We spoke to lots of BAs at BA2017 who are already EA users, and who have already proved to themselves that using models really can really make a difference to their projects.

And lots of them said they are how ready to take the next step, and grow their use of modelling.

If this is you, then our  Modelling Takeoff offer has been designed with you in mind.

Like Modelling Launchpad, this offer also consists of software, training and support.

Software

  • 12 Additional EA & eaDocX licences. This BA2017 offer gives you 12 more EA licences, as that seemed a popular number based on the conversations we had. If you need more, or fewer, no problem. Give us a call.
  • 12 Additional eaDocX Licences. No point having a great model if you can't create great documents, and eaDocX does that - simply and quickly.
     
  • 8 Model Expert Licences. Model Expert allows you to start creating and applying standards to how your modellers work. This is really important as your team grows,

Training

Included in this offer is a further 3 days of training, from any of the courses in Modelling Launchpad, or those shown below, which are especially aimed at growing teams:

Code

Course

Days

Objectives

DEVEA

Delivering Projects with EA

2

This workshop brings together your modelling team with your project managers and PMOs. It creates a plan to integrate your modelling efforts as closely as possible with the delivery of the project, and at the same time, make sure each group understands what the other needs.

Facilitated by an experienced project manager AND an experienced BA, it will create you Minimum Viable Model: the least modelling you should be doing to deliver the maximum project benefit.

EATEAM

EA for Teams

1

In this hand-on workshop we will teach you all the great stuff in EA, eaDocX and Model Expert which can help you manage your team. We’ll explain the alternatives, and either have you make decisions on the day, and/or create an action plan

EAKNOW

EA in a Day: Knowledge Harvesting Workshop

1

Your organisation is already packed with useful knowledge which can usefully be in your model. But where to start? This workshop looks at both which knowledge to pick, and the mechanics of making it happen

EACUR

Model Curation Workshop

1

Getting your stakeholders to engage with your model isn’t just a question of generating a document with everything in it, or putting it all out on the intranet. Who needs to see what, and in what detail? Should you change how you do modelling, to make it more understandable? This 1-day workshop lets you think about all these issues, and practice some curation techniques which will help you really engage yor audience.

 

Support

As with Modelling Launchpad, we also offer over-the-web support as part of this package. You’ll probably come across different issues from those you found during Modelling Launchpad, but you’ll  still benefit from occasional help from experienced EA and modelling professionals. So that’s why we include a bit more support time than Modelling Launchpad - you’re going to be asking us harder questions!

So we include another 20 hours of remote support, but additional on-site support is also available if you need it.

 

Cost

Cost for all items in this offer is normally over GBP12,000. For attendees of BA2017, who order by 31/12/2017, special price is £10,500, plus VAT

 

Contact Us today to grow your modelling team with Modelling Takeoff

Our Modelling Launchpad offer has all you need to get a team of 8 BAs up and running creating useful models. (see note 1)
It comes in three parts: Software, Training and Support.

Software

  • 8 copies of Sparx Enterprise Architect (EA), Corporate Edition.

EA is the leading modelling tool in the IT industry, with over 600,000 users all around the world, in all industries. If you’re going to get into modelling, this should be your first choice.

  • 8 copies of eaDocX Corporate Edition. There’s not much point in creating great models if nobody can see the output, and eaDocX is the leading document generator for EA.

Training

Before you get started using EA, it makes sense to get trained. But there all all kinds of models for all kinds of projects, so we let you choose the mix of training whch suits you and your team.
So pick any three days of training from the following list. We'll come to your location to teach you all together.

 

Code

Course

Days

Objectives

UMLBA

UML for Business Analysts

3

An overview of the main EA models, as well as requirements. Includes all the content from RMBA, BPMNEA, UCEA and EABA, and some extra bits

EABA

Introduction to Sparx Enterprise Architect for BAs

1

Find your way around EA for BAs who haven’t used any modelling tools at all.

RMEA

EA in a Day: Requirements Management

1

If you’re mostly collecting textual requirements, modelling can still help lots. In this course, you’ll see how to write really tight, usable requirements, and how to use EA to make them even more useful

BPMNEA

EA in a Day: BPMN 2.0

1

BPMN is the most popular Process Modelling notation, and this day will teach you a practical sub-set to get you flying along. You’ll also see how EA makes BPMN processes easy to create and manage.

UCEA

EA in a Day: Use Cases

1

Use Cases are one of the foundation techniques of UML – easy to write, and easy for stakeholders and testers to understand. This day will make you proficient Use Case writers, and you’ll also learn how EA makes them easy to capture and use.

EADOCX1

Introduction to eaDocX - workshop

1

eaDocX makes it easy to create high-quality documents from your EA models, customised to needs of individual stakeholders. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to make your documents clear, accurate, and super-fast to produce.

This training offer consists of delivery of the training to up to 12 people, electronic copies of all the training materials and examples, and all expenses if the training is delivered in mainland UK.

Support

We’ve all had the experience of going on a course where everything makes perfect sense, then starting work the next day and getting stuck on a small detail. “There was a way to do this – but what was it?” “The examples on the course weren’t quite the same as what I’m doing – what should I do?

Once you’ve done our courses, we don’t just want you to hit the ground running. We want you to keep running. So, as part of Modelling Launchpad, we’re also including 10 hours of online support, delivered by our expert EA-using BAs. They have years of experience with dozens of customers, so you’ll find that ½ hour on Skype (2) is usually all it takes to get you running again. Or you can use the time to have us review what you’re doing, do a bit more 1:many teaching – whatever it takes to keep you making progress.

Ten hours might not sound like much, but our experience is that a little help, delivered at the right time, and by the right person, is usually all you’ll need.

 

Cost

Cost for all items in this offer is normally over GBP8,000. For attendees of BA2017, who order by 31/12/2017, special price is £7,200 plus VAT

 

Contact Us today to book Modelling Launchpad for your organisation.

 

Notes:

(1)    We’ve chosen 8 as the size of this offer, because we’ve found it’s easy to get that number of BAs all working in a new way fairly quickly. More than that gets a bit harder, and fewer means you probably won’t make a noticeable difference to your organisation. But if you really feel you need more or fewer people, let us know.

(2)   Or similar video/audio/screen-sharing technology