Privacy Policy

EAUG Privacy Policy – May 2018

The European Enterprise Architect User Group (EAUG) is a not-for-profit, voluntary group of EA users.

The EAUG organises events and shares information related to the Sparx Systems tool: Enterprise Architect (EA). This policy covers all personal information held by the European EAUG.

We wrote this policy to help you understand what information we collect, how we use it and what choices you have about it. We’ve tried our best to explain things in a simple and clear way.

We only collect information…

When you give it to us or give us permission to obtain it.When you register on the eausergroup website, you give us certain information voluntarily. This includes your name, email address and username.

What we do with the info we collect:

We use the information we collect to let you know about events and products that are relevant to you as an EA user.

We also use your information to Identify you when you use and process your transactions (e.g. to purchase tickets to events).

We will also work with law enforcement. We may get requests for account information from law enforcement authorities like the police or courts.

Who in the EAUG has access to personal information?

Only named representatives from Ability Engineering Ltd and Dunstan Thomas Ltd, as founder organisations of the EAUG, have access to personal information.

Transferring your information:

The EAUG promotes events worldwide, but primarily in the UK and Europe. As a registered EAUG member you authorize us to transfer and store your information outside your home country, including in the United Kingdom, for the purposes described in this policy. The privacy protections and the rights of authorities to access your information in the UK may not be the same as in your home country.

We take additional measures when information is transferred from the European Economic Area (EEA). This includes having standard clauses approved by the European Commission in our contracts with parties that receive information outside the EEA. We also rely on European Commission adequacy decisions about certain countries, as applicable, for data transfers to countries outside the EEA.


Choices you have about your info:

You can request removal of your registered account or changes to your information.

 How and when we share information:

We use a 3rd party organisation SWReg, which is a subsidiary of Digital River, to manage online shopping transactions.

When you buy something on, you are transferred to the SWReg website. We do not provide any personal information to SWReg, but we receive information from SWReg related to your purchase, including:

·         your name, email address and billing address.

·         the product(s) being bought.

As you are buying from the SWReg website directly, their privacy policies and marketing policies apply.

We do not share personal information with any other companies or organisations.

 How long we keep your information:

We keep your information only so long as we need it to fulfil the purposes described in this policy. This is also the case for anyone that we share your information with and who carries out services on our behalf. When we no longer need to use your information and there is no need for us to keep it to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, we’ll either remove it from our systems or depersonalize it so that we can't identify you.

Our policy on children’s information:

EAUG services are provided to business entities and users only. No children’s information is collected or held.

Your options:

You have options in relation to the information that we have about you described below. To exercise these options, please contact us. If you're an EEA user, you can:


·         Access the information we hold about you. We'll usually share this with you within 30 days of you asking us for it.

·         Have your information corrected or deleted. You can update your information in your settings. If you have problems updating the information or if you would like us to delete it, contact us.

·         Object to us processing your information. You can ask us to stop using your information, including when we use your information to send you marketing emails or push notifications. We only send you marketing material if you've agreed to it, but if you'd rather we don't, you can easily unsubscribe at any time.

·         Complain to a regulator. If you're based in the EEA and think that we haven't complied with data protection laws, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commission in Ireland or with your local supervisory authority.


How we make changes to this policy:

The best way to get in touch is using the Contact Form at

You can contact the Ability Engineering Ltd. Data Protection Officer at The New Inn Business Centre, 527 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9BU.

Or the Dunstan Thomas Ltd Data Protection Officer at Rawlings Suite, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3TT


Effective May 24th, 2018

EA Integrations - Utrecht Keynote

In the Keynote Presentation at Utrecht on February 5th, Ian Mitchell led the assembled delegates to think about the many capabilities of Enterprise Architect, as well as the business environments in which they used the software. At the end of the presentation, everyone volunteered suggestions of the other software they used which used or generated information that needed to be intgrated with the information they hold in EA. 

Many delegates then volunteered to either specify the requirements for, or participate in writing these integrations. If you want to be involved in taking any of these projects forward, please Contact Us to be connected with the volunteers from the day. 

Tool needing Integration with EA




Archimate (import)









CONFLUENCE (Atlassian)





Sparx Solution or Reqts?

EA dashboard externally

EnArWEB - LieberLieber




MOF/EMF commercial solutions



Excel (trace matrix import/export)

eaDocX provides Excel import/export

Fault Tree


FMEA Tooling


HP Quality Center

Commercial solution already on the market



iPad viewer

EnArWEB - LieberLieber

Jenkins CI


JIRA (EA to JIRA Connector)

"EA Connector for JIRA" is a product offered by SparxSystems.ES
Enterprise Tester integrates with EA and JIRA - offered by Catch Software





Matlab (Simulink)

Lieberlieber has a solution - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



MISRA (Tools)






SAP / SAP PI / SAP Business Blueprint


Sharepoint / Sharepoint subversion


SIL (Tools)


Simulink Mathworks AutoSAR Platform

Lieberlieber has a solution - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Team Foundation Server

Lieberlieber has a solution - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TFS/Test Manager

Lieberlieber has a solution - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Visual Studio 2013





"eaDocX" has a solution for Excel import/export and Word export.; Sparx Systems India has a newly released solution for Word import



XSD Import tool



EA User Group Event - Tuesday October 8th 2013

Breaking News!

Buy your ticket now

The next European Enterprise Architect User Group Event is being organised by LieberLieber and will take place on 

October 8th 2013

in Nürnberg, Germany

This event will provide delegates from central Europe with a multi-track day of speakers and workshops, as well as the chance to meet and interact with other EA users on all levels and abilities.

Visit for more information and to book your place.


Enterprise Architect




London May 2013 Session Outlines




Session Name



Keynote: Modelling Software Intensive Systems, Doug Rosenberg


Software and systems engineering are two sides of the same coin, and can't be treated in isolation.   Specifically, of the four pillars of SysML (requirements, structure, behavior, and parametrics), the behavior of software-intensive systems is largely realized in software.   


This talk describes a unified approach for SysML and UML modeling, that models system behavior using proven software engineering techniques.   Scenarios are categorized as either algorithmic, state/mode intensive, or user-driven, and are modeled accordingly.   Software is tested with a high degree of automation following the author's Design Driven Testing (DDT) approach and other system tests (interfaces and state machines) are generated using the DDT/Systems extensions.


Doug will be teaching a 5-day Open Enrollment workshop on Modeling Software Intensive Systems in London from May 20-24.




Requirements alone don't fly!, Paul Hewitt

The challenge is that requirements statements alone don't fly or float or in isolation achieve the operational objectives of the delivered IT system. Due to the increasing complexity of systems, requirements need to be presented and derived both grammatically and through system models, to leverage the skills and domain knowledge of everyone involved in the project.

While some people are good at communicating their ideas through words, others are much better at representing their thoughts through diagrams and models.

An integrated project team needs to leverage the skills and contribution of the whole team through the medium that plays to everyone's communication strengths. The vital element here though is that full traceability is established and maintained between the grammatical and diagrammatic system representations. Models provide a powerful method to develop and derive detailed requirements that can easily be overlooked in text alone.



BPMN 2.0, Phil Chudley

A large number of Business Analysts are using Enterprise Architect to model Business Process and workflows.


Using UML Activity diagrams (and possibly UML State Machine Diagrams) only provide partial solutions.

BPMN 2.0 is fast becoming the Business Process modelling standard and this session provides an overview of BPMN 2.0 and then illustrates how BPMN 2.0 is used with Enterprise Architect.

This session is not intended as a BPMN 2,0 tutorial, the focus is on providing inspiration to use BPMN 2.0 for your Business Process modelling needs.


Hidden Gems in EA, Peter Doomen

In this talk, Peter will reveal a few of the gems hidden in EA that can make a big difference to how we work, describing unexpected ways to use some of the EA functionality and unexpected functionalities tout court.

Attendees at the conference will also receive money-off coupons for Peter's two best-selling books.




Writing Use Cases in EA, Ian Mitchell

EA makes a great job of capturing Use Cases, but there’ more to it than just basic path & alternates.

This session will quickly cover the basics of Use Cases in EA, then go on to see how they be put at the heart of your model. We will look at how to get richer use cases, how to show traceability from business requirements to use cases, linking them to testing, and some tricks you may have missed.

This session is for those who know what a use cases it, and are either using EA for them already, or thinking about it.



SysML, Roman Bretz

You decided to use SysML and settled on EA as the modeling environment. After a while you are able to draw Block Definition Diagrams and probably started using Internal Block Diagrams, but how to go further and what in fact is the benefit of using such tools as EA for creating SysML models? The topic of the session are the approaches and technics for creating a readable and redundancy-free SysML model within EA which contains definition of System-Requirements, System-Architecture and System-Behavior. The technics should increase productivity, prevent model inconsistencies and finally provide solid basis for your projects.



User Story: EA usage at ACV, Geert Bellekens

The ACV is the largest Belgian union.

Enterprise architect is used for the development of the inhouse software.

ACV uses EA for

- Business Analysis

- Functional Analysis

- Technical Analysis

- Database documentation

ACV uses EA v10 on MS SQLServer 2012 and TFS 2010 as version control system.

EA is highly customised at ACV using inhouse developed add-ins including a

- Notes Editor,

- Navigator,

- Document Generator,

- Model Validation

- Postcondition Editor




MDG Profiles & Toolboxes, Phil Chudley

Although Enterprise Architect provides a rich set of modelling technologies (MDGs) and keeps data about modelling elements in the repository, this may not be sufficient to satisfy the needs of an organisation.

The solution is to create your own MDG.


This session provides rationales for developing your own MDG and by means of a live demonstration illustrates how EA version 10 makes this achievable to all via the MDG helpers.

The session also highlights a common MDG pitfall and the solution to prevent you falling into the pit. 


Analyser Workbench, Daniel Siegl

The Visual Execution Engine is a very powerful toolset inside Enterprise Architect! In my session I will show you how to start using it.



User Story: EA usage at Evry, Knut Paulsen

I will show how we use Enterprise Architect for requirements management at Evry. How we set up the folder structure in the project browser, how we use MDG Technologies to customize elements and toolboxes, how we use the API to export and import information using MS Word and Excel.




Modelling with Enterprise Architect - what's in it for the PM?, Jackie Mitchell

or “How to keep your Project Manager happy with EA”

What does your Project Manager do?

  • Create plans?

  • Track costs?

  • Chase Risks and Issues?

  • Organise meetings?

  • Constantly ask for updates?

  • Get in the way of the real work?

  • Who knows?

Most Project Managers don’t use Enterprise Architect, and they are missing a trick! In this session, Jackie will look at the different types of knowledge stored in EA and show how Project Managers can use it to transform what they do, speeding up project delivery, delivering better quality and reducing your workload in the process. Jackie will illustrate her talk using examples from the Aerospace and Telecoms industries.



EA Navigator, Geert Bellekens

EA Navigator is a free, open-source (BSD License) add-in for Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect that enhances the experience of any Enterprise Architect user.

EA Navigator facilitates quick navigation between different elements in a model, especially between those elements that are not immediately apparent using standard EA features.

Using Enterprise Architect's dockable add-in window, EA Navigator retains a history of the 50 last selected model elements, and shows the important related elements at a glance.

Use the add-in to navigate between:

   Operations and Sequence diagrams

   Operations and their implementation (Behavior)

   Operations and CallOperationActions

   Types and Parameters

   Types and Attributes

   And to any Fully Qualified Name (FQN) that has been copied to the clipboard.

More information:


User Story: How to do less work, have more fun and become (a bit) famous doing it,

Ian Mitchell

This is the story of a customer project where we used EA to capture EVERYTHING: not just requirements and use cases, but UI, releases, risks, issues & actions, and how we used that knowledge to transform the way we interacted with our stakeholders. And spent less time doing boring work, and had more fun.


London May 2013 Speakers


Session Title


Geert Bellekens

User Story: EA usage at ACV, EA Navigator

I've been active in the ICT sector since 2000 and started in 2004 as a modelling consultant.

Over the years I've helped several major ICT players in Belgium to define and document their modelling method, train and coach the modellers, and develop supporting tools. I have always insisted on being allowed to actually create models as well based on the philosophy of “Eat your own dogfood”.

I'm also the author of the EA Navigator, a free open source add-in for Enterprise Architect that makes the life of any Enterprise Architect user easier by facilitating easy navigation between different elements in the model.

Specialties:UML, Enterprise Architect (Sparx Systems), Modelling methods


Roman Bretz


Roman Bretz is a product manager and consultant at LieberLieber Software GmbH. He also regularly acts as the trainer for Sparx Systems Central Europe. His main subjects are the topics around System Engineering, interactive modeling, code generation and executable UML/SySML models. In his current work he draws on many years experience as the software- and system-architect in the medical device industry


Phil Chudley

BPMN 2.0, MDG Profiles & Toolboxes

Phil has delivered training and consulting on Enterprise Architect and UML to a variety of industries ranging from the financial to the telecoms sectors.

He has developed Enterprise Architect Training Courses for Business Analysts, Practitioners, Testers & Power Users, as well as SysML and BPMN/BPEL.

He has also created Borland Together Training Courses.

He has experience installing and configuring Enterprise Architect and Version Control for concurrent access, and he also creates customised Add-Ins and customised UML profiles for Enterprise Architect.

He has consulted in the Automotive, Telecoms, Space & Defence industries, modelled in UML existing systems and worked as a member of a team to advise on new system design.


Peter Doomen

Hidden Gems in EA

Peter has been using Enterprise architect daily for many years. He spends lots of time investigating the features of Enterprise Architect and is happy to share them with you. He has written two bestselling books about EA: “Fifty Enterprise Architect Tricks” and “Teach Yourself Enterprise Architect in Ten Days”.


Paul Hewitt

Requirements alone don't fly!

Senior manager with an established background in systems engineering and requirements management, initially developing air traffic control and police command and control communications systems. Then took up the post of engineering manager at Siemens Plessey Systems (now Selex Communications) working on a number of complex military communications command and control projects, leading project teams, studies and managing bids for multi-million pound government contracts. This led to a move into the software tools sector providing systems engineering consulting support and training for through life systems engineering tools supporting many major projects in aerospace, defence, railway infrastructure, telecoms and medical devices. For the last 15-years I have had senior management roles within Telelogic, IBM, Serena Software and now Visure Solutions promoting a portfolio of software tools supporting application lifecycle management covering business processes for requirements management, configuration management,  through to the release of software applications into the IT production environment.


Ian Mitchell

Writing Use Cases in EA, User Story: How to do less work, have more fun and become (a bit) famous doing it

I'm a business analyst, with a particular interest in UML modelling and Use Cases.

I have used Enterprise Architect with various clients and as a result of many years of experience with the built-in RTF generator have developed eaDocX, an easy to use document generator Add-In that produces high quality MS Word documents.

Specialties:Data modelling & data warehousing, mentoring business analysts, building development processes, EA document generation, EA Add-In software product development


Jackie Mitchell

Modelling with Enterprise Architect - what's in it for the PM?

I have been a project and programme manager, consultant and trainer in technology industries (Aerospace, Health, telecoms and IT) for more than 25 years). I have delivered projects using a wide range of different PM approaches, tools and methods.

Working with Enterprise Architect, I’m developing ways to integrate structured system design into end-to-end Project delivery, putting EA model data at the heart of business.


Knut Paulsen

User Story: EA usage at Evry

I have been working in IT since 1984 doing software analysis, design, development and training.

Nowadays I focus primarily on requirements management, agile methodologies and process improvements. I have a special interest in Sparx's Enterprise Architect and how to use and extend it to support the requirement management process.


Doug Rosenberg

Keynote: Modelling Software Intensive Systems

Founder, CEO

ICONIX Software Engineering

1984 – Present (29 years) Santa Monica CA

ICONIX has been helping companies with software and systems engineering via training, consulting, education since the 1980s. I've written 8 books on software and systems engineering and helped hundreds of companies deliver reliable software and systems.


I developed a unified process for Booch/Rumbaugh/Jacobson modeling in the early 1990s that preceded the development of UML by several years. My current interest is in unifying software and systems engineering (UML and SysML) which is the topic of my talk at this conference.


Doug has written numerous books that feature Enterprise Architect, including DEsign Driven Testing, Embedded Systems Development with SysML, Agile Development with ICONIX Process and Use CAse Driven Object Modeling with UML. Check out his books at


For more information on Doug's upcoming Open Enrollment workshop please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Daniel Siegl

Analyser Workbench

CEO LieberLieber Software GmbH

My main experience is around Enterprise Mobility, Logistics and Gambling.

I have a background as a Software Architect and Developer, currently my focus with EA is on Code Generation for Embedded Targets and the Visual Execution Engine.



Your place is confirmed

Congratulations on securing a place at the European EA User Group Event in London on Wednesday 15th May.

The event will be taking place at the Transport for London "Valuing Time Centre" close to the Earl's Court Exhibition Halls. The full address is:

Lillie Bridge Depot

Lillie Road

Fulham, London

SW6 1TP 

Start: 09.30am prompt (please make sure you are here for the start. Coffee will be available from 9.00am)

Finish: You'll be on the road by 4.30pm at the very latest. 

Refreshments and a light lunch are included in the ticket price. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

You will shortly receive further information, as well as access to the "attendees only" area of the

Kind regards

The EA User Group team

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WELCOME to the EA User Group.

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is the UML modelling tool that grew. With more than 380,000 users worldwide, EA is being used in many ways, within many different industries, and by lots of different people.

No-one can know absolutely everything about the tool, or the 'best' ways to use it. We know we have much to learn, and the best way to do that is from others who have learnt already by solving real problems. 

So at the EA User group we want to learn from each other. Our events give opportunities to highlight lessons learnt, share hints, tips and techniques, and in so doing inspire and challenge all of us to become more productive.

We run several events each year, mainly in Europe, and support User Events in the US and Canada too - check out the listings at the bottom of the page to see where we are going next.

Please Register to make sure you receive information as it becomes available, or if you want to know more about the Steering Committee, please check out our current list of members or Contact Us. 

Our aim is always to keep the cost of attending events to a minimum, so wherever possible we work with Partner organisations who sponsor us by providing venues. If your organisation could help in this way then do get in touch. It's the best way to make sure you have an event near you!

Discover what we've already done at the Past Events menu.


Nurnberg Sponsors


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Die in vielen Projekten gesammelten Erfahrungen bildeten die Grundlage für die Entwicklung von add4Q.




Dunstan Thomas

Dunstan Thomas provide expert consulting services for project teams adopting Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and UML technology.



eaDocX™ is the high quality Microsoft Word document generator for Enterprise Architect, including Microsoft Excel integration and supporting ISO 9001:2008 compliance, putting Enterprise Architect at the heart of your business.

  • Excel export/import for bulk edit of EA data and easy capture of external data sources
  • Full function Word formatted documents including embedded Excel Charts and spreadsheets
  • Intelligent document creation: print options based on your model, including relationships and project data.
  • Document model structures, report across packages, use matrix views, filter and sort data, apply conditional formatting
  • Document management including version control, history and related documents
  • All content automatically updated from EA with 2 clicks.

eaDocX™ is three tools in one, integrating EA, Excel and Word and delivering project automation to your business. Save time, save money and improve project quality.




Die „codeBeamer“ Produktpalette bietet geografisch verteilten Projektteams die optimale Plattform zur Optimierung von Entwicklungsprozessen. Mehr Transparenz, höhere Produktivität und kürzere Release-Zyklen erfüllen stringente Anforderungen an Projektvorgaben und Compliance.


Intland Software ist Hersteller von „codeBeamer“, dem web-basierten ALM-System für Requirements Management (RM), QA-Test Management und Change & Configuration Management, das den gesamten Produktzyklus auf einer einzigen Plattform unterstützt: Von Requirements Management über Testing bis zum Release. Mit der Integration der Versionskontrollsysteme Git, Mercurial sowie Subversion ist codeBeamer als progressivste Lösung im Umfeld der RM- und ALM-Systeme positioniert.


LieberLieber Software

Founded in 1996, LieberLieber Software is a software engineering company specialised on model engineering and technologies such as large scale interactive Multitouch devices. 

The Model Engineering division is focused on Enterprise Architect add-ins and customisations for the automotive, aerospace, defense, medical equipment, mechanical engineering, embedded systems and software development markets. 

Together with our competent and complementary partners, we develop reliable solutions based on state-of-the-art technologies, such as UML/SysML, model simulation, DSL, MDE for software systems (including embedded systems).

LieberLieber Software is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, with partnerships all over the world.

For further information please visit



Sparx Systems Pty. wurde 1996 in Australien gegründet und ist Hersteller von Enterprise Architect, einer weltweit erfolgreichen UML Modellierungsplattform mit über 300.000 Anwendern. Enterprise Architect in der aktuellen Version 10 wird für seine Leistungsfähigkeit zu einem hervorragenden Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis geschätzt. Enterprise Architect unterstützt unter anderem UML 2.4.1, BPMN 2.0, SOMF 2.1 SysML 1.3, DDS, ArcGIS, GML und TOGAF. Die umfassende Integration in andere Entwicklungsumgebungen wie VS Studio, TFS sowie Eclipse und die Anbindung an Versionierungssysteme machen es zum idealen Bindeglied in jeder Prozesslandschaft. 

Um den zahlreichen Kunden in ihrer Sprache und Zeitzone bestes Service rund um Enterprise Architect bieten zu können, wurde 2004 die SparxSystems Software GmbH gegründet, die die gesamte deutschsprachige Region beim Lizenzerwerb sowie durch Training und Consulting unterstützt. 

Mehr Informationen finden Sie unter



Willert is a german based pioneer in software engineering focused on making the embedded software development as easy and safe as possible. Willert co-developed a code generating solution based on Enterprise Architect from Sparx Systems, AMUSE for LieberLieber and RXF from Willert.

Previous events

Previous events have included:

  • London - October 2012
  • London - May 2013

For information about those events, please Contact Us

London May 2013: Directions to the Venue

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Next Event

The EAGlobalSummit

A Virtual User Group to be held over 4 days.

For more information, see Next Event


Future Events

Future EAUG related events are being planned:

The EA Global Summit - 1-5 June 2020

EAPUG Utrecht 24-28 September 2020

EAUG London 20-21 May 2021

More information to follow.

Please Register to receive information on any or all of these events as soon as it becomes available, or Contact Us to get involved.