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General Board / Re: Best way to link external files
« on: July 12, 2016, 06:55:35 am »
Rather than linking the messages inside the requirement you could create an information item with a summary and link inside that.  Then you could associate the information item with the requirement.

Hi dels. 

I think partially you're asking about package structure.  If you're wedded to using Archimate then check out the TOGAF content meta model and use it as the basis for how you structure your content.  But keep in mind you need to separate archetypes from deployed elements.

Personally I also wouldn't put everything into tagged values.  For example I'd create an archetype system software "Microsoft SQL Server" and then where you're deploying that technology into a view of a system have it realize the archetype.  You can have version and patch level as tagged values on the deployed elements.  What realizing archetypes gives you is the ability to use EA's tracability window to quickly see where the same component is deployed across  as well as being able to do the same in reports.

Other than that it's a bit hard to suggest things without seeing how you use Archimate.

Those green arrows are one of the genius inventions of the Sparxians. Why use common practice if you have your own ideas? Same goes for operations/attributes where you now even have to use the keyboard (which isn't bad, but then again; they had those arrows formerly and removed them later).

That did my head in.  I was trying to demonstrate the value of data modelling to a bunch of people that never do it and I suddenly found myself really confused on how the whole dialog box worked.

I remember some Sparxian answering that but can't remember the details (was it some reset-option somewhere?). It might help to (re-)connect a 2nd monitor.

A long time in the past I had this problem and I couldn't add a second monitor.  I'm pretty sure I found the window coordinates in the registry and zeroed them out.

Uml Process / Re: Requirements model vs User Stories in scrum tool
« on: July 04, 2016, 08:08:05 am »
So any insights, pointers, real life experience are more than welcome!

I think it is very simple.  User stories shape the design.  Requirements are for testing against.

Over the last decade technical projects have come to be almost wholly dominated by project managers, business analysts and change control specialists.  I came across a project the other day that had been started and stopped three times and had burnt a couple of years worth of funding without ever having anyone on it that could actually do the job of building the solution to the business problem.

This is the pain that is causing the desire for Agile - even if Agile isn't the solution to the problem.

In your situation I'd just turn things on their head.

So take from whatever you used to do in your Waterfall methodology for requirements (and use cases) only that which the testing team can test against.

For the rest of it, have an honest conversation with your Architects et al about what they just used to ignore.  There's probably quite a lot that wasn't a useful input for anyone.

BUT don't skimp on your information models.  Understanding your concept domains will help you avoid stupid conversations about things like "bounded context".

Bugs and Issues / Re: 1301: How to minimize ribbon
« on: July 01, 2016, 11:50:25 am »

What are you Visual Style settings?  I'll change to those and see what happens.
You show me yours (which seem to work) and I'll show you mine!  ;)


Bugs and Issues / Re: 1301: How to minimize ribbon
« on: June 30, 2016, 12:33:53 pm »

What are you Visual Style settings?  I'll change to those and see what happens.

General Board / Re: Display elements automaticaly in a grouping box
« on: June 30, 2016, 08:56:16 am »
Can I create instances from the packages to make this happen, or what is the proposed solution in this case?

If you drag a package onto a diagram one of the options you get is "package as a list" which is actually a chart with some SQly source.  I think this is what you want with some tweaked SQL stuff :-)

Bugs and Issues / Re: 1301: How to minimize ribbon
« on: June 30, 2016, 08:27:56 am »
Oh and I have no problems right clicking on the ribbon and getting the minimize option.  If it's not working try right clicking on one of the tabs not one of the buttons.

Bugs and Issues / Re: 1301: How to minimize ribbon
« on: June 30, 2016, 08:25:13 am »
You guys bring to mind Asterix in Corsica

General Board / Re: V13: Is context help box gone?
« on: June 28, 2016, 11:57:03 am »
Try looking at the visual style dialog. There is already a checkbox there that allows traditional tooltips to be displayed.

Is its icon a deformed man or the sun over a couple of mountains?

The easy way to update a technology dynamically is to deploy it to a shared path or url.

When EA starts it will ready the technology in whatever state it is in from the specified location.

It also allows you to predefine all of your models in the MTS and then drop them into the shared location as you get them finished :-)

Because the software between your ears is allowed to control your fingers to do that.

The user is allowed to make that choice, which is different from the author of an add-in making the choice.

General Board / Re: V13: Is context help box gone?
« on: June 28, 2016, 07:30:12 am »
Do you mean tool tips?

I'm not sure why you'd allow it.  It's a pretty standard practice not to allow one piece of software from interfering with another piece of software.

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