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White papers provide in-depth technical discussion and best practice guidance on a wide range of modeling topics. The information presented by industry experts from the user community will help you learn new approaches to modeling and solving real-world problems using Enterprise Architect.

The need for speed With the recent passing of General Chuck Yeager as well as the beginning of 2021, I thought it might be a good time to reflect on the never ending quest for speed. General Yeager, of course, was the man who broke the sound barrier in his Bell X-1 aircraft on October 14, 1947. It’s always worthwhile trying to do things faster and better — that’s what drives progress and innovation. In the software industry we’re talking about a less death-defying problem than the airspeed pioneers faced, but an important one nonetheless: how fast we can develop…
Introduction Modelling enterprises and their architectures is important for most organisations. For example for defining business processes, organisational structures, data and information modelling. But also for modelling the goals and drivers of the organisation, the alignment of business and IT need to be modelled due to the complexity of organisations in modern societies. In medium and large scale organisations the role of enterprise- or information architect is introduced to create these models of the enterprise. What do we need for modelling enterprise architectures? An important aspect is to introduce a coherent modelling language that enables the enterprise architect to model…
The implementation and use of Enterprise Architect and the entire Sparx Systems products family in any organization represents a path of maturity (a process), which must be followed in a prudent and focused way to achieve results and move forward based on those results. When starting with the implementation of the SparxEA solution it is of fundamental importance to determine who our stakeholders are (understood as those roles that are participants or interested, affected and involved in the solution), and what needs and expectations they have of the solution. This will help us to generate specifications that are complete, correct…
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 17:38

Implementation of MBSE based on EA

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Introduction of MBSE MBSE (Model Based System Engineering) is an effective method to analyze, design and develop complex systems. At present, the scale of aviation, automobile, machinery, ship, machinery and enterprise information system is becoming larger and larger, involving more and more specialties, which makes the system construction face unprecedented challenges: Involve multiple levels: system , subsystem and module. Cover Multiple Disciplines: software, electronics, mechanics, photo electricity, thermal. Need several roles collaborating : System Engineer, software engineer, electronic engineer, professional engineer, test engineer. Involve a variety of development tools and languages. The process framework of MBSE is as follows: Engineers…
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 06:31

Distributed Online Business Continuity

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Distributed Online Business Continuity using the Pro Cloud Server In recent times there has been an unprecedented obligation for staff to work at home, prompting a need for technical solutions that can ensure business continuity with a distributed and remote workforce. The Sparx Systems software suite, including Enterprise Architect, Pro Cloud Server, WebEA and Prolaborate, offers a way for isolated workers to access their organization's centralized repositories using home-based Internet connections and to continue working as though they were still in the office. Using the Pro Cloud Server features they can continue contributing their expertise to strategic, business and technical…
It is not uncommon for Product releases to have a plethora of new features added., and as an Enterprise Architect user for the last 15 years, I was having just normal expectations when I peeked into the list of new features in the newly released Enterprise Architect 15.1. However what I saw in the list gave me an adrenalin rush, Some of the features in 15.1 nails the bulls-eye by solving some of the long reported pain points, and this prompted me to come up with this write up to share what I found I’m trying to give a gist…
Thursday, 05 September 2019 21:17

Enterprise Architecture using Prolaborate

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Sign up for the upcoming Sparx Sytems webinar! Enterprise Architecture using Prolaborate A Case study driven illustration of Enterprise Architecture Capabilities in Prolaborate The CEO of a leading utility firm intends to leverage an EA tool, to help them with the planning and decision-making required for his digital transformation strategy. The organization identified three use cases as its primary needs for an EA tool, this article will give an high level overview of how Prolaborate helps them realize the use cases. Use Case 1 – Smarter Decision Making Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect tool is populated by architects, analysts and other…
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 22:49

Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

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Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Good governance helps guide good decision making for public organizations and companies. This helps to provide transparent decision making, that adheres to relevant government legislation, providing a safe and fair environment for the end-users of the designed systems. There are numerous advantages of using Enterprise Architect to model the strategy within a repository and link that strategic direction and executive thinking to the processes, architectures, software and capabilities that are being directed and then modeled. This is a highly effective and powerful means of ensuring that strategic direction is followed and tied to the fundamental…
One of the latest features of Sparx Enterprise Architect 15 is the model based add-ins which can be created using JavaScript.  These model based add-ins are defined by a combination of Receptions, Attributes and Operations which can be easily added in a model by just creating with a valid stereotyped classes. Assuming having basic knowledge with Sparx Traditional add-ins, broadcast events and JavaScript. Why model based add-ins Accessed by all the users within a model Purely Model specific  No installation, registry entries , distribution or license worries Self-Documenting as everything is modelled and created directly in EA Prerequisites Signal Reference Library (…
Friday, 21 June 2019 10:30

Enterprise Architect 15 beta preview

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Sparx Systems released this month the beta version of Enterprise Architect 15. Below is a selection of the main features and enhancements that will be detailed in this article: Data Miner JavaScript Model Based Add-ins Custom tables (new spreadsheet artefacts) Browser new organization Diagrams enhancements Custom drawing style diagram property Google GCP, Amazon AWS web images Bookmark values Group elements New keyboard shortcuts Simplified access to the "Link to element feature" Image Assets drag and drop to a diagram New keyboard shortcuts Data Miner Data Miner is a new feature to create model elements and relationships in Enterprise Architect from a…
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