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Getting the best out of an MDG

Getting the Best out of an MDG Presented by Phil Chudley at the EA Global Summit At the start of June 2020 the first online EA Global Summit was held with fantastic free content from experts across the globe. The event had a host of attendees and presenters hailing from…

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Remote Delivery; Work Safe, Work Smart

Remote Delivery; Work Safe, Work Smart COVID-19 has thrust us into uncertain times but we are adapting to our new temporary arrangements. Dunstan Thomas, as of last week, have suspended all face to face training and consulting engagements and moved to remote delivery of these services. Our Consultants and staff…

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Creating Navigable Models for HTML Publication

Creating Navigable Models for HTML Publication by Phil Chudley, Principal Consultant at Dunstan Thomas Consulting Background Once a model has been developed in Enterprise Architect, it can be shared to users who do not have Enterprise Architect by publishing the model to HTML where the model can be viewed in…

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A Cure to the Pain of Sparx EA Quicklink Definitions

A Cure to the Pain of Sparx EA Quicklink Defintions by Phil Chudley, Principal Consultant at Dunstan Thomas Consulting Background One of my favourite features of Enterprise Architect (EA) is the ability to define your own meta-models using MDG technology, and over the many years I have used EA, I…

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Using Keyboard Shortcuts with Enterprise Architect Extension Menus

Using Keyboard Shortcuts with Enterprise Architect Extension Menus by Phil Chudley, Principal Consultant at Dunstan Thomas Consulting Background Extensions written for Enterprise Architect often define menus to invoke functionality, and although a short cut of the form Alt+character can be defined by prefixing the character in the menu option with…

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Lets talk about the Enterprise Architect HTML Reports

Lets talk about the Enterprise Architect HTML Reports Enterprise Architect & the HTML Report In recent months we put together a couple of guides on editing & pre-editing the HTML report output from Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect: Editing an HTML report generated from Enterprise Architect using CSS HTML Report 2,…

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Use Cases

Why Implement Use Cases in Software Design & Development?

Why Implement Use Cases? There are several ways to answer this question, but there are 4 main considerations: Use Cases as a better form of documentation: Instead of one monolithic Software Requirement Specification (SRS) in a single document, using Use Cases encourages us to split up our SRS into more…

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What is SysML? The Systems Modelling Language Explained

What is SysML? The Systems Modelling Language Explained The Systems Modelling Language (SysML) is a general purpose modelling language for engineering systems. SysML supports the analysis, design and verification of complex systems including hardware, software, information, personnel, procedures, and facilities in a graphical notation. SysML provides graphical representations based on…

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ArchiMate: Architecture Environment

What is ArchiMate?

What is ArchiMate? Enterprise Architecture Modelling is becoming more and more important as organisations struggle to understand their capabilities, organizational structure, business processes, information systems, and IT infrastructure. A good architecture practice enables an organization to align business and IT operations with its strategy, quickly respond to changes in the…

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Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN)

What is BPMN? A guide to the Business Process Modelling Notation

What is BPMN? - A guide to the Business Process Modelling Notation Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN) is a methodology for business process modelling. It supports the specification of business processes in a graphical notation (Business Process Diagram) based on the concept of activity diagrams from the Unified Modelling Language (UML).…

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