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Team Support

Enterprise Architect has been built from the ground up as a team modeling platform, and has extensive support for groups of people working together on the same projects, sharing information, ideas and models. The team support includes features ranging from Baselines, Version Control and a Reusable Asset Service that protect the valuable modeling assets in a team environment, to collaborative tools such as a Discussion Forum, Team Library and Gantt Charts to facilitate people working together. The role-based security system has been designed to encourage collaboration, allowing team members to work together without the fear of interfering with each other’s work.

There is a wide range of deployment options that will suit any team development environment, allowing people to work centrally or remotely in highly distributed environments. Corporate policy and standards can also be built into the models with the use of Workflow Scripts. A free 'Lite' version of Enterprise Architect is available for team members who simply want to view the models, and high quality corporate documentation can be generated in a wide number of formats to communicate with people outside the modeling platform.




Team Development

Setup a collaborative modeling environment, taking advantage of security, workflow and shared reference data, as discussed in this topic.

Formal Model Reviews

A simple yet powerful mechanism for capturing, in real time, reviews of a section of the model in line with a particular event. Typically, a Project Manager or other coordinator will create a Review element specifically to discuss one or more elements for a project phase, project stage or other category of review, over a defined period.

Project Management

Explore some of the ways you can manage your project and team within Enterprise Architect.

Project Resources

Track and manage the people and resources in your project.


Define a common vocabulary between your different teams, ensuring everyone is on the same page.

Task Allocation

Assign and Track your team's tasks in a Gantt View.

Personal Tasks

Record and manage your personal work within the project.

Model Mail

Securely communicate with your team in an email style embedded within Enterprise Architect, via Model Mail.

Project Calendar

Track the deployment of resources, timeframes for tasks, and upcoming project events such as meetings and milestones, in a calendar format.

Use Case Estimation

Form an estimate of the complexity of a system and an indication of the effort required to implement the model.

Team Library

A team based library of documents to record and discuss the development and progress of the project.

Making project data available in a distributed environment

Enterprise Architect offers a diverse set of functionality designed specifically for sharing projects in team-based and distributed development environments; for example: Cloud-based solutions, network deployment of model repositories, replication and XMI Import/Export.

Applying security to the model

User Security is a means of improving collaborative design and development by preventing concurrent editing, and limiting the possibility of inadvertent model changes by users not designated as model authors.

Using an internal discussion forum

The Discussions facility provides several mechanisms to support your development team community in discussing specific elements in the model as a component of each element or, more generally, the development and progress of the model across the project.

Building company policy and project development guidelines into the project

You can create workflow scripts that provide a robust approach to applying company policy and strengthening project development guidelines, by validating against the policy and procedures within the model itself.

Standardizing and re-using project data

You can import and export Reference data (including Glossary and Issue information) from .XML files of another iteration of the same model, or of a different model.

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