EA for Business Strategy

Course Description:

This course is ideal for business architects and analysts who are new to Enterprise Architect. It covers the ArchiMate business layer plus motivation and strategy elements for capturing business architecture and strategy. It also includes BPMN for creating hierarchical business process models.

Enterprise Architect
BPMN
ArchiMate

Duration:

2.5 days

Prerequisites:

No prior Enterprise Architect experience is required.
A background in ArchiMate and BPMN 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 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

  • 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