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Uml Process / Re: Requirements model vs User Stories in scrum tool
« on: August 28, 2016, 06:24:54 am »
From my experience, not everyone understands or applies use cases, requirements or user stories the same way.  The slice of the corporation I work for is using an agile framework called SAFe.  One of  the the things I appreciate about it is a set of available resources and concepts to help facilitate these these types of conversations..

For example, a solution intent aspect is referenced and cites MBSE.  http://www.scaledagileframework.com/solution-intent/ 

But I think the essence of the question was about how do the requirements bring value to the developer.   Naturally it is about the interactions but in practice I have used requirements as acceptance criteria when asked to provide direction to an agile team.   I also think it's prudent to cite an aspect of the solution intent in the "as a user I want...." Part of the user story.  For example "as a user I want foo to comply with req2344 so it can interface with bar"

The other aspect a scaled approach helps is to have a way to balance the vision with self organized agile teams.   So having a feature as something bigger the a user story provides a place to communicate the constrains (requirements) and cite the single source of truth.   

In my role today, I want to have conversations with agile teams but avoid being in the user story space.  The solution intent needs to be defined at an appropriate level of quality and completeness.  And the testing needs to be in place to fail early and fast. 

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Uml Process / Re: [Sequence Diagram] Setting an object to another object
« on: August 28, 2016, 05:44:25 am »
I encourage you to consider updating the diagram based on Geerts blog post and generalize the trigger/calling behavior by using a gate.  I've applied this practice and find it useful.   This is one thing I encourage you to get familiar with, the earlier the better.

I also get the impression the operations for the class are not defined.    Since it appears The lower level details are valuable, you may want to consider stubbing out the class. This way the operation names will become available in a drop down menu when making call associations across lifelines.  I think this would help align the diagram with the specific behavior, automate the alignment between the class definition and diagram, and ultimately help you narrow in on a model definition that makes the most sense.

Just my thoughts.

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Any tips on measuring performance?   For example, should I script this, capture start time, open diagram, move element X from a,b to c,d, then save diagram, move element X from c,d to a,b the. Save diagram.  Capture end time. Calculate total time.

That is logically what I have been thinking.  Just wanted to run it by the forum to see if that was an appropriate approach. 


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General Board / Modeling product variants
« on: August 27, 2016, 02:47:24 pm »
Anyone have practices to share to model product variants?   

For example, say you have 2 software components that are built with different localization settings and for different Operating Systems, this can be seen as two components:

  • componentA, and
  • componentB

Variation Point 1 is localization with variations:
  • English, and
  • Japanese

Variation Point 2 is operating system with variants:
  • Windows 10, and
  • OSX 10


For each component, there are four variants.  Example:
Component A, English, Windows 10
Component A, English, OSX 10
Component A, Japanese, Windows 10
Component A, Japanese, OSX 10

I expect the modeling concerns are common:
How do I model the variation points?
How do I parameterize (not sure if this is the appropriate term) the component configurations?
How do I view the resultant variant types.



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I am looking for a way I can measure the performance of my DBMS repository accessed from different geographical locations.

In general, the performance/usability of the UI goes down the further the EA app is from the DB Server.  I am looking for a way to measure the performance so we can baseline different configurations.

Anyone have any tips or something to share to baseline performance for this context?

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Uml Process / Re: Highlighting Glossary Terms in EA document export
« on: August 27, 2016, 01:49:48 pm »
I have wanted the same capabilities.   I investigated a bit and came to the conclusion this isn't available 'out of the box' but there are third party offerings that provide something comparable.   Here is one of the offerings: http://www.umlchannel.com/en/eadocx

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Suggestions and Requests / Re: Add support for Paste as unformatted text
« on: August 27, 2016, 01:22:34 pm »
These days, most applications seem to paste whatever is on the clipboard by default, but offer a right-mouse-button context menu that offers an optional 'paste as unformatted text' option.

That is what I was going for. 

So the default behavior would go unchanged.

I'll update the initial post.

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Suggestions and Requests / Add support for Paste as unformatted text
« on: August 19, 2016, 02:18:11 pm »
i would like to optionally be able to paste unformatted text in an elements notes field.

Today only paste is supported and I typically open a text editor, copy from email/web browser/doc/IM , paste in text editor, copy, then paste in EA.  This avoids the inconsistent results in pasting any rich text you may have originally copied.

Being able to copy from anywhere then paste as unformatted text would greatly improve my workflow.

Ive been using 12.0 thus far and am not aware of any such feature existing today. 

Updated to request this as an optional feature.

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Suggestions and Requests / Re: Linked document icon in Project Browser
« on: August 19, 2016, 02:06:18 pm »
+1

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Suggestions and Requests / Re: A Value Stream diagram is needed.
« on: August 19, 2016, 02:05:00 pm »
+1

Was looking to see if EA supported this just this week.  Seems like a prudent thing to add.  Curious if there is a crowd sourced MDG out there somewhere.

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General Board / Re: Avoiding stereotype clashes of MDG technologies
« on: June 25, 2016, 07:27:01 am »
Thank you all.  The comments helped me understand common practices to minimize and workaround the scenario I am in.

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General Board / Avoiding stereotype clashes of MDG technologies
« on: June 22, 2016, 03:48:46 pm »
What are the practices to avoid stereotype clashes of MDG technologies?

I am observing a problem I haven't resolved yet which I believe is due to a stereotype clash.

Steps leading to the issue:
  • Create MDG Technology called 'My Requirements'
  • 'My Requirements' defines a 'Functional Requirement' stereotype derived from the requirement metaclass
  • Import 'My Requirements' MDG technology into model
  • Import 'SYSMOD' MDG technology into model (Reference)
  • Create a Business Requirement element called REQ1 (Note: Element could be of any type other than "My Requirements::Functional Requirement"
  • Change type & stereotype of REQ1 to "My Requirements::Functional Requirement"

This is where I run into problems.
Expected Result: I am able to change type and stereotype to "My Requirements::Functional Requirement"
Actual Result: The type and stereotype changes to "SYSMOD::Functional Requirement"

Perhaps I am doing something wrong; on either the MDG development side, or EA usage side.

Any pointers?


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General Board / Re: shared search definitions (2016)
« on: June 22, 2016, 03:24:46 pm »
Thank you both for the response. 

I'll look at the MDG based solution. 

Thank you
Steven

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General Board / shared search definitions (2016)
« on: June 22, 2016, 02:04:13 pm »
bumping a question from 2010 to see if anything has changed.

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I have made a search definition, and I want to share it amongst my collegues. What is the way to do this?
Original post

The option shared from the original post included:
  • Manually via import/export
  • Define in MDG Technology

Hoping these is a better way when using a DBMS.

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thank you qwerty.  I'll try updating versions.  I also filed a ticket with EA. 

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