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Overview

How can a Business Analyst put BABOK® Guide v3 principles into practice to achieve better business outcomes?

Sparx Systems and the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) have collaborated to produce the Tools and Techniques for BABOK Guide v3.

This toolset is the first of its kind, providing business analysis practitioners with free practical examples, standards and best practice guidelines in a convenient mobile platform. Served via Sparx Systems' new Pro Cloud Server, this solution delivers requirements management and business modeling techniques that derive value from business analysis (BA) best practices.

In this Webinar, you'll learn how to:

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Session 1

Melbourne Wed 17 May 08:00 am
New York Tue 16 May 18:00 pm
Los Angeles Tue 16 May 15:00 pm
London Tue 16 May 23:00 pm
Auckland Wed 17 May 10:00 am

Session 2

Presenters

Scott HebbardSparx Systems
Michael AugelloIIBA International Board Director

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Questions & Answers

General

Enterprise Architect 13, build 1310.

Enterprise Architect version 13.

You can download the MDG Technology for BABOK from the link below:
http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/mdg/babok/index.html#mdg-technology

The access code is babok.model

Please use lower case letters when entering the access code.

Please visit the Pro Cloud Server product page here: http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/procloudserver/

Enterprise Architect provides a wide range of tools and capabilities that support capturing information and goals pertaining to the overall functioning of a large organization, including an Agile environment.

Agile development provides a shared and flexible team experience through complete transparency, iterative development and constant feedback, and it has been the essential design goal of Enterprise Architect for over a decade and it will remain just as valid today,"

Enterprise Architect supports User Stories, Kanban diagrams, collaboration tools and facilitates communication to support Agile development..

Yes.

Please download the following .eap file: ea-and-babok-for-better-business-outcomes.eap

Documentation

Yes.

Compatible with Microsoft® Word® or OpenOffice, Enterprise Architect's RTF document generator is capable of creating entire specification documents directly from the model.

To learn more about templates and report generation, please view the following webinar: http://www.sparxsystems.com/resources/demos/reporting/webinar-20121219-enhanced-reporting.html

To learn more, read the Help Topic on User Defined Templates.

Yes, it is called the Specification Manager.

Enterprise Architect provides a number of reports in different formats, including HTML, PDF and RTF reports. There are a number of other options available for distributing model information which include:

  • WebEA - provides a web based user interaction with the real time model. Sparx Systems has developed WebEA using PHP, Javascript and CSS to provide a solution that can be deployed easily, that runs on the widest variety of systems, and that doesn't require any special hardware or additional licensing.
  • Joomla! - Supports the generation of a model to HTML - user comments can be added to the Joomla environment, but not updated in the model.
  • EA Lite - A free read-only version of Enterprise Architect that allows model distribution.

Requirements

Yes.

The Enterprise Architect Example Model has a detailed requirements model available, simply click on the Requirements Model link.

Create and view requirements as elements directly within the Enterprise Architect model and record essential information including status, difficulty, priority, description, functional vs. non-functional, and more. Requirements Management is an essential part of controlling complexity, risk, project scope and in unambiguously defining the goals and criteria for a successful software or business project. With UML and Enterprise Architect, you can model complex requirements and provide full traceability from each requirement right through to the final deliverables and system behavior.

For more information, such as a webinar and white paper, please review the Requirements Management landing page.

Yes.

Refer to the Enterprise Architect Help Guide to understand how to 'Set an Element Parent'.

Yes.

You can trace any element in Enterprise Architect to any other. Enterprise Architect has a purpose built User Story element that can be used to create a story. It is possible to link the User Story element to any number of other elements including business Goals, Objectives high level stakeholder requirements and detailed requirements.

Change Management

Yes.

Enterprise Architect includes the following Change Management features:

  • Auditing
  • Time Aware Modeling
  • Baselines
  • Version Control
For more information, please refer to the Enterprise Architect Help Guide on Tracking Changes.