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Using and Composing Patterns in Enterprise Architect

This month we have two presentations and a senior team member from Sparx Systems attending, so there are plenty of reasons to get involved with your local Enterprise Architect User Group.

Anthony Draffin, Department of Health & Ageing, is going to do a presentation on using and composing patterns in Enterprise Architect entitled  'Patterns - More Than Mere Stencils'This will be a topic that builds on core Enterprise Architect functionality - Gang of Four Patterns  - but expands it to analysis and workflow level patterns.

Will Francis, CSIRO, will be doing the second presentation on the use of Enterprise Architect on the Solid Ground software product, developed under the Sustainable Water Information Models (SWIM) project. Find out more below.

Patterns - More Than Mere Stencils

Patterns guide people, preserving the essential elements of form and structure for reuse, while allowing customisations to be made to suit the situation.  Patterns are a stark contrast to stencils, which have to be rigidly applied. This presentation will examine the origins of patterns in the commercial world and their use within the ICT Industry.  Half presentation, half tutorial, at the end of the session you will have learnt how to use patterns effectively within Enterprise Architect and create and apply your own.  We'll start by looking at the default design patterns included within Enterprise Architect and then move on to more advanced applications of patterns.

About Anthony Draffin

Anthony is currently a Business Analysts with the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. In addition to advocating business analysis that is conducted according to best practice, Anthony is passionate about the role ICT should play within the wider organisation. Anthony views IT as an enabler of business outcomes and has a strong interest in adapting commercial techniques for government use.

Find out more about our speaker, Anthony Draffin, here.


Solid Ground: Models Beyond the Single Enterprise

Solid Ground consists of two components, a model registry and an add-in to Enterprise Architect through which users can interact with the registry and perform other modelling functions. This presentation will look at the registry design principles which enable communities to develop, share, re-use and maintain modular information models across enterprise boundaries. Modular models and mapping models together with standards based governance are the key to this registry based approach. The registration processes are designed to support the ISO 19100 series standard.

About Will Francis

Will has been the Release Manager for the Solid Ground software product from December 2009 to present.The SWIM project has been developing tools and methods to enable interoperability of water information through the creation and management of modular information models for the hydrology domain. These approaches are now being adopted in other projects being implemented by CSIRO including the development of a common gazetteer framework as part of a United Nations Spatial Data Infrastructure (UNSDI) to manage models of spatial data for humanitarian purposes.


We also have Tom O'Reilly, COO of Sparx Systems, attending this month's User Group - a great opportunity to talk with a senior member of the Sparx Systems team.


Refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting.

All welcome - No charge


If you would like to give a presentation at a future UG, please contact Stacy Busek or Bryce Day. Or if you have topic ideas, feel free to post a comment below.

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  • Anthony D.

    I've just <a href="">posted the slides</a> to my blog via Slideshare. You can download them if you wish. I will be writing an article to follow this up shortly which will be posted on both my blog and the Sparx Community page.

    September 21, 2011

  • Adam S.

    THought it was good. Organised well. Nibbles and drinks were just right. Speakers did a good job.

    An evolving UG but has the potential to be a really good way to connect EA users across Canberra.

    September 19, 2011

  • Andy P.

    Good thinking material about the use of patterns. Also good to here about the repository management add-on produced by CSIRO. Both are considerations that my organisation can learn from.

    September 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All. I've managed to find my way to your fair city and am looking forward to a fantastic user group this afternoon. Looking forward to meeting you all and to hearing our two speaker presentations. Hopefully they'll spark some good discussion. Cheers Stacy

    September 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Note: Head for the Visitor Information Centre when you arrive the venue. It is prominently labelled and only a few metres from the room we will be using.

    September 2, 2011

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