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Paolo F Cantoni

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Re: Importing Visio via MDG Add-in - how to improve import quality?
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2018, 02:27:25 pm »
I usually take the approach teach them the modelling notation as I teach how to do various diagrams with various notations. Examples seem to be the best way to get them up the learning curve quickly. For enterprise architecture using archimate I start off with motivations then move through the various domains such as business, application, infrastructure etc. Each time introducing something new that Sparx EA can do.

I get people to start modelling and tell them not to worry about being correct.  Then I read their model back to them and get them to confirm whether what I read is what they intended to convey.  ArchiMate especially should break down into a series of statements, and be able to be read like a story.  Story telling is a fundamentally human activity and we train children to do it in schools so I find that people pick up how to improve their modelling this way.
A couple of times, in the past, I have automated the process of replaying (some parts of) the model back to the user.  But not since I started using Sparx EA.  It would be interesting to see what could be done.  As you say GB, it sure sorts out if your modelling is correct.

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