White Paper Repository

Sparx Systems maintains a repository of internally and externally authored white papers. We provide these white papers in the interests of enhancing your understanding of various aspects and features of modeling with Enterprise Architect.

The views and opinions expressed by independent authors in the following papers are provided for informational purposes only and do not necessarily reflect the views of Sparx Systems.

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Documenting the Component-and-Connector Views of Software Architectures Adrián Anacleto, Epidata Consulting Presents a UML profile and Patterns for documenting the component-and-connector views of software architectures. Download
An Add-In for UN/CEFACT’s Modeling Methodology 2.0 Philipp Liegl, Thomas Motal and Rainer Schuster Discusses inter-organizational business process definition using the UMM Add-in for Enterprise Architect. Download
Enterprise Architecture for Architecture Driven Planning Terry Merriman, OAD Consulting, Inc. Discusses the role of Architecture Driven Planning and UML for Enterprise Architecture Download
Reuse and Return on your Analysis Investment Doreen Evans Associates, Inc. The benefits and employment of use cases across the system development lifecycle via a multi-level approach to use case development Download
Leveraging Analysis for User Acceptance Testing Doreen Evans Associates, Inc. Leveraging use cases developed during the analysis stages for accurate and rapid user acceptance testing Download
SOA Business Analysis Alex Jouravlev Discusses the Abstraction approach to business analysis in SOA, common challenges in implementing SOA and the role of modeling tools to meet these challenges. Download
Realizing CMMI® using Enterprise Architect and UML for Process Improvement Jack Hunnicutt and Ramsay Millar Addresses the approach and resulting benefits of employing UML to integrate work products with Sparx Systems' Enterprise Architect to achieve CMMI Maturity Level 2. Download
Aligning IT with the changes using UML and BMM on a Goal-Driven Service Oriented Architecture (GD-SOA) Birol Berkem Presents the steps of the Goal-Driven Development Process on a case study using Enterprise Architect, a UML 2 compliant case tool. External

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Time Aware Modeling Sparx Systems Time Aware Modeling allows analysts to manage the migration of a model over different iterations. Download
Parametric Simulation using OpenModelica Sparx Systems Learn how to simulate and graph SysML parametric models via the OpenModelica integration. Download
The Schema Composer Sparx Systems The Schema Composer is a versatile tool for defining a variety of formal schema from a model. Download
Reusable Asset Service (RAS) Sparx Systems A simple and convenient mechanism for modelers to distribute or download reusable model structures, information, corporate directives and standards. Download
Requirements Engineering in Enterprise Architect Sparx Systems Requirements engineering is one of the most critical disciplines in the solution development lifecycle. Download
Reviewer's Guide to Enterprise Architect Sparx Systems Provides a comprehensive overview of the features and capabilities of Sparx Systems’ Enterprise Architect (EA) Download
The Business Process Model Sparx Systems An introduction to Business Process Modeling in Enterprise Architect, with BPMN and Eriksson-Penker Download
Enterprise Architecture Framework Design Sparx Systems Describes the process for implementing a custom Enterprise Architecture framework. Includes a sample framework model to download. Download
Applying 4+1 View Architecture with UML 2 Veer Muchandi This article presents the approach for 4+1 View Architecture using UML 2 diagrams. Download
UML Tutorial - Part 1 Sparx Systems This short tutorial provides a very high level introduction to UML® Download
UML Tutorial - Part 2 Sparx Systems This short tutorial provides an overview of how to use UML Download
Model Driven Architecture (MDA) Overview Sparx Systems This white paper provides an overview of MDA and MDG and how it is implemented in Enterprise Architect Download
Test Management in Enterprise Architect Sparx Systems A detailed guide to the Test Management capabilities of Enterprise Architect. Download
Requirements Management with Enterprise Architect Sparx Systems A guide to requirements modeling in Enterprise Architect, including document generation and use case integration. Download
Rich-Text Format Document Generation in EA Sparx Systems A guide to generating Rich-Text documentation from your model in Enterprise Architect Download
Pitfalls using UML in RUP - Part 1 Hans Admiraal Using Enterprise Architect, the author explains how he has successfully applied the Rational Unified Process (RUP), based on real-world projects. Download
Pitfalls using UML in RUP - Part 2 Hans Admiraal Using Enterprise Architect, the author explains how he has successfully applied the Rational Unified Process (RUP), based on real-world projects. Download
Implementing MDA using EA: Mapping MDA Concepts to EA Features Frank Truyen This document defines MDA in terms of its major concepts, goal, development and implementation. Download
Implementing MDA using EA: MDA in Practice Frank Truyen This document illustrates how Enterprise Architect can be leveraged to implement the MDA approach. Download
Deployment of Enterprise Architect Sparx Systems This white paper discusses the different deployment schemes and features for deploying Enterprise Architect Download
Version Control in Enterprise Architect Sparx Systems Provides recommendations and best practices for implementing version control in Enterprise Architect Download
The Component Model Sparx Systems An introduction to the concepts, terminology and icons used in the Component Model Download
The Dynamic Model Sparx Systems An introduction to the concepts, terminology and icons used in the Dynamic Model Download
The Logical (Class) Model Sparx Systems An introduction to the concepts, terminology and icons used in the Logical Model Download
The Physical Model Sparx Systems An introduction to the concepts, terminology and icons used in the Physical Model Download
The Use Case Model Sparx Systems An introduction to the concepts, terminology and icons used in the Use Case Model Download
Database Modelling in UML Geoffrey Sparks An overview and guide to using UML to create a database model, highlighting issues to consider when mapping from the object world to the relational. Download
A SoC design flow based on UML 2.0 and SystemC S. Bocchio, E. Riccobene, A. Rosti and P. Scandurra This paper describes a system design framework for SoC that allows to model together the functional application, the hardware architecture and the embedded software using EA and UML. Download
Executing Aspect-Oriented Component-Based Software Architectures on .NET Technology Pérez, Ali, Costa-Soria et al Presents the PRISMANET solution for Aspect-Oriented and Component-Based development with the .NET framework. Overview
caBIG™ Large Scale Model Harmonization Sandberg, Freimuth and Chute, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Discusses the large-scale harmonization process for caBIG's domain model, known as the Backbone Model Overview