Introducing Information Management for NoSQL

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Introducing Quantitative Enterprise Architecture

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OWL Modelling for Information Architects

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Enterprise Architect Services

In the current economy, paying your Consultants to learn Sparx Enterprise Architect, and paying for the mistakes they will made out of inexperience, is a luxury few can afford. Business Abstraction, a Sparx Enterprise Architect consultancy since 2004 with strong contacts with Sparx Systems, has sufficient experience to resolve the issues that impact your productivity or initiate your modelling process in days rather than months. Our expertise covers the Enterprise Architect itself, modelling methodologies and model-driven solution development.

We provided services to and trained Enterprise and Solution Architects, Business Analysts and other professionals in:

  • Three out of Australia’s four AA-rated banks.
  • Federal & State Government Agencies.
  • Branches of major international companies in Mining, Energy, Manufacture, Retail and other industries.

It is a common knowledge that hiring more experienced Consultants saves money. Our Global Services is a revolutionary offer that takes it further by offering clearly defined deliverables and fixed pricing. Our prices are highly competitive because with our volume of work, most often we are providing solutions that worked for our other customers.

We provide:

  • Reviews & Recommendations
  • Detailed Process Definitions
  • Document and website generation Templates
  • Scripts & Add-ins
  • Training materials
  • We also can help you with your modelling, improve the models you have, or provide you with models on the basis of your specifications in other formats.

Australia has very strict IP Laws which are well enforced. Over the years, many large enterprises and Government Agencies trusted us their plans. Your competitors will never find anything about you from Business Abstraction.

We deliver the services using:

  • Skype Video, as well as high-end video-conference facilities, for face-to face communication
  • GoToMeeting, and other desktop-sharing tools for “holding one’s hand” mentoring
  • Remote Desktop and Citrix for accessing customer’s environment
  • Sharing models via replication & Dropbox, as well as cooperative development via cloud-hosted SVN.

Advanced Document Generation

Some client's specification needs cannot be met by clever arrangement of several RTF Generation templates in a Master Document. The next step up is to use Business Abstraction custom document generator written in C# and installed as an add-in.

Advanced HTML generation

Business Abstraction invested significant effort into developing alternative HTML generator to enable better integration with enterprise email. issue tracking systems and other solutions, as well as to offer richer, more informative content.

Model Integration

What should you do if your enterprise has some information in Enterprise Architect models, some in ARIS, most of requirements in Excel while some data in Word documents and even PowerPoint presentations? Re-training everyone to use the same tool would be prohibitively expensive, especially if you consider the need to re-model existing artifacts. A valid alternative is to integrate all tools into a common environment, and produce common reports. Business Abstraction developed services that do just that.

Document Generation from Enterprise Architect

For many of our customers a Word document is still an expected outcome of their modelling effort. While combination of a good template and matching modelling practices can achieve desired outcome, it can be tricky. Your contractor can spend days if not weeks learning how to produce good templates. Alternatively, or you can let us produce a template for you. Or you can consider Advanced Document Generation if you believe built-in RTF generator is insufficient for your needs.

Collaboration Implementation Assessment

Our Assessment helped many customers to dramatically improve the effectiveness of their Sparx Enterprise Architect collaboration environment and Modeling practices. This is the lowest cost service that includes (if required) remote logging into your environment.

Enterprise Architect Implementation Review

Even a modest installation of Sparx Enterprise Architect affect tens of people who together are cost their employer paid 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 results of their effort are under-used. Business Abstraction uses the proven methodology that enables us to identify the needs in relation to Enterprise Architect, and the opportunities to reduce effort and to improve the benefits from the modelling effort. We also often identify mistakes and quick fixes that can deliver significant improvements instantly.

Inital Needs Review

You can hire a highly distinguished consultant for 2 hours on never to be repeated rates. That gives sufficient time to advise you on what can be done, what are the possible steps, what is easy, what is hard, what is impossible.

SOA Business Modelling

If we accept that Service Oriented Architecture is a "Business Agility Strategy" that should be justified by business outcomes, we need to understand what business should be made agile. Business Abstraction can produce a high-level Service-Oriented representation of the business that will make potential agility easy to see and evaluate.

Sparx Enterprise Architect for SOA

Sparx Enterprise Architect is a magnificently flexible tool that allows an experienced modeller to model practically anything, in a way this particular modeller finds appropriate. The same flexibility can confuse IT professionals less experienced in Visual Modelling and SOA. Business Abstraction can adapt provide very specific guidelines and additional functionality to use Enterprise Architect for defining and implementing SOA.

Hub-and-Spoke Modelling

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. The Solution is "Hub and Spoke Modelling".