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Summary of Typical Tasks

Throughout a design and development project there are many different tasks to be performed, which could be carried out either by one person or - more probably - by members of a team with different responsibilities. In either case, Enterprise Architect supports most - if not all - of the responsibilities you might have on your project. The descriptions in this topic cover a number of job roles that the system supports. For those that most resemble your role on a project, follow the job title hyperlink to display a description of how that role might make use of Enterprise Architect, then follow links within those topics to explore some of the features of importance to the role.

Summary of Typical Job Roles

Most of these roles work with specific types of diagram, so you might want to learn more about diagram types in general and specific types of diagram in particular.

Several types of project team member might want to generate documentation on their work and report on how the project is developing and changing. Using Enterprise Architect you can generate project reports in either document or web format.

Role

Responsibilities

See also

Business Analyst

For modeling:

  • Requirements
  • High-level business processes
  • Business activities
  • Work flows
  • System behavior

Business Analyst

Database Developer

  • Developing databases
  • Modeling database structures
  • Creating logical data models
  • Generating schema
  • Reverse engineering databases

Database Developer

Software Architect

  • Mapping functional requirements of the system
  • Mapping objects in real time
  • Mapping the deployment of objects
  • Defining deliverable components

Software Architect

Tester

  • Developing test cases
  • Importing requirements, constraints and scenarios
  • Creating Quality Test documentation
  • Tracking element defects and changes

Tester

Software Engineer

  • Mapping Use Cases into detailed Classes
  • Defining the interaction between Classes
  • Defining system deployment
  • Defining software Packages and the software architecture

Software Engineer

Project Manager

  • Providing project estimates
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Maintenance Management

Project Manager

Developer

  • Forward, reverse and round-trip engineering
  • Visualizing the system states
  • Visualizing Package arrangements
  • Mapping the flow of code

Developer

Implementation Manager

  • Modeling the tasks in rolling-out a project, including network and hardware deployment
  • Assigning and tracking maintenance items on elements (issues, changes, defects and tasks)

Implementation Manager

Technology Developer

For creating or customizing:

  • UML Profiles
  • UML Patterns
  • Code Templates
  • Tagged Value Types
  • MDG Technologies
  • Add-Ins

Technology Developer

Notes

  • The Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect have a user security feature that can be applied or turned off; if security is turned on, you need to have the appropriate access permissions to use many of the facilities listed above

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