|Pragmatic agile model driven development using smart use cases||In his roles of Principal Technology Officer and Global Agile Thoughtleader at Capgemini, Sander is involved in the innovation of software development both at Capgemini and its many international clients. Sander has coached many organizations and teams, has written several books on modeling and agile, and has published over 250 articles in international magazines. He is an appreciated and inspiring (keynote) speaker at many international conferences, and he presents seminars and training courses on a variety of topics such as agile, Scrum, Kanban, software estimation, software architecture, design patterns, modeling in UML, .NET, coding, and testing. Sander is also a member of several editorial and advisory boards, and somehow still finds the time to do the thing he loves most: writing code. Read more at www.sanderhoogendoorn.com, www.smartusecase.com, and www.speedbird9.com.|
|Heather Wallace||The power of stereotypes||Heather has 20 years of IT and systems engineering experience including 5 years with NHS Wales, 9 years with systems integrator CSC Computer Sciences Ltd and over 5 years working on systems of systems with EADS (now rebranded AIRBUS). She has continually upgraded her theoretical knowledge base with SSADM qualifications, an MBA, an OU Postgraduate Diploma, an ISEB Diploma and advanced UML certification.
Heather’s passion is for efficiency and effectiveness in the use of architecture tools and methods. Building on earlier experience with Enterprise Architect, for her latest project she has developed a basic but extensive MDG technology to support a comprehensive, multi-level metamodel - with pre-defined diagram types within each selected view of the NATO Architecture Framework. The stereotypes and links of the metamodel are exploited for integrity checking via eaXL and document generation via eaDocX.
|Ian Mitchell||Models to shout about||Ian started out as a hardware engineer, and is passionate about bringing engineering thinking to the building of software. He wrote his own CASE tool whilst working for IBM in the 1990s, and started using, training and mentoring on UML shortly afterwards.
Since then he has worked mostly as a business analyst, helping teams to use engineering-style approaches to requirements gathering and analysis, and came across EA about 10 years ago. He has been a passionate user ever since.
At some point in this he also wrote the eaDocX documetn generator for EA, ans was part of the team which started the worldwide EA User Group community.
He is married to Jackie, who is the organiser of the EA European User Group and the CEO of eaDocX. They live on a farm in rural Wales, where they are growing free-range software.
|Pablo Oliveira Antonino||Managing artifacts traceability
in agile development
|Pablo started as a Java programmer, but, along the years, has worked with other programming languages like Assembly, FORTRAN, Object Pascal, C, C# and Python. He is an enthusiast of design and architectural patterns, and any other idea that can improve quality of software design.
In 2009 he moved from Brazil to Germany, and, since then, his work is focused on architecting safety critical systems, mainly in the automotive, medical, and agriculture domains. More specifically, his efforts are in specifying methodologies and tools for improving traceability between architecture design and other development artifacts such as requirements specifications.
He is also developing his PhD activities jointly at the Fraunhofer IESE and the Technische Universität of Kaiserslautern in Germany, in the field of architectures of safety-critical systems.
|Succeeding with Services||Chris Moran and Richard Johnston each have over 20 years IT experience working on a wide range of projects.
Richard started out as an engineer in the defence sector and arrived at commercial software via manufacturing control systems and telecoms.
Chris came from a Physics background and got his grounding in IT in financial services before moving into the world of retail.
Working in two different environments both Chris and Rich were involved with Object Orientation in early adopter projects in the era that culminated in the birth of UML. When they met about ten years later they found they had many common experiences and a shared bewilderment of how poorly most IT projects are run.
Chris and Rich tend to view failed IT projects as multi-million pound education programmes. Unfortunately most people are too quick to move on and forget what has happened.
For over 10 years now they have been striving to overcome complacency to apply software development disciplines to live projects, from modelling and component based architectures to incremental development.
The team from Karona Consulting have been providing project tools and techniques leadership to the John Lewis Partnership for about ten years.
|Gillian Adens||Model Your Enterprise Architecture
with ArchiMate and
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
|Gillian Adens, director at Hippo Software, is a consultant and trainer with over 25 years IT experience. She has acted as project leader, technical architect and business analyst on many projects throughout Europe, and delivered training as far afield as the US and India.
Gillian was one of the first in the UK to specialise in object technology and is an expert in UML and BPMN. She has always been a great advocate of using graphical notation to understand and document system architecture and business needs.
Gillian discovered Enterprise Architect in 2003 when evaluating CASE tools for a large insurance company. She was impressed with its features, value-for-money and robustness, and has continued to use and recommend EA ever since.
Today Gillian would like to share her knowledge of using ArchiMate and EA to model enterprise architectures…
|Adrian Lincoln||Re-presenting elements of EA to
improve access and productivity
|For nearly 40 years Adrian has been involved in technology based roles developing hardware and software products across many different industries. His change of roles often followed his interest in new technologies, microprocessors in the 70′s, bit slice machines in the early 80′s, C++ and promise of OO in the late 80′s, and in this century developing small devices and associated applications.
He started to use EA in 2002 to model equipment and improve specification processes, and has continued to use EA in many different ways for modelling, product development and management.
Stepping off the corporate ladder a few years ago he has had more time and fun exploring EA, and when not exploring EA or helping others with EA, he is most likely developing EA Add-Ins, or at the gym trying to compensate for his love of food.
In this talk Adrian shares some of his experiences, and problems countered, when introducing EA to potential users. He will show how the use of an AddIn he has developed could reduce some of the barriers, expand the use of EA, and drive consistency and productivity for both the novice and seasoned user. Along the way he will outline some of the challenges and insights of developing this AddIn.
|Paul Hewitt, Visure||Bridging the gap between EA Model Driven System Development and Requirements Management||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 complex life cycle 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.|
|Jon Mitchell||Current project for the
|Jon has worked extensively in Geographic Information Systems and data and information management for over 15 years, 8 as an independent consultant. He started working in consultancy in 2003 where worked for Bureau Veritas advising on Public Sector Information policy. During this time he conducted a number of data audits with the objective of demonstrating the cascade of intellectual property in data products for the Environment Agency to allow commercial re-use.
Working as an independent consultant, Jon has been sub-contracting for Gabriel Information Solutions Ltd. whom had won a project to understand the dependencies between data and business areas for the Environment Agency. This became known as ‘Data Flow Mapping’ and has been ongoing since 2011.
|Phil Chudley||EA Version 11 Cloud Services,
OSLC and RAS
|Mr Phil Chudley is a principal consultant at Dunstan Thomas Consulting Ltd who are based in Portsmouth on the south coast of England.
Phil has been using Enterprise Architect for over 8 years and has vast modelling experience ranging from UML, BPMN and SysML.
He has provided training and consultancy for numerous organisations in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. These organisations cover sectors ranging from financial right through to aerospace and defence.
Phil likes to practice what he preaches so today’s presentation will be a mixture of formal presentation and demonstrations showing Enterprise Architect in action.
|Daniel Siegl||Make EA your tool using offerings from
the Marketplace - An overview
|As many careers Daniel’s started at HP in 1994.
The journey took Daniel from CRM/Web Projects – through costing software for the footwear industry. After a short gambling period he was hired at LieberLieber in 2006.
Since then I lead the company and actively program extensions for EA and work in one very large Enterprise Mobility Project.
|Bert Dingemans||Enterprise Architect for an Enterprise Architecture||Highlights of Bert's career include:
Until 2001 Software engineer with a passion for data driven programming techniques, design methodologies like OMT, UML and Merode and object orientation
2001-2008 Development and introduction of a CASE tool for generating software for a vertical information system in youthcare
2008-Now: Independent data architect working for a number of governmental organisations with a focus on data and integration.
|Guillaume Finance and Howard Burgess||Alternatives available to set up a shared EA
repository to work in a collaborative environment
|Guillaume is a Business Systems Analyst and UML Consultant at Objet Direct, a Sparx partner based in France. He currently works for an industrial project at EDF, where EA not only serves to produce functional and technical specifications, but also to define deployment processes with BPMN. Prior to Objet Direct, he spent 10 years in the UK, working in Software development and joined RDF’s team of Business and Systems Analysts where he used UML and Sparx Enterprise Architect.
Guillaume is a member of the EA User group and occasionally provides training and coaching sessions on UML, SysML and Enterprise Architect. He publishes news and tutorials on his blog umlchannel.com.
Howard is a member of the John Lewis Parntership IT organisation who will be sharing JLP experiences on this topic.