EA for the Business Analyst
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EA for the Business Analyst

Documenting heterogenous systems with Enterprise Architect

About the Book

A business analyst who has to document a system using UML often loses track when trying to document a system. Especially if it is heterogenous, which is usually the case when emploiying business analysts for such a task. Of course you are self-standing and able to find your way through the maze. However, it's more time saving to follow a path known to be good.

This book is the best path I have found in many projects. It covers almost all aspects in documenting large (and of course small) systems using UML and as the tool of choice Enterprise Architect.

The thread through the UML maze itself leads to all important locations and you will be able to adapt the methods shown for your own needs easily.

About the Author

Thomas Kilian
Thomas Kilian

Working since mid 1970's in the IT industry. Having gone through development and management in almost all industries (international but based in Germany). Currently focused on UML based projects (Embedded Systems/SysML, SOA, BPMN). Using (and dissecting) EA since 2003 (version 3.5) until today. Honestly I stopped at version 13.5 since it got only worse and washing my hands did not feel being enough. I might hop on the train again if the situation will get better.

Table of Contents

    • Preface
    • Copyright and Disclaimer
  • I Introduction
    • 1. Landmarks
      • 1.1 UML
      • 1.2 Heterogenous IT Landscapes
      • 1.3 Enterprise Architect
    • 2. A Short Introduction Into UML
      • 2.1 Class
      • 2.2 Object
      • 2.3 Interface
      • 2.4 Packages
      • 2.5 Actors and Use Cases
      • 2.6 Activities and Actions
      • 2.7 Relations
      • 2.8 Diagrams
    • 3. Efficient Use of Enterprise Architect
      • 3.1 General
      • 3.2 Basic Configuration
      • 3.3 Model Structure
      • 3.4 Properties
      • 3.5 Diagrams
      • 3.6 Elements
      • 3.7 Relations
      • 3.8 Conclusion
  • II Reverse Engineering
    • 4. Hardware
      • 4.1 Computer Resources
      • 4.2 Sites
      • 4.3 Adding Network Components
      • 4.4 Connecting Through Network
    • 5. Software
      • 5.1 Operating Systems
      • 5.2 Middleware
      • 5.3 Application Systems
      • 5.4 Conclusion
    • 6. Interfaces
      • 6.1 Conclusion
    • 7. Use Cases
      • 7.1 Actors
      • 7.2 Use Cases
      • 7.3 More Use Cases
      • 7.4 And More Activities
      • 7.5 Advanced Use Cases with BPMN
      • 7.6 Conclusion
    • 8. Behavior
      • 8.1 Collaboration
      • 8.2 Conclusion
    • 9. Requirements
      • 9.1 Requirements Structure
      • 9.2 Creating Requirements Manually
      • 9.3 Importing from External RM Tools
      • 9.4 Creating Traceability
      • 9.5 Non-Functional Requirements
      • 9.6 Conclusion
  • III The Second Project
    • 10. Working with Stakeholders
      • 10.1 Teach Stakeholders to Read
      • 10.2 Remote Stakeholders
      • 10.3 Workshops
      • 10.4 More Paper
      • 10.5 Glossary
      • 10.6 Conclusion
    • 11. Configuration Management
      • 11.1 Local Site
      • 11.2 Distributed Parts
      • 11.3 Distributed Modeling
      • 11.4 Consistency
      • 11.5 Conclusion
    • 12. The Meta Model
      • 12.1 The Abstract Package
      • 12.2 The Modeling Package
      • 12.3 The Configuration Package
    • Glossary
    • Bibliography
    • This Is Not The End
      • Feedback
      • UML
      • Enterprise Architect Forum
      • Sparx Community

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