EA for Software Analysis and Design

Course Description:

This course is ideal for software analysts and systems designers who are already confident with BPMN and UML and now wish to gain experience of using Enterprise Architect. The course includes substantial hands-on exercises within Enterprise Architect.

Enterprise Architect
BPMN
UML

Duration:

3 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:

50% theory, 50% 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 – 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

  • 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 activity diagrams in EA
  • Add actions and control flow in EA
  • Model decisions and parallel actions in EA
  • Add action pins in EA
  • Model send, accept and time signals in EA
  • Use swimlanes or partitions in EA

EA Teaching – 1 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 1 hour

  • Create class diagrams in EA
  • Model classes and document purpose in EA
  • Add attributes in EA
  • Define operations and parameters in EA
  • Add associations, multiplicity and direction in EA
  • Model aggregation and composition in EA
  • Create inheritance hierarchies in EA
  • Model abstract classes and operations in EA
  • Add maintenance information in EA
  • Use tagged values in EA
  • Organise the class model in EA

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Add, get and set properties in EA
  • Write code for operations in EA
  • Set code generation options in EA
  • Adjust code generation templates in EA
  • Generate code in EA
  • Reverse engineer code in EA
  • Synchronise model and code in EA

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Create component diagrams in EA
  • Create and document components in EA
  • Define interfaces and specify services in EA
  • Add ports to components in EA
  • Model component assemblies in EA

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Create deployment diagrams in EA
  • Add nodes and devices in EA
  • Use alternate images for devices in EA
  • Add custom properties to devices in EA
  • Add components to nodes in EA

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 1 hour

  • Create sequence diagrams in EA
  • Add objects, messages and returns in EA
  • Communicate using interfaces in EA
  • Show asynchronous messages in EA
  • Create and destroy objects in EA
  • Use fragments for logic in EA

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Create communication diagrams in EA
  • Add objects and messages in EA
  • Message sequence numbering in EA
  • Show conditions and iteration in EA

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Create state machine diagrams in EA
  • Add states and transitions in EA
  • Define events, conditions and actions in EA
  • Add entry, exit and do events to states in EA
  • Show nested states and history in EA

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Document a design pattern using UML in EA
  • Export a design pattern from EA
  • Import a design pattern into EA
  • Apply a design pattern in EA

EA Teaching – 0.5 hour

EA Hands-On Exercises – 0.5 hour

  • Create composite elements in EA
  • Define stereotypes in EA
  • Use tagged values for custom properties in EA
  • Nominate a template package in EA
  • Create custom searches in EA
  • Define model views in EA
  • Filter diagrams in EA
  • Define working sets 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