Gdansk Event May 2019 - Abstracts and Speakers

 

 

Keynote: "EA - 19 years of changes" EA was first delivered in 2000, and has had a new release almost every year since then. But where is it now? What's different from how we used it in 2000 compared to 2019? What does the EA eco-system look like after nearly 20 years of changes & add-ons, partners and products, modelling languages and customizations.?
Ian has been an EA user since V3.5 (we're now on V14). In this session, Ian will look across the current Sparx world, to see how people are using EA nearly 20 years after it all started. He'll look at how the core of the tool has stayed true to the original idea, but how our usage of it has changed. He'll explain how Sparx fits in to the wider worlds of architecture, agile developments and web-based applications and tools, and might even try to predict what the future might hold.

Ian Mitchell Ian has been a Sparx user for 15 years, and a teacher and consultant in business analysis and architecture for much longer than that. His company - Ability Engineering - has been a Sparx partner for nine years, and he writes the all-time most successful EA addin - eaDocX, and Model Expert the new model quality tool.
Despite being a long-time passionate supporter of EA, he's also not afraid to say where Sparx can improve, so be prepared for some honest and open discussions.
   
Integration of (industrial) standards in a model based approach. The development of large physical infrastructure systems like sluices, tunnels, moveable bridges, traffic centres, etc. ask for an integrated model based approach. Especially if we think about the integration of these infrastructure systems into corridors combined with different organisations we need a more integrated approach. Different domains have experienced different problems in the past and developed on these experiences different standards.

In this presentation we show the integration of industrial standards like ISA88 (Batch industry) and ISA95 (Batch industry) in combination with the IT related standard TOGAF using a model based approach for large infrastructure systems. We also show how different modelling languages like Archimate, Sysml and our own developed domain specific Engineering Modelling Language (ENGML) fits into this approach.
Jan de Liefde Jan de Liefde – The Collective
Jan de Liefde is co-owner of The Collective and working as senior consultant for public and private parties. His working field is mostly related to Model Based (Systems) Engineering and Technical Management during different stages of the System Life Cycle of large Infrastructure systems such as tunnels, sluices, water surge barriers and metro.
   
Challenges and Solutions for scaling-up EA So you've bought some EA licences, done some modelling, and had some successes. Now it's time to get more people into the EA world.
Just buy some more licences, and wait for everyone to say how smart you are.
Except it doesn't work like that. Scaling-up EA is about much more. Everything is about to change: not just more people, but people with a different set of skills, doing different kinds of modelling, under different pressures from different stakeholders. And maybe not even in the same location as you.
Ian will share some experiences of how EA users all over the world are meeting this challenge, by a combination of good project management, sensible scoping, some innovation and lots of hard work. If you're thinking about wider use of EA in your organisation, this is the session for you.
Ian Mitchell Ian has been a Sparx user for 15 years, and a teacher and consultant in business analysis and architecture for much longer than that. His company - Ability Engineering - has been a Sparx partner for nine years, and he writes the all-time most successful EA addin - eaDocX, and Model Expert the new model quality tool.
Despite being a long-time passionate supporter of EA, he's also not afraid to say where Sparx can improve, so be prepared for some honest and open discussions.
   
Cyber Security Modeling A new extension to provide aspects of Cyber Security Modeling. Find out this new way of modeling what you want and get as a gift an automatic analysis for STRIDE.
After this session you are may be not a security expert, but you will have an idea what you as a modeler should be aware of. Security by Design.
Peter Lieber Peter Lieber is the founder and owner of a number of software and related companies, and since 2014 he has held the position of President at the Austrian Software Industry Association (VÖSI) (www.voesi.or.at). He enjoys sharing his business knowledge with entrepreneurs, managers and students, and with an underlying commitment to promoting the further evolution and global integration of Austria's software sector. As the founder of SparxSystems Central Europe (www.sparxsystems.eu) and LieberLieber Software (www.lieberlieber.com), Peter focuses on the so-called model-based development of software and systems. This new approach is paving the way for innovation in even the most challenging projects, such as the engineering of complex safety-critical systems in alignment with the principles of Industry 4.0.
   
EA version 14.1 MDG a Better Method for Defining Quicklinks Using a worked example I will demonstrate using EA version 14.1 the new features within an MDG to define Quicklink rules using:

a) Metamodel Constraints
b) Metamodel Diagram Views
Phil Chudley Phil Chudley is a principal consultant at Dunstan Thomas Consulting Ltd. He has been using Enterprise Architect for over 12 years, and has vast modelling experience ranging from UML, BPMN and SysML. He has provided training consultancy for numerous organisations in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. These organisations cover sectors ranging from financial to aerospace and defence.
Phil has also developed two extensions for Enterprise Architect, BPMN Generator and EA Safe Delete.
Phil’s latest consultancies are the development of scripts for automated project workflow and validation /export of elements and relationships, and the management of RDF vocabularies including the import and export of RDF XML files
   
Atena case study - from MSOffice to CASE tools environment A large company that produces advanced and specialized software for the insurance sector in Poland, undertook various attempts to face an extensive development environment, advanced manufacturing processes and scope management, but this usually ended with a return to well-known and easy-to-use MS Office solutions. It turned out that it was possible to find the right CASE tool, adjust it to the specifics of the organization, implement the procedures and here we found ourselves in a well-described, well-managed IT world motivated by real business needs.
I will tell you how we came to this. What challenges await such a revolutionary? What determination do you need and what you need to be prepared for? Finally, in a few words, how we operate today and what are our plans for our future environment.
Jacek Woynarowski Graduate of Gdansk University of Technology. IT adventure began in the early 1990s, when IT and computer prospered in small businesses and private users. The experience gained in many IT-related activities from hardware to programming has resulted in starting as a programmer in 4GL languages, structural languages, and object-oriented programming. The experience gained as a programmer was later used as an analyst and consultant to build relationships with clients and support their business by providing comprehensive IT solutions for the telecommunications and insurance industries. Over the years, he has been working as a Business Architect and supporting the development and implementation of business development strategies as well as supporting IT solutions in the insurance sector. Passion for modelling has resulted in the author's methodology of conducting analyses implemented and successfully used in a large IT company. He is currently working on innovative solutions for modelling complex issues for strategy building and decision visualization in all enterprise architecture domains.
   
Requirements Management with MDG technology With the help of an example project, we will explore how to leverage MDG technology to create custom Requirements attributes that allow for standardization across the organization. We will also explore the Sparx API to see how we can leverage it to audit the models created in Sparx.
Disha Trivedi Disha Trivedi,CBAP has more than 10 years of IT experience working in various domains. She continues to enjoy helping organizations leverage the power of Business Analysis and is passionate about sharing this knowledge with budding Business Analysts. She served as the Secretary for South Florida IIBA® chapter from 2011 to 2014 and continues to be an active IIBA® member.

When not promoting Business Analysis, Disha spends her time with her two young daughters and her husband in Northern Virginia.
   
Using EA to become your Project Manager's best friend Modelling has changed how complex IT projects are analyzed, designed and delivered. Models can join up the skills and knowledge of lots of different people. But experience tells us that there is often a disconnect between the language, background, and sometimes even the objectives of Project Managers and modellers.
In this presentation, Jackie will discuss what Project Managers want, and identify opportunities for modellers to use the content of their EA models to make everyone more successful.
Jackie Mitchell Jackie is a Project and Programme manager with a systems engineering background. During her many years experience in aerospace engineering and telecoms she delivered projects using Waterfall and Agile methodologies. She has been working with EA for 8 years.
Jackie is the founder organiser of the European EA User Group
   
Using EA in Business modeling with live examples Introduction
o Presentation of the speaker; Presentation of CGI
SPARX EA tool usage
o Conditions when I use SPARX EA tool in my assignments
o Business Architect using EA
o Examples of assignments with intense or not intense tool usage
Example of the entire SDLC project using EA
o Management of Constructions on the Streets project story
o City needs for this platform; stakeholders …
o …and how I won IIBA GRAAL award for this work
“My way” of modeling a solution with EA
o Model Structure in EA versus BA Deliverables
o Different examples of EA UML diagrams or blueprints
o What I would like to have as feature in the tool
o What I don’t use or could use
Lidia Bontems Lidia Bontems, Senior Consultant at CGI, Montreal, Canada Born in Jelenia Gora, Poland Studied at University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland, at the faculty of Information Technologies and Management IT Consultant for enterprises in Paris (France) and in Montréal (Canada); worked in Europe, North America, Australia and Tunisia, for organizations in public and private sectors Since the past 26 years at CGI, carrying out mandates as Business / Solution Architect for CGI Customers SPARX EA user since early 2000.

Certifications / Awards
OMG Certified UML Professional (OCUP) - Advanced
Risk and cost driven architecture (RCDA) - certified practitioner
In 2018, winner of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) contest for the GRAAL award.
• GRAAL stands for Great Recognition in Business Analysis and Leadership.
   
Workshop This room will be set up for networking, demonstrations, problem soving etc. It will include an EA and Prolaborate environment
   
Keynote - Latest from EA Peter will give us an update on the latest features in EA, plus maybe even a sneak peek of developments coming soon in EA v15.
Peter Lieber Peter Lieber is the founder and owner of a number of software and related companies, and since 2014 he has held the position of President at the Austrian Software Industry Association (VÖSI) (www.voesi.or.at). He enjoys sharing his business knowledge with entrepreneurs, managers and students, and with an underlying commitment to promoting the further evolution and global integration of Austria's software sector. As the founder of SparxSystems Central Europe (www.sparxsystems.eu) and LieberLieber Software (www.lieberlieber.com), Peter focuses on the so-called model-based development of software and systems. This new approach is paving the way for innovation in even the most challenging projects, such as the engineering of complex safety-critical systems in alignment with the principles of Industry 4.0.

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