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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.

Friday, 10 January 2014 02:16

Order from Chaos - Developing Use Cases

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Using the metaphor of a jigsaw puzzle from the previous blog, we inferred the necessity of technology to tame the complexity of a system that is in a state of constant change but which nevertheless must be managed and guided such that it meets key objectives at the individual and enterprise level. The major problem is that jigsaws never come with instructions on how to build order out of chaos – and the individual approach is usually random, based on trial and error! With any project, be it building a house or fixing a washing machine, a manual is essential.…
Thursday, 19 December 2013 22:49

Enterprise Jigsaw Puzzle

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Imagine that a group of people are putting together a jigsaw puzzle whose pieces continually change shape as do the spaces that they must eventually fill. Each group has responsibilities to the completion of the overall puzzle but more importantly must develop their own respective piece of this puzzle and ensure that ultimately, that piece seamlessly complements those shared boundaries created by the relationships of others. This scenario of mutual dependencies and volatility could be analogous of any organisation in the current hyper-competitive business environment. Of course each team can communicate with others throughout the project, but without a fully…
Monday, 25 November 2013 03:59

Workflow Scripting in Enterprise Architect

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Using Workflow scripting you can set the order of work to be performed by members of the team and ensure that specified outcomes are obtained on completion of the workflow routine. This paper describes Enterprise Architect's Workflow scripting and the key features that facilitate a Workflow process. It makes reference to a sample model containing examples of workflow definitions and other metadata that enable workflow support, along with guides for writing and debugging workflow script.
Friday, 22 November 2013 04:49

ODM MDG Technology Whitepaper

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This paper introduces ontology development with UML using Enterprise Architect's MDG Technology for ODM. The Ontology Definition Metamodel (ODM) was developed by The OMG and covers the Web Ontology Language (OWL) and the Resource Definition Framework (RDF). By integrating ontology support into Enterprise Architect, MDG Technology for ODM facilitates direct traceability between elements in system models and concepts defined in an ontology.
Biner EASI – An integration of TOGAF, Sparx Systems and ArchiMate This is a summary of the Biner EASI White Paper, please download the entire White Paper at the website. Introduction: One of the most common questions asked by Enterprise Architects is: How you take theory into practice?Starting a project can be a difficult and time consuming task, and as an Architect you will be faced with some major questions which need solving, in the short term as well as in the long term. This White Paper presents and explains a work structure which, according to several years of experience,…
Monday, 07 October 2013 03:36

UPDM 2.0 Modeling

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When modeling joint task operations involving different organizational groups you need to have a consistent model approach. The Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM) Version 2.0 provides a framework that incorporates both DoDAF 2.0 and MODAF 1.2 frameworks. Although based on military frameworks, you can use UPDM to model any type of combined operations from domestic search and rescue through to combined force military operations. The purpose of this paper is to examine the development of a UPDM model using Enterprise Architect.
Monday, 30 September 2013 06:27

Global Energy Exchange - Data Without Borders

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ABSTRACT For harmonisation of data, models are absolutely essential, enabling more automated, more change enabled, flexible and future proof technology. A model led implementation of energy transmission data is an effective way to ensure a standard approach to energy monitoring & marketing, and Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect hosts the Utilities Common Information Model.Being able to generate messages about electricity supply and energy markets using a combination of code and data generation from an enterprise model linked to the Utilities CIM, an OMG DDS implementation, and standard geospatial models is an efficient way to deliver large volumes of energy data messages…
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 12:54

The Well Dressed Model

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Seven ways to organise your EA models so that other people can understand them Ian Mitchell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you have spent many hours creating a great EA Model, hopefully you want the rest of your organisation to use it as well. But how can you make it readable? Or maybe have you just picked-up a model which you created a few years back, only to be baffled by your own work. What exactly was this model all about, and where has all that great stuff gone ? Or perhaps you’ve inherited a model from someone else who isn’t available to…
It is no coincidence that the package element in UML is represented by a folder icon, similar to directories in a file system Graphical User Interface (GUI). Packages are used to organize the elements of a model just as folders are used to organize files. The contents of a package are any kind of element that is part of a model, including other packages. Beyond that description there's not much more information on how to use packages in the UML specification. Since they are a general grouping thing, it is up to usage scenarios to suggest what the best practices…
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 05:25

State Machine Simulation in Enterprise Architect

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This paper introduces Enterprise Architect's simulation capabilities for State Machines by means of an example model. State Machine simulation can help you to verify that the run-time behavior of your designed system conforms to specification. In this paper, we explore an example 'Digital Clock' system model and bring to life several aspects of Enterprise Architect's State Machine simulation support.
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