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- London User Group; Call for Speakers
Save the Date: 21.2. – 22.2.2017
Enterprise Architect 13 is full of new functionalities that we would love to show and explain to you. So, for the first time ever, we will be presenting EA 13 as a combination of numerous Workshops in a two-day format. We're looking forward to seeing you there, and to showing you how to use the new EA 13 to your advantage!
This event caters primarily to German-speaking users; therefore, please be aware that all presentations will be delivered in German.
For more details, please visit the Sparx Systems Central Europe website: http://www.sparxsystems.de/ea-practice-days/
The final Enterprise Architect User Group event in Europe for 2016 will be held on November 11th at the Folksam, Bohusgatan 14, 106 60 Stockholm.
Tickets available now for the upcoming Swedish Enterprise Architect User Group, full schedule published with presentations based on separate User Story and Technical tracks
For just €75, join with other Enterprise Architect users for the last European User Group Event of 2016. Presentations will be in English and Swedish.
Meet other users, and share practical insights, advice, experience and inspiration.
Full event information, including directions to the venue, agenda and presentation abstracts, plus links to buy tickets are available now at www.eausergroup.com
Following the recent EA user group meeting in London, we took a moment to interview attendee Rasheed Amzart, an Enterprise Data Architect with the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC). Here he details his recent work and his impressions on EA and user group meetings.
The ATOC also recently published a case study with Sparx Systems partner Dunstan Thomas.
Full Name: Rasheed Amzart
Job Title: Enterprise Data Architect
Organization: Association of Train Operating Companies
Attended the London user group meeting in May 2016 (have you attended any others?): Yes. I attended the User Group Meeting in 2015
How long have you been using Enterprise Architect (EA)?
Approximately two years.
How is EA deployed where you are? (EA versions, floating licenses, repositories, cloud, etc.):
- Version: 12.1
- Floating licences
- Central repository
- Cloud based
What are you working on at the moment?
Developing a number of logical ‘as is’ and ‘to be’ data models and a number of supporting documents, such as business process maps and models.
What have the challenges been?
Knowledge Acquisition has been shortcoming due to poor documentation
How has Enterprise Architect helped you and your team?
Yes in a number of key areas, requirements, system modelling, business modelling and data modelling. This has enabled the various project teams to work on a single platform and share areas of expertise and data and so help reduce the number of silos within the organisation.
What do you like about your job?
Being the Enterprise Data Architect has given me the opportunity to engage with a number of departments within my organisation and to help a more holistic view of the complex architecture systems using various types of system and data models.
What functionality would you like to see Enterprise Architect support in the future?
- A quick browser based web client would be extremely helpful.
- The ability to undo any action carried out within EA.
- Ability to generate reports ie attributes, elements etc.
Is this your first User Group Meeting? No
Did you enjoy your time at the User Group meeting in London? Yes very much.
What have you gained from it? I have been able to liaise with other users and share idea and also gain new knowledge and tips which I feel will improve my productivity.
Would you recommend user groups to other people in your role? Yes.
16 quality presentations across 3 topic streams, including keynotes from IATA, Schiphol Group, The Future Group, with a preview presentation on Enterprise Architect 13 Beta from Sparx Systems COO Tom O'Reilly.
Calling all Enterprise Architects, Software Designers, Business Analysts and Business Process Analysts! Attend the Dutch EA User Conference event at Schiphol on June 10th 2016 for a day full of information exchange on the usage of Sparx Enterprise Architect.
The full event program has just been finalised (see attached PDF above), with various keynotes and presentations from international speakers like Geert Bellekens, Ian Mitchell and Rodrigo Nascimento but also Dutch speakers who have successfully applied EA solutions from such organisations as Enexis, NS, VZVZ or UMCG.
Download the attached event schedule (PDF Link above) and visit the event page at www.eausergroup.com for more information and to reserve your space.
The EA User Group returns to London this May
On the 17th May the annual London meeting of the Enterprise Architect User Group will be happening at Skillsmatter's Code Node venue.
The final agenda has been confirmed today and we've got a great day lined up...
Tickets are available from the EA User Group website at the price of £65.00 +Vat per person.
The Enterprise Architect User Group Steering Committee and supporters are running another popular event in London.
Over the past few years, the London event has been hosted in a variety of locations, with the 2013 event dubbed by Sparx partner Ian Mitchell as "Probably the largest collection of Sparx EA talent ever assembled", at a venue likened to the Starship Enterprise!
The 2016 event is warming up to be just as important, with a series of 17 minute TED style talks - for short, sharp, focused modelling ideas and EA anecdotes, but also a number of 40 minute extended presentations giving time to investigate larger topics in more detail.
For more details, including agenda and venue, please visit the EAUG website.
Hippo Software has announced the first Enterprise Architect User Group being held in Scotland, the long standing Sparx Systems Global Partner will be hosting the event on the 8th of June.
When: Wednesday 8th June 2016 9.30am - 4pm
Location: Mercure Livingston, Almondview, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 6QB
Details and Registration: Visit the Hippo Software website
The next EA User Group events are scheduled for 17th September 2015 in Paris and 18th September in Brussels.
For just €75, attend either of these events and get instant access to all the presentations from both!
EA User Group Paris
VISEO will host the first EAUG in France on Thursday, September 17th 2015.
This first edition will introduce talks and presentations in French on a wide array of topics including Enterprise Architecture (TOGAF, ArchiMate), modelling IT and software applications, generating and validating documentation from the models, and Systems Engineering (MBSE, SysML).
Enterprise Architect add ins will be shown in a dedicated area, where users and experts will be able to share their opinions and experiences on notations, languages, methodologies around a coffee, tea or other refreshment.
You can view the agenda for the day here.
EA User Group Brussels
The next English speaking Enterprise Architect User Group event will be in Brussels on September 18th 2015, sponsored by ACV-CSC.
This conference will provide an opportunity to discuss many aspects of Enterprise Architect and its use. We are currently appealing for speakers to make this a memorable day.
The preliminary agenda for Brussels is available here.
EA User Group - Canberra Australia - September 2015
Date: Wednesday 16th September 2015 (3-6pm)
You are invited to the Canberra Enterprise Architect User’s Group meeting at the Botanical Gardens auditorium on Wed 16 Sep 2015 (3-6pm).
As well as hearing from a number of Enterprise Architect users, the event provides an excellent networking opportunity.
If you are unable to make it to the event, please pass this invite to a colleague.
RSVP: 11 September 2015
3-5pm, presentations and question time;
- Using Sparx as an Enabler for our Statistical Business Transformation Program – Australian Bureau of Statistics – Helen Toole
- Foundation Spatial Data Framework Model Registry – ANZLIC/GA Brian Sloan/Graham Logan
- Enterprise Architect in Geoscience Australia – Irina Bastrakova
- Sparx Systems Update
5-6pm; Networking and Drinks
The full agenda for the next EAUG in Paris is available.
Register now from the EventBrite website (ticket: 75€).
EA User Group France 2015 Agenda
Lean Enterprise Architecture
|10:40||Pascal Roques, Dominique Travel
MBSE avec SysML : retours du terrain
Aligning international standards TOGAF® ADM and ArchiMate® in Sparx EA:
A Case Study from the Automotive Industry
Documentation Agile avec eaDocX Collaboration
|14:45||Albert Janssens & Michel Gibelli
Mise en pratique de l'Ingénierie Dirigée par les Modèles à l’aide d'EA et des technologies MDG
Information Modelling to Canonical Messaging made easy
Nos convictions en terme d'architecture d'entreprise.
Retour d'expérience de la mise en oeuvre d'EA chez plusieurs clients (PMU, Orange)