as an information analyst and scrum master. In this project he is responsible for the requirements of automatic processing of inquiries for social welfare. Over the years Richard has worked with Enterprise Architect at different customers and DiVetro. He is always looking for the most practical way to use a case tool.

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Stephen Channell

 Stephen is a freelance Technology Architect, specialising in Investment Banking risk pricing and trading.  He has used Sparx EA for ten years for Model Driven Architecture and has authored a number of tools ( https://www.nuget.org/packages?q=channell ) to extend Sparx for application generation from models.

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Terry Merriman

OAD Consulting Inc. 

Terry Merriman is the President and Chief Architect of OAD Consulting, Inc. He has over thirty years in software development and founded OAD in 2000 to provide consulting and training services in the enterprise architecture space. He has consulted with fortune 500 countries in the US and Europe, providing training, on the job mentoring, and consulting services on multi-million dollar projects. For the past twelve years, he has worked with clients to create architectural principles and guidelines along with supporting toolsets to make designing systems that conform to the principles and guidelines the easiest path to take. The result of this effort is Model Guardian, a profile and model management extension to Sparx System’s Enterprise Architect. Mr. Merriman first developed Model Guardian in 2005 and has continued to enhance it with new features that have been directly applied to OAD consulting engagements.

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Tom Geerts

Atrias 

Tom is a Business Analyst / Information Architect at Atrias, a neutral consultation platform in the Belgian energy market that develops and optimizes the energy market processes and is currently realizing a federal Clearing House. He has 8 years of experience with Enterprise Architect and is familiar with modelling BPMN, UML and XML Schema, document generation, custom searches, metamodels, version control in TFS.  He strives to continuously improve and extend the use of Enterprise Architect within his organisation. He writes internal modelling standards, trains end-users and likes to share his EA knowledge and best practices.

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Training Day Abstracts      EAUG Friday Abstracts      Venue     Agenda

 

Stockholm Nov 2016 - Abstracts

Ruth Sommar – Folksam

Information model as a common asset for development

Abstract: (Presentation in English)

The 2008 world crisis increased the pressure for information tracking, especially in banking and insurance sectors which led to many rules, laws and reporting that must be complied. Information structures within any organisation must be aligned and consistent in order to fulfil these rules. Alignment can be faster achieved by using a common information reference for the whole organisation. This means an information model that can be reusable by any team or project at the company aiming to develop or improve IT solutions. This information model will represent thus, a valuable asset for the organisation. However, many challenges come along.

o What tools allow the availability of the models

o How to use the CIM to specific purposes

o How to govern the models

 

Hans Westergren – Folksam

How to take care of project models and create value

Abstract: (Presentation in Swedish)

When projects are finalized and deliver there are often some models that helped them. These models can be useful while maintaining projects results. When new projects start they usually start from scratch, what if we could take care of already developed models which are made available. If future projects can save months of work by reusing existing models we can decrease time to market and speed up development. This presentation describe the Journey Folksam has done and how far we have come.

 

Ian Mitchell – eaDocX

“Model Governance is Not Boring”

Abstract: (Presentation in English)

When teams of people work collaboratively in large EA models, it can be difficult to deliver quality and consistency. That means someone has to take on the job of model management and model governance. There aren’t usually people queuing up to take on the governance role as it is seen as dull, difficult and time consuming.

In this talk Ian will describe his recent experiences with a number of clients, which led to the creation of the Model Expert extension for Enterprise Architect. He will outline the principle Model Expert Use Cases and show how customers have applied these to their models, distributing governance activities across the team and helping to model “Right First Time”.

 

Martin Krammer – Virtual Vehicle

Abstract: (Presentation in English)

Virtual system development becomes more important in a plenitude of industrial domains to reduce development times, stranded costs and time-to-market. Modeling and simulation techniques allow the specification, analysis and test of embedded systems during various phases of development. However, integration and coupling of real-time systems into simulation environments still require enormous efforts. Typical examples are automotive electronic control units (ECUs). First of all, functional models are developed (model-in-the-loop, MiL). Second, code is generated and tested within a software-in-the-loop approach (SiL). During hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) or vehicle-in-the-loop (ViL) tests, the leap from the virtual to the real world is taken. This step is often highly expensive, due to insufficient standardization and interface agreements, as well as missing knowledge about interfaces.

The aim of the ACOSAR project is to develop a non-proprietary Advanced Co-simulation Interface (ACI) for real-time system integration and an according integration methodology. The Modelica project has paved the way for a seamless exchange of simulation models and improved interoperability of simulation tools with the introduction of the Functional Mock-Up Interface (FMI). ACOSAR wants to perpetuate the idea of FMI in order to support the full development cycle of embedded or cyber-physical systems. Its main output will be the full specification of the open ACI.

The ACOSAR project consortium is made up of strategically selected partners from the automotive domain. This includes original equipment manufacturers (OEM), suppliers, tool vendors, as well as institutions from research and academia. Nevertheless, the area of application of the ACI is not limited to the automotive domain. Since the full ACI specification will be publicly available, it is open for all fields.

In this talk an overview of the ACOSAR project will be given. The project has collected numerous requirements for the ACI, which led to the introduction of a novel architecture for the construction of networked Advanced Co-simulation Units (ACU). Detailed information about the main design intents of ACUs will be stated, next to the contemplated communication mechanisms for ACUs. Enterprise Architect is used in ACOSAR and supports (1) management of requirements and documentation, (2) definition of the advanced co-simulation open system architecture, together with (3) specification of the communication protocol. Future areas of application for Enterprise Architect also include configuration of real-time simulation scenarios comprised of ACUs.

 

Lars-Erik Berglund – Folksam

Enterprise Architecture infrastructure at Folksam

Abstract: (Presentation in Swedish)

 The number of modelers at Folksam has grown a lot since Enterprise Architect was first introduced at Folksam and its subsidiaries. From the beginning, only a select few enthusiasts dared to embark on UML-based modeling using EA. We had other tools like Qualiware and Rational, and with our subsidiaries we found Erwin Data Modeler and Process Designer. Today we have 390 registered users of which 100-150 are regular producers of models. The number of projects-spaces in the common repository has grown from only a few to 50-60, and the number of assets has grown exponentially. The growing volumes require some “tender love and care” and the infrastructure solution needs to “tag along” to meet the requirements from users. This is our journey.

 

Peter Nilsson – Wasa Kredit

Our journey towards process orientation

Abstract: (Presentation in Swedish)

The presentation describes how Wasa Kredit realized a company-wide process project in 6 months. The result is a comprehensive process structure which impels the correct way of doing business, enables swifter business development, and makes us compliant into the bargain. The presentation describes our journey and adds a few words on how we use (and don’t use) Sparx.

 

Bert Dingemans – InterActory

A web publication platform for Enterprise Architect

Abstract: (Language English)

When you use Enterprise Architect as a replacement for architecture documents publication and collaboration on the web will be an interesting scenario. For this scenario I developed an Open Source Web Publication Platform (WPP). The WPP is a combination of an EA reader and a CMS. This platform has numerous features to facilitate easy access to the architecture repository content, enrich the user experience and collaborate and review the repository content.

In this session I will demonstrate how easy it is to publish an EA project file to the web and how you can configure the platform in layout, autorisations, navigation, search and forum functionality. In 10 steps I show you how you can adapt the platform to your own needs. After this session you can download and configure the WPP and publish your own EA files to the web.

  

Johan Wretö – Ferrologic

Increasing maturity using maturity models in Sparx EA 

Abstract: (Presentation in English)

Maturity models such as CMMI have been around for quite some time. In this presentation, we will have a look at standards for maturity models and show how a maturity model can be implemented using Sparx EA. We will have a closer look at maturity models such as EAMM Enterprise Architecture Maturity Model and Process maturity models that are closely related to modelling. A case study will be presented on how to work with maturity and what the results were.

 

Bob Hruska - LieberLieber Software GmbH 

Concurrent modeling with ease in multiuser environment

Abstract: (Presentation in English)

Traditional collaborative modeling in Enterprise Architect tends to be performed sequentially. Users take turns accessing the model due to the locking mechanism, editing and committing their changes. This process causes delays since each user must wait for his turn. Moreover, it may be difficult to manage. For example, each user needs to keep track of who is editing what package, which version of the model is the most recent and when the user will have a turn.

 This presentation is intended for those who is facing challenges such as:

* Work in parallel within geographically distributed teams

* Version control management of the model

* Choice of model repository for large scale deployment

 

Tommy Gällhagen & Mikael Persson - Scania

How to align diverging ERP solutions into one Enterprise solution, from a business perspective.

Abstract: (Language English)

Today organizational units are accustomed to build their own IT solutions without taking into account the needs of other units. As architects within a complex organization Tommy and Mikael uses Enterprise Architect to map diverging planned solutions to real business needs and ongoing initiatives. By creating a business capability map and harmonize needs within each capability, a joint solution can be possible to achieve.

 

Next Event

June 7th & 8th - London

 

Thursday 7th June: an EA training day, with a small number of in-depth sessions led by approved EA training partners. 

 

Friday 8th June: a ‘traditional’ EAUG event day - presentations, case studies and user stories.

 

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Future Events

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7/8 June 2018

The next 2 day EAUG event in London - see Next Event page for more details

 27/28 September 2018

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