One day around EA, modeling, TOGAF, PlugIns, Ideas, News, Contacts....
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is the UML modelling tool that grew. With more than 300,000 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.
One day to learn something new, exchange ideas, news, experiences and meet interesting people. This event not only offers presentations about different topics, we would also like the praticipants to participate!
Therefore, we are offering workshop sessions as well. Please be aware that for some workshops session you should bring your own laptop with Sparx EA installed!
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08:45 - 09:15 BEASI Talk10:15 - 11:15 BEASI WorkshopUsing EA to manage your Enterprise Architecture, practical lessons learnt from the automotive industryPlanning, building and maintaining your enterprise architecture is complex and time consuming activity. As an architect you are faced with many problems to solve and decisions to make, from how to actively support your change initiatives to how to populate your architecture repository. Based on examples from among others the automotive industry, the presentation will discuss the challenges and how these can be addressed using Sparx EA. This includes:• Describing how ArchiMate the most popular and suitable notation for enterprise architecture can be used to describe your architecture landscape • Explaining how transition planning based on TOGAF can be performed in practice• Introducing the BEASI concept demonstrating how Sparx EA can practically be used to build and populate an enterprise architecture repository
09:15 - 09:45 eaDocx Talk10:15 - 11:15 eaDocx WorkshopBecoming a Model ExpertIn the presentation, Ian will present some experiences from a recent customer who was managing a large, multi-team, multi-location model, and some of the solutions which he created with them to help them understand and take control the model.In the Workshop, you will be then able to get hands-on experience of analysing EA models using ‘Model Expert’, the tool written for the above customer. Using either your own model (if you bring it on a laptop) or a prepared example, you’ll be able to see what modelling techniques have been used, whether they have been used consistently throughout the model, and then go and fix the inconsistencies. If time allows, you’ll also see how to generate documents from the model using eaDocX.Note: if you choose to use your own model – which we recommend – the model and the results of the analysis will stay private, unless you choose to share your findings with the group.
09:15 - 09:45 Metamodel Talk10:15 - 11:15 Metamodel Workshop"Daniel will present a simplified content metamodel for Enterprise Architecture modeling combining Alexander Osterwalder's Business Model Canvass and chosen parts of TOGAF, and a case study on how Riksbyggen implemented this in Sparx EA for a large ERP project. There will also be a workshop where a template will distributed and participant can try it out and start modeling their own company in Sparx EA. Bring your own laptop with EA installed."
09:15 - 09:45 MBSE Talk12:45 - 13:45 MBSE Workshop"The Systems Modelling Language (SysML) has become the de-facto modeling language for systems engineering. What are the possibilities and challenges for implementing model-based systems engineering (MBSE) using SysML and Enterprise Architect? EA offers an attractive package, with many essential SysML features in place. The highlights, some of the remaining obstacles and one major flaw will be revealed.A following workshop will demonstrate key features of SysML in EA. We build a small SysML model and look at various specific aspects of SysML-modeling."
11:15 - 11:45 Database Builder Talk12:45 - 13:45 Database Builder WorkshopOverview of Physical Databases and their relationship to Conceptual and Logical Data Models. The DBMS that can be targeted in EA and what can be modelled:Tables, Columns, Primary and Foreign Keys, Indexes, Check Constraints, Triggers and Stored Procedures Options available when designing a Physical Data base using a Logical Data Model including EA MDA transformation, forward engineering and reverse engineering. Do, Don’t’s and recommendations when modelling Physical Databases. What is the EA Database Builder, and why you should use it.Functionality provided.
The workshop will use a locally installed SQL Server 2012 for the demonstrations.Using EA Database Builder to model a Physical Database from the beginning, including generating the schema DDLThis will include: Using the database builder model wizard, Making a connection to the DBMS, Executing the EA Schema SQL Script, Adding Tables, Columns and Foreign Keys, Generating the Schema DDL and its execution to create the schema on the DBMS, Using EA Database Builder to examine, modify and query and existing database schema, Making the connection, Making modifications to the tables and columns, Using the database compare tool including generating the DDL to apply the modifications, Using the SQL Scratch Pad to query the database
11:15 - 11:45 Content Metamodel Talk12:45 - 13:45 Diff and Merge WorkshopHighlights of new features in EA 11, 12 and 12.1Cloud ServicesUI ImprovementsDiagramming ImprovementsAnd many moreModel Diff and Merge – how to work with Models in more effective ways.EA built in SolutionLieberLieber Model Versioner for Enterprise Architect
11:15 - 11:45 SOA Talk15:30 - 16:30 SOA Workshop"One of the common challenges for system integration projects is the definition of messages that are going to be exchanged and their alignment with the enterprise view of information. This session presents an approach to support this alignment by deriving system integration services' XML schemas from an Enterprise Information Model, following OMG's Model Drive Architecture (MDA) approach and respective functionalities in Sparx Enterprise Architect. The focus of the discussion is around Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach, but they could be easily replicated to other approaches (i.e. the same approach could be used for APIs). The session starts with an introduction to the suggested derivation process and concepts around it, moving to a more practical perspective through a live demonstration using Sparx EA. The live demonstration covers two main Spars EA functionalities:• Transformation Scripts - used to transform the Platform Independent Model (PIM) to a XSD UML model (Platform Specific Model - PSM)• Schema Composer - used to create Schema Profiles, representing the subset of information that will be included in the respective physical XSD file.
13:45 - 14:30 Smartfacts TalkCross-Tool Traceability and Tool Independent Publishing and Collaboration in the Context of EA ModelsIn various domains cross tool traceability between model based information becomes increasingly important. In Model Based Systems Engineering we want to link requirements (e.g. from DOORS) with SysML Artifacts in Enterprise Architect efficiently and visually. In Business Process Management we want to link the business view of a process that might be modeled in one tool with the technical view of a process in another tool. And in Business Intelligence various data models might be created and maintained in various tools.The talk will present smartfacts, a solution that integrates models that are maintained in Enterprise Architect and various other tool like ARIS, VISIO, DOORS, PowerPoint and many others in the cloud and how all these different models can be published, presented and subject of collaboration on one consistent web based platform. Managing cross model traceability independent of tool formats (e.g. DOORS > Enterprise Architect > PowerPoint) will be one example that is presented live. The solution is tightly integrated into Enterprise Architect.
13:45 - 14:30 Model with EA Talk"I shall walk the attendees through the following. It will take more than 30 minutes. A hands-on approach will be shown with one or 2 examples in 30 minutes. • Creating strategic Model with Enterprise Architect [Mind Mapping, Organization Chart, Flow Chart, Value chain, Balance Scorecard, Strategy Map, Decision Tree,Restaurant Example - Traceability Diagram] • BPMN Modelling with Enterprise Architect• MDG TOGAF Modelling [Not very developed]Create the Package using only TOGAF. No need to use MDG Technology to do customization at this stage.• BEASI Archimate Modelling [Fully Developed]Provides us with a platform to define and support the more intricate parts of enterprise architecture like gap analysis and definition of transition architectures• Project Management with Enterprise Architect - Project Management for a set of Requirements using Gantt chart.Gap Analysis and Requirement creation leading to Project Management using Gantt Chart."
13:45 - 14:30 Automated Acceptance Testing Talk"A major benefit of having a suite of automated tests as opposed to a requirements specification in a wiki or a word document is that it’s difficult—even impossible— to tell if the specifications are out of date. But with a click of a button anybody can run the tests and verify that the project runs as specified. Getting to that point requires a lot more communication between business, testing and development. But the payoff is transparency for everybody involved in the process of creating and maintaining software"
14:30 - 15:00 Enterprise Wide Repositories Talk15:30 - 16:30 Enterprise Wide Repositories Workshop"Working together in one single enterprise wide repository (EWR) improves the ability to succeed in building an Enterprise Architecture. To have more than 60 project in the same repository at the same time we need a structural way of working. Taking care and governing models as common assets creates value and improves reusability and reduce waste.This seminar show you how to setup and structure a EWR and give you an understanding of what is important to succeed. Managing the lifecycle of elements, placing the elements together in the architecture and making governance of models work in practice."
14:30 - 15:00 Advanced Document Generation Talk15:30 - 16:30 Advanced Document Generation WorkshopDocument 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). 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 session Geert will demonstrate how to tackle this problem using a Virtual Documents, Template Fragments and Scripting to create professional documents from your EA model.
14:30 - 15:00 EA for the MassesThis presentation is geared towards organizations where EA has taken root but not yet gained wide acceptance. How do we take EA from an enthusiast's toy to a regular tool in our kit? What skill sets do we need to make our EA use effective and efficient? How should we organize? What external resources are available?
Tobias Ivarsson, Biner ConsultingTobias Ivarsson is a senior consultant with more than 15 years of experience work as an Enterprise architect and Business Analyst. He has worked in the pharmaceutical and the automotive industry. At AstraZeneca he was head of enterprise architecture strategy.
Daniel Siegl, LieberLieberDaniel 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 footware 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.
Phil Chudley, Dunstan ThomasAn experienced user of Enterprise Architect Phil Chudley is a Principal Consultant (TOGAF 9 Certified, OMG Certified UML Professional) at Dunstan Thomas Consulting. He has used Enterprise Architect for the past 10 years and has extensive practical knowledge of all its functionality, and also how to enhance its functionality through the use of MDGs, Scripts and Extensions. In this time he has also authored numerous white papers and training courses (EA, UML, BPMN/BPEL, SysML, ArchiMate, TOGAF). Phil has also created customised Extensions and UML profiles for Enterprise Architect as well as speaking at the European Enterprise Architect User Group events. This has positioned Phil as a recognised expert and trusted adviser in the EA user community & DT’s client base.
Geert BellekensGeert 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 modelers and develop supporting tools.He is also one of the founding members and a regular speaker on the EA User Group events.
Christoph Bergner, SmartfactsChristoph is owner of MID GmbH in Nuremberg and Zurich since 2006. MID is covering all major areas of modeling such as UML, ER, BPMN, Archimate, TOGAF with consulting services and tools. Christoph has promoted the integration of Enterprise Architect with smartfacts within MID and still leads the use of smartfacts technology in the Enterprise Architect eco system.
Ian Mitchell, Ability Engineering LtdA long-standing EA user, business analyst mentor and teacher, Ian is the author of the popular eaDocX® document generator for EA. He also blogs at www.theartfulmodeller.com
Johannes Skov Fransen, Nordea MarketsJohannes Skov Frandsen. Domain Architect working for Nordea Capital Markets. Primarily responsible for aligning requirements from stakeholders with a standardised toolset for the entire Continuous Delivery chain, defining best-practices, keeping on top of technical innovations, and driving maturity improvements around Continuous Delivery within the organisation. Big Open Source enthusiast inside and outside work. Have previously worked both as entrepreneur starting and running multiple smaller tech start-ups and on big nationwide systems for education.
Johan Wretö, Ferrologic Enterprise design ABJohan Wretö is CEO at Ferrologic Enterprise Design located in Stockholm Sweden. Johan has setup several Enterprise Wide Repositories for large and medium sized companies and at the same time increased the maturity of Enterprise Architecture in these organizations. Johan has more than 15 years of experience with Sparx EA.
Daniel Lillehöök, Innovate Security Sweden ABDaniel has a background in physics research, but have worked within IT and enterprise architecture in various roles for the last 13 years. He has been Chief IT Architect at Eniro Sweden and Riksbyggen. He is currently Chief Architect and co-founder of Swedish startup Innovate Security who aims to renew the way we work with information security by promoting cooperation between architects, developers/testers and specialized information security experts. Daniel is an experienced enterprise- and solution architect, and have worked in several business- and IT transformation projects. He has often used Sparx Enterprise Architect, and set up structures and templates for its usage. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in theoretical physics, and is certified in TOGAF and IT-architecture.
Hans Natvig, Consoden ABHans 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.
Anuj Shahi, CC and C SolutionsAnuj is a certified practitioner of TOGAF®9, Archimate® 2.0. He has over 26 years of experience negotiating all facets of IT. Anuj has long Enterprise Architecture project experience and is hands on with modelling using TOGAF certified EA tools. He has successful background working with stakeholders to develop Enterprise Architecture that aligns strategy, processes, and IT assets with business goals. Worked closely with project managers, developers, and focus groups to avoid redundancy, minimize expenditures, and improve overall synergy within organization. In-depth experience establishing best practices and guidelines for selecting, developing, and implementing information systems within enterprise. Anuj has been SME for large mission critical applications in Banking, Insurance and Manufacturing and has contributed to product development. His attention to details, module integration, fit for purpose solutions and Global Delivery Model (GDM) Skills have earned him laurels from customers in three continents. His key expertise are Enterprise Architecture, Transformation of Legacy Applications, Machine Learning and Virtualization. He has a M.Sc. (Tech) in Engineering Technology from BITS Pilani (India) and Post Graduate Certificate in General Management from IIM Calcutta (India).
Rodrigo Nascimento, Connection Rodrigo is an Enterprise and Solution architect with over 20 years of professional experience in IT. His passion for technology started when he was only 7 years old by learning how to code with BASIC language on his ZX Spectrum. He then realised that only learning how to use the technology was not enough. It must have its purpose to exist in our lives, otherwise it will be just an interesting subject to talk about. Based on this belief, he decided to balance technical and business learning to pursue best utilisation of technologies.It has been a long journey so far, mixing technical trainings and certifications, academic business studies (Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Master in Business Administration) and projects that cross different technologies and industries.
Ulf Sjöstedt, Happy Path ABUlf is an independent EA consultant, specializing in EA customization. Currently working in the banking industry, his background is in defence where he spent more than ten years working on military command and control systems in Sweden and Australia. He has been using EA since 2006 and holds an MSc in computer science.
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08:45 - 09:15 BEASI Talk, Tobias Ivarsson10:15 - 11:15 BEASI WorkshopUsing EA to manage your Enterprise Architecture, practical lessons learnt from the automotive industry
09:15 - 09:45 eaDocx Talk, Ian Mitchell10:15 - 11:15 eaDocx WorkshopBecoming a Model Expert
09:15 - 09:45 Metamodel Talk, Daniel Lilliehöök10:15 - 11:15 Metamodel WorkshopSimplified content metamodel for Enterprise Architecture modeling combining Alexander Osterwalder's Business Model Canvass and chosen parts of TOGAF, and a case study on how Riksbyggen implemented this in Sparx EA for a large ERP project.
09:15 - 09:45 MBSE Talk, Hans Natvig12:45 - 13:45 MBSE Workshop"The Systems Modelling Language (SysML) has become the de-facto modeling language for systems engineering.
11:15 - 11:45 Database Builder Talk, Phil Chudley12:45 - 13:45 Database Builder WorkshopOverview of Physical Databases and their relationship to Conceptual and Logical Data Models.
11:15 - 11:45 Content Metamodel Talk, Daniel Siegl12:45 - 13:45 Diff and Merge WorkshopHighlights of new features in EA 11, 12 and 12.1
11:15 - 11:45 SOA Talk, Rodrigo Nascimento15:30 - 16:30 SOA WorkshopThe focus of the discussion is around Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach, but they could be easily replicated to other approaches (i.e. the same approach could be used for APIs).
13:45 - 14:30 Smartfacts Talk, Christoph BergnerCross-Tool Traceability and Tool Independent Publishing and Collaboration in the Context of EA Models
13:45 - 14:30 Model with EA Talk, Anuj ShahiWebinar recoding
13:45 - 14:30 Automated Acceptance Testing Talk Johannes Skov Fransen, "A major benefit of having a suite of automated tests as opposed to a requirements specification in a wiki or a word document is that it’s difficult—even impossible— to tell if the specifications are out of date.
14:30 - 15:00 Enterprise Wide Repositories Talk, Johan Wretö15:30 - 16:30 Enterprise Wide Repositories Workshop"Working together in one single enterprise wide repository (EWR) improves the ability to succeed in building an Enterprise Architecture.
14:30 - 15:00 Advanced Document Generation Talk, Geert Bellekens15:30 - 16:30 Advanced Document Generation WorkshopDocument generation is important in most organisations that work with Enterprise Architect.
14:30 - 15:00 EA for the Masses, Ulf SjöstedtThis presentation is geared towards organizations where EA has taken root but not yet gained wide acceptance.