EA and ArchiMate for
Architecture and Strategy

Course Description:

This course is for architects who are new to both Enterprise Architect and ArchiMate. It covers all of ArchiMate – business, application and technology layers as well as motivation, strategy, physical and implementation & migration elements. It allows delegates to create standard ArchiMate viewpoint diagrams within Enterprise Architect.

Enterprise Architect
ArchiMate

Duration:

5 days

Prerequisites:

No prior Enterprise Architect or ArchiMate experience is required.
A background in enterprise architecture is helpful.

Equipment:

Webinar
Enterprise Architect

For on-site delivery the customer should provide a suitable training room with a screen or projector to connect to our trainer’s laptop and a whiteboard or flipchart. All delegates require a PC or laptop running Enterprise Architect.

For webinar delivery delegates require a PC or laptop running Enterprise Architect with an Internet connection (a headset can be helpful). If you wish to test your environment join a test WebEx meeting: www.webex.com/test-meeting.html

A trial version of Enterprise Architect is fine for training and can be downloaded from Sparx Systems website: www.sparxsystems.com/products/ea/trial.html. It is also helpful to have a mouse as this makes creating diagrams much easier.

Course Style:

30% theory, 70% practical.
Each module is accompanied by paper and hands-on exercises to allow delegates to apply the theory and become confident using Enterprise Architect.

Delegate Handouts:

Each delegate receives a folder containing all the course slides and comprehensive theory notes which form excellent reference material. Folders also contain exercises and suggested solutions. Following successful completion of the course each delegate receives a certificate.

Course Modules:

  • Delegate background and objectives
  • Timetable and course outline

EA Teaching – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 1.5 hours

  • Introduction to EA
  • Navigate the EA user interface
  • Create project models in EA
  • Create diagrams in EA
  • Understand the structure of EA projects
  • Create and delete elements in EA
  • Search for elements in EA

ArchiMate Teaching – 0.5 hour

  • What is ArchiMate
  • ArchiMate core layers and extensions
  • Mapping to TOGAF
  • Language structure
  • Derived relationships
  • Stakeholders, viewpoints and views
  • Relationship with UML and BPMN
  • ArchiMate as a toolkit

EA and ArchiMate Teaching – 1 hour

Paper Exercises – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 1.5 hours

  • Create business layer diagrams in EA
  • Business actors and roles
  • Model actors and roles in EA
  • Explore traceability in EA
  • Use relationship matrix in EA
  • Organisation viewpoint
  • Present organisation viewpoint in EA
  • Business functions and data flows
  • Create business functions and data flows in EA
  • Business processes and events
  • Business object model and relationship
  • Add processes, events and objects in EA
  • Link to BPMN models in EA
  • Business services
  • Catalogue business services in EA
  • Business process co-operation viewpoint
  • Business process co-operation viewpoint in EA

EA and ArchiMate Teaching – 0.5 hour

Paper Exercises – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Business collaborations and interactions
  • Define collaborations and interactions in EA
  • Business interfaces
  • Model business interfaces in EA
  • Representations
  • Add representations in EA
  • Products and contracts
  • Document products and contracts in EA
  • Product viewpoint
  • Illustrate the product viewpoint in EA

EA and ArchiMate Teaching – 1 hour

Paper Exercises – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 1 hour

  • Create motivation diagrams in EA
  • Stakeholders and drivers
  • Identify stakeholders and their drivers in EA
  • Assessments and goals
  • Document assessments and goals in EA
  • Stakeholder viewpoint
  • Create stakeholder viewpoint in EA
  • Requirements, constraints and principles
  • Capture requirements and constraints in EA
  • Model influence relationships in EA
  • Map goals to principles in EA
  • Goal realization viewpoint
  • Present goal realization viewpoint in EA
  • Requirements realization viewpoint
  • Show requirements realization viewpoint in EA
  • Motivation viewpoint
  • Illustrate entire motivation viewpoint in EA

EA and ArchiMate Teaching – 0.5 hour

Paper Exercises – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 1 hour

  • Create strategy diagrams in EA
  • Capabilities
  • Document capabilities in EA
  • Capability map viewpoint
  • Create capability map viewpoint in EA
  • Resources
  • Catalogue resources in EA
  • Resource map viewpoint
  • Produce resource map viewpoint in EA
  • Courses of action
  • Define courses of action in EA
  • Strategy viewpoint
  • Model strategy viewpoint in EA
  • Outcome realisation viewpoint
  • Record outcome realisation viewpoint in EA

EA and ArchiMate Teaching – 0.5 hour

Paper Exercises – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 1 hour

  • Create application layer diagrams in EA
  • Application components
  • Model application components in EA
  • Use tagged values for custom properties in EA
  • Application functions
  • Document functions in EA
  • Data object model and relationship
  • Add data objects in EA
  • Application services
  • Catalogue application services in EA
  • Application usage viewpoint
  • Illustrate application usage viewpoint in EA

EA and ArchiMate Teaching – 0.5 hour

Paper Exercises – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Application component structure
  • Understand component structure in EA
  • Application collaborations and interactions
  • Model collaborations and interactions in EA
  • Application interfaces
  • Define application interfaces in EA
  • Application co-operation viewpoint
  • Show application co-operation viewpoint in EA

EA and ArchiMate Teaching – 0.5 hour

Paper Exercises – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Create technology layer diagrams in EA
  • Nodes, devices and system software
  • Model nodes, devices and system software in EA
  • Document technology roadmaps in EA
  • Paths and communication networks
  • Add paths and communication networks in EA
  • Locations
  • Document locations in EA
  • Technology viewpoint
  • Present an technology viewpoint in EA

EA and ArchiMate Teaching – 0.5 hour

Paper Exercises – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Technology functions, services and interfaces
  • Document functions and services in EA
  • Define interfaces in EA
  • Technology usage viewpoint
  • Create technology usage viewpoint in EA
  • Artifacts
  • Create artifacts in EA
  • Implementation and deployment viewpoint
  • Establish deployment viewpoint in EA

EA and ArchiMate Teaching – 0.5 hour

Paper Exercises – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Create physical diagrams in EA
  • Materials, equipment and facilities
  • Add materials, equipment and faculties in EA
  • Distribution networks
  • Model distribution networks in EA
  • Physical viewpoint
  • Produce physical viewpoint in EA

EA and ArchiMate Teaching – 0.25 hour

Paper Exercises – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.25 hour

  • Organise elements with groupings
  • Group elements to organise diagrams in EA
  • Insert related elements in EA
  • Information structure viewpoint
  • Create information structure viewpoint in EA
  • Layered viewpoint
  • Illustrate layered viewpoint in EA

EA and ArchiMate Teaching – 0.5 hour

Paper Exercises – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Create implementation diagrams in EA
  • Work packages and deliverables
  • Define work packages and deliverables in EA
  • Project viewpoint
  • Model project viewpoint in EA

EA and ArchiMate Teaching – 0.5 hour

Paper Exercises – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Plateaux and gaps
  • Document architecture plateaux in EA
  • Analyse gaps in EA
  • Migration viewpoint
  • Present migration viewpoint in EA
  • Implementation and migration viewpoint
  • Implementation and migration viewpoint in EA

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Use a shared network drive for EA
  • Create replica projects with EA
  • Connect to DBMS repository or cloud with EA
  • Packages and responsibility in EA
  • Enable security in EA
  • Import and export XMI with EA
  • Integrate EA with version control system
  • Baselines and differences in EA
  • Enable auditing in EA
  • Conduct team discussions in EA

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Create project glossary in EA
  • Generate MS Word, RTF or PDF from EA
  • Select document options in EA
  • Create document templates in EA
  • Produce HTML reports from EA
  • Customise HTML templates in EA