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Prepared by: Gerald R. Gray, Guiding Principle Consulting. Systems Integration Design with Enterprise Architect. Agenda. EA Strengths/Weaknesses Pre-requisites Gridwise Architecture Interoperability Framework Creating common systems integration diagrams. EA Uses and Benefits.

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prepared by gerald r gray guiding principle consulting
Prepared by:

Gerald R. Gray, Guiding Principle Consulting

Systems Integration Design with Enterprise Architect

agenda
Agenda
  • EA Strengths/Weaknesses
  • Pre-requisites
  • Gridwise Architecture Interoperability Framework
  • Creating common systems integration diagrams

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ea uses and benefits
EA Uses and Benefits
  • Supports IT system, software, and business processes
  • Models, designs, builds, and tests software
  • Uses standard Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • Can be used to create:
    • Business Process Models, Class diagrams, and software artifacts
  • Central repository for process and IT system information
  • Built-in support for version control e.g. Subversion
  • Fast, built-in or custom document generation & HTML

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ea weaknesses
EA Weaknesses
  • May be a poor choice for complex system diagrams
    • Visio is “prettier”
    • PowerPoint also an option
  • Complex User Interface
    • Extensive feature set may lead to confusion
    • Time saving “tricks” difficult to learn
  • Diagrams not useful if team doesn’t see value
    • UML/BPM may be used currently at their site
    • Some users intimidated by tool

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pre requisites
Pre-requisites
  • Sparx Enterprise Architect
    • http://www.sparxsystems.com.au/
    • Version 8 recently released
    • $135 - $699 depending on version

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following the gwac stack
Following the GWAC Stack
  • Use Case
  • Business Process
  • Integration Requirements
  • Message Payloads

Adapted from Gridwise Architecture Council Interoperability Framework

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common systems integration diagrams
Common Systems Integration Diagrams
  • Use Case diagrams
  • Business Activity Diagrams
    • Integration Requirements
  • Sequence Diagrams

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adding a use case
Adding a Use Case
  • Project Browser
    • New Package
    • New Diagram – Use Case
    • In the workspace add
      • Actors, cases, associations

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adding a business process
Adding a Business Process
  • Project Browser
    • Add New Package
    • New Diagram – Activity
    • Open workspace, right-click for Swimlanes and Matrix…
    • Add swimlanes
    • Add Activity and flows

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integrations requirements
Integrations Requirements
  • Addition to the Activity diagram
    • Alignment of business user and the architect/software team
    • Object flow between two activities, typically spanning actors (swimlanes)
    • Add requirement (from common tools)
      • Add Integration to Type
      • Use object node to identify service

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adding sequence diagram
Adding Sequence Diagram
  • Project Browser
    • Add New Package
    • New Diagram - Sequence diagram
  • Open workspace
    • Add Actors
    • Add flows (asynchronous)
    • Add returns (“Is Return” checkbox)
    • Service naming based on IEC 61968-1-2

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reference
Reference
  • EA Free Trial
    • http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/ea/trial.html
  • Subversion Documentation
    • http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.5/index.html
  • EA Tutorials and Online Help
    • http://www.sparxsystems.com/resources/index.html

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questions
Questions?
  • Contact:
    • gerald.gray@guiding-principle.com