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Business analysis planning and monitoring is an essential step that determines the analysis approach and activities needed to be undertaken for effective and efficient business analysis. Before starting on analysis activities, Business Analysts must plan on how information will be gathered, documented, communicated and collaborated with the stakeholders and the team. They need to plan how requirements will be defined, managed and prioritized with traceability. They need to identify the stakeholders, their roles and responsibilities, their location and the optimal ways to engage stakeholders. The input and output of every business analysis task must be identified and documented.

In this webinar, you will learn how Enterprise Architect can be used to:


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Session 1

Melbourne Tue 14 Jul 08:00 am
New York Mon 13 Jul 18:00 pm
Los Angeles Mon 13 Jul 15:00 pm

Session 2

Melbourne Tue 14 Jul 19:00 pm
Singapore Tue 14 Jul 17:00 pm
London Tue 14 Jul 10:00 am


Nithiya Krishnan, CBAP® Business Solutions Architect
Sparx Systems
Professional profile Nithiya is a Certified Business Analysis Practitioner, with specialized skills in solutions for Business Analysis, Business Data Modeling, Business Intelligence and Information Architecture. She has experience in all phases of IT projects in a variety of industries with niche skill in Sparx Enterprise Architect.

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Questions & Answers

Sparx Systems will be looking to support the Azure Icon libraries in a future build of 15.2.
Using Model Wizard will allow you to create models from the built-in model patterns. Below are video demonstrations on creating model diagrams using Model Wizard.

video Video - Creating Models, Views & Packages in Enterprise Architect
video Video - Creating a New Model in Enterprise Architect
video Video - Getting started - Create New Diagram
When you need to create large number of requirements list may be a better option. EA also allows you to add requirement elements to a diagram, when you want to add the requirement to a decision model or other model diagrams to visually represent traceability and other relationships.
You can search for diagrams from the search bar in the New Diagram Wizard when you know the diagram group.


If the diagram group is unknown then follow the instructions as in the user guide section below:
video User Guide - Locating Diagram Toolbox Pages or Icons
video Video - Getting started - Create New Diagram
Yes. Using Enterprise Architect’s built-in document generation feature, you may create a diagram report in RTF or DocX format. Alternately, You may want to save the diagram as an image file and insert it to word document manually.

link User Guide - Generate Documentation
link User Guide - Save Diagram Image to File
video Video - Publish Diagrams
video Video - Enterprise Architect Document Generation Basics
Yes you can. Creating a relationship matrix between stakeholders and components will give you the Stakeholder-component relationship view.

The below link to the user-guide shows an example component diagram with relationship to the stakeholders.
link User Guide - Stakeholder List, Map, or Personas
The Sparx Systems website has a range of resources including tutorials, free webinars, videos, tools and techniques for BABOK and many other resources that may assist BA’s wanting to learn more. Please refer to some of the resources below:

link Enterprise Architect in a typical day of a Business Analyst
link Glossary with Language Translation

UML Tutorials:
link UML and requirements management tutorials

BABOK Model:
link Tools & Techniques for BABOK® Guide v3
link Launch Tools & Techniques for BABOK Guide v3 (Access code: babok.model)
link BABOK® Guide v3 Tutorial

Traceability in Enterprise Architect:
link Tools for Traceability in Enterprise Architect

MS Office Integration:
link Integration of Microsoft Office and Enterprise Architect

Custom image in diagrams:
link Substituting Images in Diagrams

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