EA for Business Analysis

Course Description:

This course is aimed at business analysts who already have experience of using BPMN to capture business processes and UML to document requirements. The focus is on how to produce and structure these models within Enterprise Architect. This course is highly practical with many hands-on exercises.

Enterprise Architect
BPMN
UML

Duration:

 2 days

Prerequisites:

No prior Enterprise Architect experience is required.
Delegates should have knowledge of BPMN and UML concepts and notation

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 – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 1 hour

  • Create BPMN process diagrams in EA
  • Add events, activities and sequence flow in EA
  • Use exclusive and parallel gateways in EA
  • Create message and timer events in EA
  • Model data objects in EA
  • Business processes and sub-processes in EA
  • Define pools and lanes in EA

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 1 hour

  • Conditional and default sequence flows in EA
  • Select activity behaviour and task types in EA
  • Reflect event types in EA
  • Show transactions and compensation in EA
  • Model inclusive and event gateways in EA

EA Teaching – 0.25 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.25 hour

  • Create BPMN collaboration diagrams in EA
  • Add black box pools in EA
  • Show message flows and icons in EA

EA Teaching – 0.25 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.25 hour

  • Create BPMN conversation diagrams in EA
  • Add black box pools in EA
  • Model conversations and links in EA

EA Teaching – 0.25 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.25 hour

  • Create BPMN choreography diagrams in EA
  • Model choreography tasks in EA
  • Show message icons in EA

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Create requirements diagrams in EA
  • Document requirements in EA
  • Relate requirements in EA
  • Set requirements priority and status in EA
  • Define requirements categories in EA
  • View list of requirements in EA
  • Import and export requirements in EA

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Create use case diagrams in EA
  • Create and document actors in EA
  • Define use cases in EA
  • Colour code use case status in EA
  • Organise the use case model in EA

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Document scenarios in EA
  • Generate activity diagrams in EA
  • Generate test cases in EA
  • Add use case relationships in EA

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Add requirements to use case or activity in EA
  • Create realize relationships in EA
  • Drag and drop requirements in EA
  • Diagram to demonstrate traceabilty in EA
  • Traceability window in EA
  • Matrix to cross-reference requirements 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