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General Board / Re: Business Capability Model
« on: December 01, 2014, 03:37:50 pm »
Hi Thelonius,

Thanks for the overview in your post, very good summary.

Unfortunately, we are small organization and still developing our governance. I won't mention the capability, but yes it is a single capability of many capabilities on foot at the moment, and the intent of my model is try and communicate the size and depth and impact to the executive so the relevant strategies can be developed to ensure a successful implementation.

I am just using a custom diagram at the moment and using different elements from various toolboxs to articulate certain items. Basic description of my model so far:
Phases (BPMN Activity - Stereotype set to process)
Packages of Work (BPMN Activity)
Milestones - (BPMN Gateway)
Timeline - Not sure what to do here???
Disciplines - (BPMN Pool - Change Management, Project Management, Capability)

Regards,

Stoppy :)


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General Board / Business Capability Model
« on: December 01, 2014, 02:35:12 pm »
Hi All,

I tried searching past forums but unable to find what I am trying to do.

So I will try an explain what I am trying to do.  :o

We are about introduce a new what I would call "capability" which will transform our business and technology architectures. What I want to do is build a model which will demonstrate the following:
1. The period of the capability development
2. The stages of capability development
3. The core placeholders (Activities) for the capability development
4. Optional - Benefits realized.

My intent is to present this one page model to help facilitate conversation with various stakeholders and assist the development of the program of work for the change.

My question is, has anyone built such a model and if so what is the best diagram type in EA to assist with this activity?

Thanks in advance,

Stoppy!  ;)

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General Board / Re: Good Job Sparx!!!!
« on: November 05, 2014, 01:06:38 pm »
Ha Ha!!! Sunshine, sounds like an opportunity for a business case to state the cost benefits of changing to new solution offering.

I must admit, this product has enabled myself with two companies to move from "lets talk about EA" or "lets write a policy on EA" to actually practicing, engaging with the business and realizing the benefits of living and breathing EA.

Some times the KISS principle is good way to live instead of having all the bells and whistles........ :P

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General Board / Good Job Sparx!!!!
« on: October 30, 2014, 04:40:56 pm »
Well Done Sparx, I just updated to EA 11.1 build (1112) and created my first new BPMN model and did not have to wrestle with the nesting of lanes in pools and lanes in lanes for 15 minutes to get my model to look nice and professional.

Great improvement on the nesting!!!

Regards,

Stoppy  :D

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General Board / Re: Search Published HTML Report
« on: October 23, 2013, 12:50:13 pm »
Thanks Simon.

I will log a Feature Request though the required channel.

I think this will add extended value from the out of the box HTML report function.

How this is implemented is up to Sparx.

Regards,

Stoppy :)

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General Board / Re: Search Published HTML Report
« on: October 17, 2013, 01:59:59 pm »
While the links do still work and given the time since the original post indicates DK has gone on "Walkabout"

Can anyone from Sparx confirm was a feature request submitted and if so has it been considered for upcoming releases?

From my perspective and the perspective of my consumers of the HTML report, this would certainly add value to the EA product and it's HTML output capability.

Regards,

Stoppy  :)

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General Board / Re: BPMN Subprocess
« on: December 09, 2013, 02:52:57 pm »
Hi Michel,

If I understand you correctly you want to make use of the Composite Elements feature. Go into Help and type "Composite Element" and select Drill Down.

You should end up with a little plus symbol on your element which will drill down to the next diagram.

Regards,

Stoppy




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General Board / Re: Roadmaps, anyone successfully used EA to roadm
« on: December 09, 2013, 03:01:50 pm »
Thanks Graham and Dermot.

UPDM does have a fair example of what I am trying to achieve.

I have visio at my disposal and currently meeting my stakeholders needs, so EA will have to sit this one out.

See how I go with my Feature Request, failing that I may need to revisit this topic in the future.

Stoppy  :)

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General Board / Re: Roadmaps, anyone successfully used EA to roadm
« on: November 27, 2013, 10:47:05 am »
Hi Dermot,

Not what I am really after, plus incurrs additional cost.

I have submitted a FR with referrence examples.

Most of the OOB diagram types I am unable to represent time in a clean manner.

Regards,

Stoppy

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General Board / Re: Roadmaps, anyone successfully used EA to roadm
« on: November 22, 2013, 11:11:46 am »
Crickets, Tumbleweeds..........

Guess me should log a FR and see what happens..... :-/

Stoppy

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General Board / Re: Roadmaps, anyone successfully used EA to roadm
« on: November 15, 2013, 05:24:33 pm »
Hi There,

Just doing some searching on Roadmaps and notices this post and  thought I would give it a bump.

As part of any Enterprise Architecture journery there is a requirement to create roadmaps to help define programs and projects which eventually are handed over to project teams to deliver.

Can anyone from Sparx advise is there an intention to implement a set of roadmap diagrams specifically to demonstrate capability, time, benefits, milestones, activities, etc...

If not would such a Feature Request be accepted?

Regards,

Stoppy  :)


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General Board / Re: HTML reporting
« on: December 09, 2013, 02:57:46 pm »
Hi SMaric,

Here is a couple of code samples some us shared to get our HTML working - http://www.sparxsystems.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?num=1356562829/6#6

What you want to achieve can be done.

Once you compile your HTML export app, then you could set the server task scheduler to run at any interval you want.

Hope this helps and speeds up your solution process.

Stoppy  :)

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General Board / Re: RTF report - Business Process & subprocess
« on: November 27, 2013, 10:55:39 am »
Hi KN,

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@Stoppy - I structured the packages as you suggested. Only one thing - under the Requirements package I have couple of subpackages in which i hv list of requirements ...which are not getting displayed in the rtf...how to get them in the report????

So you are getting about 80% of the expected output?

If this is your packaging:
Package Level 1 - Business Process View
      Package Level 2 - Eligibility and Enrollment
            Package Level 3 - Employee Management (Includes High Level Model)
               Package Level 4 - Sub Processes (Detail Level Models)
               Package Level 4 - Requirements (Detail Level Models)
               Package Level 5 - Requirements (Sub packages)

maybe move the packaging around to this:

Package Level 1 - Business Process View
      Package Level 2 - Eligibility and Enrollment
            Package Level 3 - Employee Management (Includes High Level Model)
               Package Level 4 - Sub Processes (Detail Level Models)
            Package Level 3 - Requirements (Detail Level Models)
               Package Level 4 - Requirements (Sub packages)

Then generate the report from the Package Level 2.

Hope this helps.

Does anyone know if there is a package limit on RTF export?

Regards,

Stoppy?

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General Board / Re: RTF report - Business Process & subprocesses
« on: November 22, 2013, 11:10:19 am »
Hi KN,

First off I am no expert in RTF documents in EA.

But looking at your modelling structure and the RTF template, I can't see how EA will know how to include the set of elements with in your sub processes as there is so many levels.

A suggestion, try and package up your model a bit more:

Example:
Package Level 1 - Business Process View
Package Level 2 - Eligibility and Enrollment
Package Level 3 - Employee Management (Includes High Level Model)
Package Level 4 - Sub Processes (Detail Level Models)
Package Level 4 - Requirements (Detail Level Models)


This is how I model so I can control the versioning of my processes, etc... at a more granualar level.

Then generate the report from the Package Level 2.

Hope that helps.

Stoppy :D


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General Board / Re: Relationship Matrix for BPMN
« on: November 15, 2013, 01:17:44 pm »
Okay, Thanks for the repsonse KP.

EA speeds the job up to build and populate a table.

Won't take me to long to add some ticks or crosses into Excel.

Regards,

Stoppy  :)

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