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jfzouain

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UML-ERP Workshop with EA - 100% Completed
« on: June 03, 2017, 10:32:04 pm »
Hi Guys

Last month after many long nights have finally completed my eBook "UML-ERP Workshop with EA" at Leanpub:
https://leanpub.com/uml-erpworkshop

This book helps you design an application with the UML modeling tool, Enterprise Architect.
It shows you how to write a Business Requirement Document (BRD) using a real-life Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system,
an application with 15 years in the market.
Also you can contact me directly via email with any question.

Happy reading
Best regards

Jose Zouain

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Re: UML-ERP Workshop with EA - 100% Completed
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 12:34:02 am »
This looks great!! When is the TDD going to be completed. Also interested in the Inventory Control BRD and TDD.

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Re: UML-ERP Workshop with EA - 100% Completed
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2017, 10:44:21 pm »
Hi

Thanks for your kind words.
Inventory Control TDD is a work in Progress, soon the first release will be published.
This TDD will be a short version, not as big as the BRD.
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Jose Zouain

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Re: UML-ERP Workshop with EA - 100% Completed
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 02:50:00 pm »
Hi,

I have only just purchased EA and also purchased your book hoping to get a quick start to using the application.

Unfortunately, I found your document hard to understand. It feels like I purchased your generated documentation rather than information on how to setup and create a project in EA in relation to building up the requirements, use cases and other diagrams and how to link them together. As well as how to create your own document templates so that the published document is just to your needs.

So what I found is that it's 39 pages of high-level things like naming standards and 505 pages of your generated output.

Your information: "This book helps you design an application with the UML modeling tool, Enterprise Architect." is actually not 100% true in the way that I saw it.

Sorry for what seems like a negative post, but as a complete newcomer to EA this book does not offer the "step-by-step & best practices" help in designing an application in EA.

I still thank you for supplying this information and I know there is possibly some hidden gems in this document - plus I do work with Dynamics AX development so understand ERP's.



« Last Edit: July 24, 2017, 03:02:39 pm by wmather »

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Re: UML-ERP Workshop with EA - 100% Completed
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 04:43:51 pm »
I might be wrong, but I don't think Jose's workshop was written to serve the purpose you bought it for. If you want to find out how to use EA, there is a comprehensive Help system, plus the Example model and several online webinars and white papers that direct you in using EA for specific purposes.

You might find the Tutorial too simple, but try opening the Help system (in the ribbon, click on Start, then go to the right-hand end of the ribbon and in the Help panel click on Help > Open Help System) and working through Index > Topics > Introduction > Tutorial.

For information on Requirements in the Help, see the more abstract discussions in Model Domains > Requirement Models, and the more practical details in Model Domains > Business Models > Requirements.

For help on documentation templates, start with Model Publishing > Document Reports, then look at Model Publishing > Document Reports > Document Templates

Ask questions on this forum, or contact Sparx Support at support@sparxsystems.com.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2017, 04:48:41 pm by RoyC »
Best Regards, Roy

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Re: UML-ERP Workshop with EA - 100% Completed
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2017, 12:34:48 am »
Hi wmather

Sorry to hear about your negative posts and thanks for letting me know.
Now that I know that you understand ERP it should be very easy for you to follow the eBook.
ERP system are complex systems and tried my best for the reader to follow it.

The eBook explains how to set up EA repository for one functional module or more of an ERP system.
It also explains step by step how to create a requirement diagram, a use case with all it's path, linking
requirement to use cases and more. Followed the SOP writing process.
All these steps above make reference to specific placeholder of the generated output.

All the naming convention, use case hints, activity diagram hints, color scheme hints and all other hints
are my personal preferences that I have gathered in my 25 years of experience in the IT industry
and 15 years using EA, hopping they will be very helpful.

As you said there are not "some hidden gems", but a lot of hidden gems in the document and I tried to show them the best I can.
If you need any help do not hesitate to contact me, and I will be very happy to point them out.
Any feedback to make the eBook better are always welcome, you can contact me directly to support@zetaconcepts.com.

Thanks Roy for your kind words, but I tried to give the reader a simple way to follow EA after they have had
some practice or used EA and looked at the Help files.
Best regards

Jose Zouain