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.