Objectives

Understand the model repository and how to best organize the model for document generation and version control

Develop enough knowledge to work effectively on team projects

How model security affects users

Package vs Model versioning demonstration

How to find help (Find Command, etc.)

Prerequisites

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect – Introduction or equivalent

Participants need access to Sparx Enterprise Architect for hands-on exercises.

Duration

Two days

Outline for Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Intermediate

Chapter 1

The importance of packages

Introduction to Model Libraries

Support for systems thinking - 

Sharing objects and relationships to avoid duplication

 

Chapter 2

Review of EA Introduction – what you should know

Managing UML packages as a way to organize ArchiMate models

Package exercises – viewing contained data

Moving and copying model elements

When is it a good idea and when is it a bad idea

Copying diagrams for “what if” exercises

 

Chapter 3

Managing elements

Tagged values – using and modifying tags

Customizing the EA reference data 

Relationship matrices – using overlays

Reviewing traceability relationships

 

Chapter 4

Model management – import and exporting elements 

EA Team support - Model mail 

Team reviews, element discussions

Expanding model searches

Import diagram searches with views

 

Chapter 5

Metafile vs Bitmap – to make it scalable in a presentation or word doc – to get to an image that is scalable

Sharing content with stakeholders who don’t have EA licenses

EA Lite

HTML Reports

Word/PDF documents

 

Chapter 6

Drilling down from ArchiMate to detailed diagrams

Behavior and structural models

 

Chapter 7

Exploring the Tips and Tricks model