Dashboards, Impact Analysis, Charting and Review workflows on EA Models using Prolaborate

Prolaborate is the web front end for Enterprise Architect to facilitate sharing and publishing EA models to wider business community. Prolaborate intuitive, user friendly portals allow modellers to produce curated views of sel3ected sections of the model to the intended audience. Prolaborate lets users foster engagement and collaboration from the wider team, and drive decisions and due diligence based on EA models. This session will explores on creating customizable Dashboards over EA Contents, performing what-if (impact) analysis using dynamic graphs, building intuitive graphs based on EA data that allows slicing and dicing and how to initiate customizable gated reviews with email notifications and reminders to seek buy-in from the key stakeholders.

By Nizam Mohammed


EA in a data warehouse project

Eric is a data warehouse architect working often with Enterprise Architect mostly for UML class diagrams and Enterprise Object Data Models. He uses Enterprise Architect for lineage between logical and physical model and for generating Data Vault DDL-scripts in Azure Cloud Sql Server and Big Data/NoSQL Hive environment. He also uses EA for documentation, XSD files and is making the switch to EA Cloud version.

By Eric van Wanrooij


EA and NS Enterprise Architecture

During the OVCP-project Jan worked with EA to model business processes, -roles and –services, informationfunctions and –services and business-/data-objects on an architectoral level, using the Archimate-toolset within EA. In his current work the use of EA is strongly related to the integration issues within the existing applicational landscape and the growing need to connect and cooperate. The significance of data as a major business asset is an important driver for this development.

By Jan Herbrink


EA in realtime monitoring at NS

When collecting requirements for a Real Time Monitoring system the management of the collected requirements started to be a burden using Word, Excel and Powerpoint. After looking into Enterprise Architect we decided to use EA. How did we start using EA? What is being collected in EA. Using EA now for more than years it is becoming a very versatile tool.

By Pieter Wolters


Overview of the LabNaf architecture framework and its usage at YPTO

Presentation of the LabNaf architecture framework featuring

  • ONE single language and method where industry standards were merged
  • ONE single tool implementing the language and method
  • ONE single on-line documentation: www.labnaf.one
LabNaf is a highly customizable modeling language and architecture framework that semantically merges and extends standards into a meaningful architecture workflow. The framework features some extensive and configurable modeling language and tools along with pragmatic on-line documentation. The strategy, architecture and planning standards that have been semantically merged into the LabNaf framework include Archimate, BPMN, UML, TOGAF, SAFe, Strategy Map, Gartner EA Stage Planning, IT4IT, PESTEL Analysis, Porter''s Five Forces Analysis and Business Model Generation. The framework is widely deployed and adopted at YPTO, the IT organization of the Belgian railways.

By Alain de Preter


Extending the value of models by reaching beyond the Modelling fraternity

Modellers spend a big deal of time and efforts to create models that are of immense value. But most models fail to be that indispensable part of the enterprise information ecosystem due to lack of visibility. Positioning EA models as the pivotal source of knowledge for due-diligence and business decisions would multiply the value of EA models several folds and also ends up in the model being more relevant and accurate. This talk will discuss the tools and techniques to make models more consumable and foster wider engagement and feedback.

By Nizam Mohammed


Definition of a 3D-Framework for End-to-End Analysis with ArchiMate, BPMN, UML.

Definition of a 3D-Framework for End-to-End Analysis with; - ArchiMate for the Library and Enterprise Architecture - BPMN for Business Analysis - UML for Functional Analysis With 1 global Library objects (with different shapes in different modeling languages) are traceble and re-usable. With 1 global Library we can multi-views per profile (Architect, Analyst, Owners, ... ) Cases: TenneT, Sabam, Telenet, ...

By Christian Gijsels


Requirements management with EA

Technical standards are established as a kind of norm or general requirement with respect to the development of technical systems. Usually, technical standards are developed iteratively, where text documents are used as work products which are subject to continuous negotiations. In this talk the requirement-driven development process of the “Distributed Co-Simulation Protocol” (DCP) specification is retraced. The DCP is a standardized communication protocol on software application level. It can be used for the development of automotive advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) or hardware-in-the-loop testing. Unlike most other technical standards, the DCP specification was engineered on the foundation of written requirements, formulated by an inhomogeneous group of stakeholders. Enterprise Architect was used in the workflow of DCP developers to collect and manage these requirements.

By Martin Krammer


Enterprise Architect as an modelling platform for the integrated design of a metro system

In this presentation we look at the modelling of a large infrastructure system like a metro system by using Enterprise Architect. We present not only how we made the design by using Use Cases, Functions, Objects and Interfaces but also how we integrated test coverage in relation to release management , Hazard analyses, Geographical deployment, management reporting and specific rail items such as track zones and safe working areas in the design. We will close our presentation with a view on the next steps we are taking to model a network oriented system like a public transportation system.

By Jan de Liefde


Architecture maturity within DICTU using EA

DICTU is one of the biggest IT Shared Service Organization within the Dutch government. We provide IT-systems and service to a large number of government agencies. The number of client are growing and so are the point solutions and architecture. It is increasingly difficult to keep track of the cohesion of all the systems and architectures. We were less and less in control. The last year DICTU has implemented a new architecture process and governance and started using Archimate 3 as a standard modelling language. EA is being used as the modeling tool and central architecture repository which holds the architectural truth within DICTU. We are currently in the process of filling this architecture repository with standard, reusable architecture - and solution building blocks.

By Ralf Stofmeel


Practical business intelligence modeling with EA4BI

After the introduction of the EA4BI framework to the academic world (https://kuleuvencongres.be/poem2017/articles/program-IndustryTrack) and the Sparx community (http://www.eausergroup.com/past-events/october-2017-brussels/13-past-events/155-brussels-event-trainings-2017), it has been used during a couple of real-life projects. After a short introduction of the framework by means of some practical examples, the experiences gained with business intelligence modeling in general and EA4BI during these projects will be shared and discussed.

By Rudi Claes


Manage Canonical Data Models using EA.

Enexis aims for a flexible and agile integration landscape. The creation of platform-independent service interfaces using a Canonical Data Model (CDM) that is based on open standards (such as OAGIS, HR-XML, UN/CEFACT CCTS and EPRI-CIM), is essential in achieving this goal. However, managing these, mainly large and complex, reference models without proper tooling is no easy task. Enexis has chosen Enterprise Architect as the primary tool for maintenance of the reference models and generation of service interfaces from these models. The presentation will highlight the steps that Enexis has taken to build a CDM management tool using EA and the process we use to transform reference models into a CDM framework, build domain models from the framework, use the Schema Composer to build service profiles and eventually generate service interfaces (XSD/JSON messaging, SOAP and REST) from these profiles.

By Wouter Meijers


SysML for modelling purposes

Why use a modelling language hardly anyone speaks? Do we actually need a generic language? Why do we model systems, who will be using them and to what purpose? A lot of questions to consider in order to effectively communicate, understand and simplify the complexity of a system. Rail infrastructure as an enabling system for transportation services, often deals with various legacy systems which over time have resulted in complicated solutions. Many stakeholder roles, lots of operational processes and complex interactions within a ‘system of systems’. How do you keep track of all these relations? What type of model do you need for analysing, understanding and communicating the once hidden knowledge in order to secure this information for the future.

By Bas van der Leeuw


Integrated Data Entity Architecture AddOn

Enterprise Architect has great implementations of multiple techniques for creating data models. For example UML class diagrams, the extended data model, ArchiMate and matrix views for specific association types. This gives you the opportunity to create conceptual, logical and physical data models. However integration of these modelling layers is possible but can be rather tedious. Therefor http://eaxpertise.nl is developing an Open Source extension named IDEA (Integrated Data Entity Architecture) This Add On is based on numerous scripts and screens making the integration of the before mentioned data modelling layers simple and fully automated. Furthermore the extension has an advanced web interface giving non modellers access to all your (integrated) data models. Participants of this session will receive a sample repository containing the automation scripts.

By Bert Dingemans


Modelling with Instances in EA

Most of our EA modelling happens with Elements: Requirements and Use Cases, Classes and Components. But there’s another bit of EA which deals with the Instances of those elements. But what does that mean? And is it useful? In this session, Ian will see not just how to create and manipulate instances in EA, but also how they can add another dimension to (some parts of) your models. We’ll look specifically at the lower layers of your Architecture models, where abstract ideas start to become real live ‘things’: servers, locations, software systems, and see how the combination of EA abstract ideas and real instances can create some useful insights, when instances get populated with real numbers.

By Ian Mitchell


Deep Dive in Enterprise Architect 14

Special inside to EA14 (the biggest launch of an EA version ever!). See and feel the new highlights and that your input from last year finally arrived also in the new release. Clearer Navigation Structure, Docked Property Windows (no need of any modal windows) for almost everything in a diagram, Easy change of views and technologies, Decision Modelling Notation (DMN) integrated to BPMN, SysML and SoaML, Journal functionality, and much more… - The main focus of this huge release is: Focus on your business not on the tool, raise productivity with your models.

By Peter Lieber

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