As regular Enterprise Architect users, you'll find we bring a practical approach to teaching EA. We very deliberately make this course separate from our UML Analysis one. This is to separate the 'ideas' material from the 'tools'. We think that first delegates should learn the ideas, then after that learn the tools which help to make the ideas useful. But, as with all our training, if you think differently, we'll do it your way.

The course is almost 100% hands-on. Delegates work at their own pace, with an instructor on hand to give advice and guidance. For those who learn quickly, there are lots of additional 'exploration' exercises, to allow delegates to get into the details of EA.

 

 

Topic Contents
Enterprise Architect Basics. 5 How to navigate the user interface, some EA terms and ideas 
Creating a UML Diagram.. 8 The key skill: EA is all about diagrams, and the EA diagram editor is both simple & powerful
Using the Project Browser with Diagrams. 13 Understand that each diagram is just a view into the repository. Explore how many diagrams can contain the same information, and how EA keeps track of everything for you
Use Cases & Use Case Diagrams. 15 Here we explore how to capture details of Use Cases in EA Strcutured Scenarios, which make structuring your Use Cases simple and fast
Capturing and Managing Requirements. 21 Shows how to do requirements management with EA
Sequence Diagrams. 26 A specialist diagram in UML, this chapter shows how SDs can be used to create the dynamic behaviour of a solution. May be omitted for Business Analysts
Documenting Processes – UML Activity Diagrams. 29 These two topics cover creating process diagrams in the two most popular styles.
Documenting Processes with BPMN.. 32
More EA Diagrams & techniques. 34 This topic covers some aspects of diagramming which don't really belong to any of the previous topics, but will increase your knowledge & speed when using EA
Linking it all together. 38 Explores how you can use a Project Metamodel to describe all your project information, and use that to make your EA models build on each other.
Traceability. 45 A key requirement for most projects. Shows how you can use EA to show the flow of ideas from high-level requirements all the way through to acceptance tests.
Adding Project Information. 50 A little-used corner of EA, but one has some powerful ideas. Add project tasks and issues, as well as maintaining a project glossary
Some useful bits. 54 Use of colour in diagrams (and when not to..), using unique numbers, and linking to external files & documents 
Customising EA.. 63 Using stereotypes and tagged values to extend EA/UML. Introduction to EA MDG customisation.
Inputs and Outputs How to get information into and out of EA
Further Reading. 72 More sources of EA help and support

The course takes full day, but we can leave out chapters which deal with aspects of EA which you're not going to use, and concentrate on the rest.

 

Introduction to Sparx Enterprise Architect

Duration

1 day

Cost

£1200 plus £35 per delegate and instructor expenses

Delegates

Maximum of 12

Prerequisites

Knowledge of UML
(from e.g. UML for Business Analysts)