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Portfolio Manager is a new extension for Enterprise Architect

It provides modellers with a way to work on several different projects in the same model, at the same time. Even if those projects are trying to change the same elements.

With Portfolio Manager, all modellers can have visibility of all projects working in the same parts of the model. Which means:

  • no more competing edits
  • no more working on elements that someone else has planned to delete
  • no more editing the wrong version of an element
  • no more accidental duplicates

Instant impact analyses

Reveal overlaps or potential clashes with other projects, and identify dependencies to be resolved or escalated through your project and program teams.

Real-time updates available all the way through the project – from the very first time you create a branch of the model content you want to change, right through to the final project milestone (at go-live or deployment)

Landscape Heatmaps

Easily identify which parts of the model are most active (where most changes are happening). Analyse by project/portfolio or by element type. 

Element level roadmaps

View the roadmap of changes proposed for any element in the model, showing which projects are delivering those changes and which projects are dependent on them. 

A time machine for your Enterprise Architect model.

Step forwards through time to discover how your model will look as planned changes deliver, letting you view each architectural plateau as it emerges.

And there's more

More views and use cases are being developed - and you have the opportunity to help guide what comes next, if you

Join the Launch Program

Until the end of September 2022, we are looking for Enterprise Architect users who would like to join the launch program. You will receive unlimited free licences, valid until December 2022. All we ask is that you provide us with feedback to shape the UX and identify extra features that will make Portfolio Manager even more useful.

For more information and to join the launch program visit www.eaportfoliomanager.com

 

Portfolio Manager: providing maximum insight with minimum impact on your day-to-day modelling

 

(From the team that brought you eaDocX and Model Expert)

Published in News
Friday, 24 January 2020 15:57

Applying Layers to Diagrams in EA 15.1

Diagram Layers

As I'm sure we all know by now EA 15.1 is available for registered users to get to grips with. Like a kid in a candy store I went & grabbed it right away so that I could play with one of the new features in particular...diagram layers.

I was particularly keen to get to grips with this feature as recently I have been building up some beefy BPMN 2.0 Collaboration diagrams for some of our internal processes here at Dunstan Thomas. The challenge I was facing was how do I communicate a large process to a stakeholder that does not understand the notation (or any notation) without making their brain explode? Up until now I had resorted to explaining the process one logical path (and the branches therein) at time and walking through step by step. This works but it's not ideal...luckily some of our favorite Australian developers have had an absolutely great idea of being able to add layers to our diagrams (of our own specification) that will then allow us to toggle said layers on and off, thereby hiding any elements not contained by the layer we are focussing on.

I have found this invaluable already in communicating with non-technical stakeholders larger diagrams as I can temporarily hide anything I am not currently presenting and thus removing the risk of an overwhelmed stakeholder losing interest. 

I have put together a short clip on how easy it is to apply layers to your diagrams with EA 15.1: https://youtu.be/cFQ0-ecSsTg

Go and download EA 15.1 and try it yourself, it is so easy to do and we are already finding client interest in this feature.

Published in Tutorials
Friday, 27 November 2015 04:20

Reader's Choice Award for Enterprise Architect

2015vsm RCA medal bronze 200x263Enterprise Architect has recently been given the Bronze award in the Visual Studio Magazine 2015 Reader's Choice Awards.

The Sparx Systems design and build platform was recognised as an outstanding solution in the 'Software Design, Frameworks, and Modeling Tools' category.

In a recent Press Release (attached), Editor in Chief of Visual Studio Magazine stated that "The Visual Studio Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards offers a chance for readers to participate in giving public praise to those companies deserving of the recognition.”

More than 400 products across 31 categories were included in an online ballot run by Visual Studio Magazine, with hundreds of magazine subscribers responding over a 3 week period in late September.

Published in News