Are you struggling taking control of your modeling of systems?
Look no further: Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
When trying to convey concepts, the UML is useful. But how do you get it to work right?
To put the UML to work, one need a tool. This may be just a pen and stack of paper, a whiteboard and felt pens. But this is only going to get you so far.
What about working with teams? Supporting co-sourcing? or outsourcing for that matter?
You need something solid. Something that is providing you with full and fast support when you do the thinking. Yes, do the thinking.You want a tool that can work at the speed of thought and not making you wait.
Don't want to do that in a cave as a lone analyst?
I perfectly understand that you need an answer to How to get these models shared and acted upon by the team?
That's why Sparx Enterprise Architect is based upon a true repository. A repository that is meant to be shared. Be it on a shared drive or on a full fledged RDBMS (Oracle, SQLServer, MySQL, ...), there is full support for it.
And with security capabilities at that. And integrity: no more damned! I've lost two hours of work due to the tool crashin.
Hurry, I've got to integrate the content of the model in a memo for this afternoon meeting!
Easy game. There is a range of ways to integrate the content of the models into existing documents for that meeting. Or whatever other document by that way. From simple copy/paste to full documentation generation, there is a way. Virtual documents are there to help. You can even document what comes out of a search. Been there, needed that. It's doable with no fuss.
How to structure the models so that they do have a structure that is adequate for the project?
That's indeed a challenge that a lot of people do face. Sparx Enterprise Architect is very flexible in that regard.
There are lots of structures that one can use, for example:
- organized using views like in the 4+1 views recommended by Philippe Kruchten
- organized using perspectives like TOGAF would recommend
- organized by project
- organized by assets
Basically there is not one single answer. But there is one answer for your specific purpose. First uncovering that purpose before settling on a structure.
If you have any question like the ones above, Sparx Enterprise Architect surely has support for it one way or another.
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