EA for Architecture and Strategy

Course Description:

This course is for architects who are new to Enterprise Architect. 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:

3 days

Prerequisites:

No prior Enterprise Architect experience is required.
A background in enterprise architecture and ArchiMate notation 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:

45% theory, 55% practical.
Each module is accompanied by a hands-on exercise 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

EA Teaching – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 1.5 hours

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

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

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

EA Teaching – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 1 hour

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

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 1 hour

  • Create strategy diagrams in EA
  • Document capabilities in EA
  • Create capability map viewpoint in EA
  • Catalogue resources in EA
  • Produce resource map viewpoint in EA
  • Define courses of action in EA
  • Model strategy viewpoint in EA
  • Record outcome realisation viewpoint in EA

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 1 hour

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

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

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

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

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

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

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

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

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

EA Teaching – 0.25 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.25 hour

  • Group elements to organise diagrams in EA
  • Insert related elements in EA
  • Create information structure viewpoint in EA
  • Illustrate layered viewpoint in EA

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

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

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Document architecture plateaux in EA
  • Analyse gaps in EA
  • Present migration viewpoint in EA
  • 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