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The MDG Technology for SPEM 2.0 is one of the modeling tools integrated with Enterprise Architect.

"The Software and Systems Process Engineering Metamodel (SPEM) is a process engineering meta-model as well as conceptual framework, which can provide the necessary concepts for modeling, documenting, presenting, managing, interchanging, and enacting development methods and processes. An implementation of this meta-model would be targeted at process engineers, project leads, project and program managers who are responsible for maintaining and implementing processes for their development organizations or individual projects."

(Quoted from the Object Management Group (OMG) Software & Systems Process Engineering Meta-Model Specification (Version 2.0, April 01 2008))

SPEM is a Profile of UML, which uses UML as a notation and takes an object-oriented approach. To accommodate UML 2, the SPEM specification was upgraded to 2.0 in April 2008. SPEM 2.0 focuses on providing the additional information structures that you require for processes modeled with UML 2 Activities or BPMN/BPDM, to describe an actual development process.


Show the Diagram Toolbox using any of the methods outlined here.

On the Diagram Toolbox, click on Search to display the 'Find Toolbox Item' dialog and specify 'SPEM'.


Design > Diagram > Toolbox

Keyboard Shortcuts



Click the Chevron Right icon on the Diagram caption bar to display the Diagram Toolbox

SPEM Integration



See also

SPEM in Enterprise Architect

Developing SPEM diagrams is quick and simple, using the MDG Technology for SPEM 2.0. The SPEM facilities are provided in the form of:

  • A SPEM diagram type, accessed through the 'New Diagram' dialog
  • A set of SPEM pages in the Diagram Toolbox, providing SPEM elements (stereotyped UML elements)
  • SPEM element and relationship entries in the 'Toolbox Shortcut Menu' and Quick Linker
Add New Diagrams SPEM Toolbox Pages Example SPEM Diagram Toolbox Shortcut Menu The Quick Linker

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