Business Abstraction claims to be is the oldest and most sophisticated Sparx Enterprise Architect consultancy in Australia. Since 2004, we were helping large enterprises, Government departments and small startups to gain maximum benefit from implementing Sparx Enterprise Architect. As a member of Sparx systems Global Network, we accumulated wealth of practical knowledge not only on the technical and functional side of the software, but also in the human side of implementing different types of Visual Modelling for different groups.
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Review Enterprise Architect Implementation
Even a modest installation of Sparx Enterprise Architect affect tens of people who together cost their employer tens of thousands of $$ (or equivalent in other currencies) per day. These people often possess unique knowledge and skills that are critical to the enterprise. Yet in many cases these people waste their time with suboptimal environment, or the result of their efforts are under-used.
Improving Solution Architecture Practices with Enterprise Architect
Solution Development Process Definition
Training Plan Development
Training Plan improves effectiveness and reduces the costs of training by delivering better fit of training for each group of trainees, and providing better requirements for training customization.
Advanced Sparx EA Implementation
Sparx Enterprise Architect is a great tool, and many Developers use it out of the box. Some moderate-size projects can be happy with using BPMN or Use Case Diagrams for Analysis, while using Component and Deployment diagrams for Architecture. That might work for small co-located projects, however larger, more complex or more challenging projects need advanced installation to gain the benefits of Model-Driven Development.
COBOL Applications Modernisation with Sparx EA
Business Abstraction designed an approach to gradually improving design of older systems, including those developed in COBOL. Frequently modified systems often move systems more and more into “spaghetti code” territory, making further modifications increasingly hard. Our approach reverses the process, and gradually increases quality of design, control and changeability.
Development of Project Roadmap and Specific Guidelines
Larger projects with core teams of more than 12-15 people may require more structure and discipline that can be delivered in 4 days of training. In these cases Business Abstraction recommends modelling Development process with formal definition of Roles, Deliverables, Models etc.
Mentoring and Modelling Health Check
Hub-and-Spoke Modeller will not lead Business Analysis team, instead acting as a Consultant to BA Team Lead who in case of this arrangement will be appointed for his/her business knowledge and acumen, as well as communication and leadership skills.
Mentoring is effective when the core team has been trained in Conceptual Service Modelling and has both the capacity and motivation to further advanced these skills. However we found that some of hour clients have BA teams that have detailed understanding of the relevant business and effective communication skills, who at the same time do not see themselves as modellers. However, generic contractors with unverified and inconsistent modelling experience cannot be allowed to drive and direct a modelling effort within a particular discipline like Analysis or Design.