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Capturing and communicating business needs as requirements is a critical task of a Business Analyst.

Requirements Repositories allow capturing those requirements once, then have them available to you and your team for the project's lifetime and beyond. Using Requirements Management tools like Enterprise Architect, the captured business requirements can then be transformed into a formal requirements specification according to the business information needs and views of every relevant stakeholder. Also validating these specifications by tracing from the requirement specification and solution components at every level directly back to the business requirements helps you create the most accurate solutions imaginable.

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


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Session 1

Melbourne Thu 03 Sep 08:00 am
New York Wed 02 Sep 18:00 pm
Los Angeles Wed 02 Sep 15:00 pm

Session 2

Melbourne Thu 03 Sep 19:00 pm
Singapore Thu 03 Sep 17:00 pm
London Thu 03 Sep 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

Enterprise Architect has sophisticated tools to ensure the information is protected, including full integration with all the leading Version Control systems, Baselines that are snapshots of your model that can be taken at important milestones, and Auditing that can track any changes to a model.

Read the Enterprise Architect User Guide on change management for more information:
Change Management
Baseline comparison is most useful for determining the changes made to the model during development compared to a Baseline saved at a crucial point - for example the completion of a phase or version iteration. Enterprise Architect provides a facility to 'Baseline' (snapshot) a model branch at a particular point in time for later comparison with the current Package state. For more information, please refer to the following resources on change management and baselines:
Change Management Baselines Baseline Tool
Yes. The Model Driven Generation (MDG) Link for DOORS provides a lightweight bridge for Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and IBM Rationals DOORS®. MDG Link for DOORS users can now combine requirements created in DOORS® with the power of UML. The link is available from the Doors page below: DOORS - MDG Link
Requirement Analysis diagrams allows you to visualize relationships between Requirements, business processes, Use Cases and implementation components.Tools for Traceability in Enterprise Architect Traceability in Enterprise Architect
Enterprise Architect's modeling capability may be extended for different Industrial domains and standards.

Below are the links to resources on how one of our Partner services have extended Enterprise Architect to support ASPICE and ISO 26262: LemonTree 2.5 SPICE with Enterprise Architect
Using Textual Overlays within the Relationship Matrix allows you to to represent RACI Matrix. An example is demonstrated in the links listed below:
Create a Matrix Overlay Apply an Overlay to a Cell
An example is demonstrated in the webinar – (@23:30 Mins)
Enterprise Architect for Business Analysis - Business Analysis Planning
The Relationship Matrix allows you to quickly establish relationship between multiple requirements to a higher level requirement.
The Sparx Systems tool suite supports enterprise agility through better collaboration, strategic management, capability modeling, Kanban diagrams, user stories, integrated communication tools, project management features, traceability and much more.
Delivering an Agile Enterprise
Charts in Enterprise Architect can help you manage projects, communicate strategy, identify trends, track KPI's and make informed decisions.

An example is demonstrated in the webinar link below (@49:30 mins)
Enterprise Architect in a typical day of a Business Analyst
An example is demonstrated in the webinar link below (@32:30 mins)
Enterprise Architect in a typical day of a Business Analyst
For more information on how to model Usecase in EA visit below link:
Use Case Analysis
Yes, Enterprise Architect provides Data Dictionary tool. With the MDG Addin for BABOK, a prebuilt BABOK glossary can be easily added to the model. A Glossary template is also available in the BABOK add-in and may be used to get started with creating glossary definitions.

For more information please visit the below link:
Data Dictionary
Enterprise Architect's Perspectives allow users to simplify the rich user interface by selecting the relevant interface elements that are relevant for their needs. Users may define and implement their own Perspectives that are tailored to match their exact requirements.
New Perspectives
Requirements can be grouped into hierarchies, effectively decomposing a high level requirement. The UML Aggregation relationship is typically used for this purpose.
Yes, users may easily import diagrams created in Visio into Enterprise Architect for creating comprehensive modelling using Microsoft Visio importer. Please visit the below link for more details:
Moving Visio Diagrams into Enterprise Architect
Enterprise Architect allows user defined tagged values to be created. For more information please visit below link:
Tagged Value Types
Enterprise Architect's Auditing feature tracks and record changes made to the model over time. Model administrators can use Auditing to monitor information about changes, such as who created / changed a model element.

To track requirements for approval status, Formal Review element may be used. Using this element, Enterprise Architect allows users to submit a requirement for the review process.
Formal Review Elements
The pre/pos conditions for usecases may be defined in the constraints area in the properties window of a a Usecase. Create new constraints and set type as pre-condition / post-condition. Visit the below link for more information:

Model-Driven Use Case Analysis with Structured Scenarios
Here is an image of properties window of a usecase for reference.

Yes, Enterprise Architect allows users to import elements using XMI import functionality. Using EA’s Add-in capability some of our users have created add-ins specifically designed to import elements from other Requirements Management tools.
Yes. Read the Enterprise Architect User Guide on Requirements management for more information.
Requirements Management Requirement Models
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