Summary of Typical Tasks

Throughout a design and development project there are many different tasks to be performed, which could be carried out either by one person or - more probably - by members of a team with different responsibilities. In either case, Enterprise Architect supports most - if not all - of the responsibilities you might have on your project. The descriptions below cover a number of job roles that Enterprise Architect supports. For those that most resemble your role on a project, follow the job title hyperlink to display a description of how that role might use Enterprise Architect, then follow links within those topics to explore some of the Enterprise Architect features of importance to the role.

Summary of Typical Job Roles

Role

Responsibilities

See also

Business Analyst

For modeling:

Requirements
High-level business processes
Business activities
Work flows
System behavior
 

Business Analyst

Database Developer

Developing databases
Modeling database structures
Creating logical data models
Generating schema
Reverse engineering databases
 

Database Developer

Software Architect

Mapping functional requirements of the system
Mapping objects in real time
Mapping the deployment of objects
Defining deliverable components
 

Software Architect

Tester

Developing test cases
Importing requirements, constraints and scenarios
Creating Quality Test documentation
Tracking element defects and changes
 

Tester

Software Engineer

Mapping Use Cases into detailed Classes
Defining the interaction between Classes
Defining system deployment
Defining software packages and the software architecture
 

Software Engineer

Project Manager

Providing project estimates
Resource Management
Risk Management
Maintenance Management
 

Project Manager

Developer

Forward, reverse and round-trip engineering
Visualizing the system states
Visualizing package arrangements
Mapping the flow of code
 

Developer

Implementation Manager

Modeling the tasks in rolling-out a project, including network and hardware deployment
Assigning and tracking maintenance items on elements (issues, changes, defects and tasks)
 

Implementation Manager

Technology Developer

For creating or customizing:

UML Profiles
UML Patterns
Code Templates
Tagged Value Types
MDG Technologies
Add-Ins
 

Technology Developer

Most of these roles work with specific types of diagram, so you might want to learn more about diagram types in general and specific types of diagram in particular.

Several types of project team member might want to generate documentation on their work and reports on how the project is developing and changing. Enterprise Architect enables you to generate project documentation in either RTF or HTML format.

Notes

The Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect have a user security feature that can be applied or turned off. If security is turned on, you require the appropriate access permissions to use many of the Enterprise Architect facilities listed above

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