Brussels 2017 trainings

Agenda 5th October 2017 Brussels

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EA4BI: Modelling a BI architecture in EA

The current mainstream enterprise architecture modeling languages provide little syntax to describe the primary goal of any business intelligence (BI) project, i.e. the transformation of data into information and knowledge.
As a consequence, modeling in most BI projects is done in isolation with the focus on design in stead of architecture, leading to poor alignment with enterprise architecture and the goals it seeks to realize.
EA4BI expands the discipline of enterprise architecture
modeling to BI.
As an enterprise architecture framework and toolkit focused on BI, it facilitates and empowers end-to-end BI modeling, but also provides linkage to other enterprise architecture domains and modeling languages.

Rudi Claes

Rudi is a senior solution architect and enterprise architect, associated with Since 2006, he has been implementing, teaching, coaching, and realizing projects with Sparx Enterprise Architect for various organizations in the Benelux. With a specialization and certification in the Microsoft business intelligence (BI) stack since 2008, he has also delivered various BI training courses and realized multiple BI projects. EA4BI combines all his favorite ICT topics –enterprise architecture, modeling, business intelligence and Sparx.

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Advanced Document Generation with standard RTF templates

Document generation is important in most organisations that work with Enterprise Architect. Storing information in the model is good, but most stakeholders still require documents.


Enterprise Architect comes with a sophisticated document generator that has seen great improvements in the last versions (v10, v11, v12 and v13). You also get a standard set of document templates that will quickly generate a document for a part of your model.


The problems arise however the moment you try to do something a bit more sophisticated with the document templates. Get information from different packages, use different templates for the same (set of) elements, etc… You will quickly realize that the approach of having one large template that generates the whole document is not useful for real-world document requirements.


In this training Geert will teach you how to tackle this problem using a Virtual Documents, Template Fragments and Scripting in order to create professional documents from your EA model.

You will learn about

-          Basic Templates

-          Basic Template fragments

-          Custom SQL Fragments

-          Custom Script Fragments

-          Virtual Documents

-          Automating the creation of the virtual document

At the end of the training you will have created a document template for a use case diagram containing all the details that usually are required in that type of document.

Geert Bellekens

Bellekens IT

Geert Bellekens is an acknowledged Enterprise Architect expert and has written numerous add-ins for Enterprise Architect, including the free open source EA Navigator, EA-Matic etc..

Geert has helped several of the larger Belgian organizations to define and document their modelling method, train and coach the modelers and develop supporting tools for Enterprise Architect.

He is also one of the founding members and a regular speaker on the EA User Group events

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Collaboration with EA – Cloud Server, OSLC WebEA, Version Handling – third party solutions

In this Session Peter and Daniel will demonstrate how to setup and use some of the server features of Enterprise Architect – we will have enough time to talk about scenarios and your requirements.


  • Explain Technology and Use Cases around Pro Cloud Server

  • Installing ProCloud Server

  • Configuring ProCloud Server

  • Why it helps to make your models more federated and accessible

  • Customizing WebEA

  • OSLC and ProCloud Server

  • Considerations on Team Work and Version Management

  • Thirdparty extensions

  • Shared Asset Service

  • What Database engine should I use and why

Your key takeaway will be that you will have good understanding when – which technology or offering can help you to solve your team modeling challenges.

Daniel Siegl - Lieber Lieber

Peter Lieber - Sparx System CE

Daniel has been involved with model-based engineering since 2000. He first experienced model-based

engineering with Together, and then moved on to the current focus: Enterprise Architect by Sparx Systems.

He gained deep experience handling critical software projects around the world in the IT, apparel and

footwear industries.

The next logical step was to join European-based LieberLieber, the Enterprise Architect Specialists, in

2006. In 2009 he became CEO, and in his role as developer of international business he also became CEO of LieberLieber Software Corp, based in Houston, TX, in 2014.Daniel is heavily involved with LieberLieber's Automotive and Logistics clients, helping them to build tools to develop their products in a more efficient way. He is passionate about UML/SysML, embedded systems, and industry standards like AUTOSAR.

He is an experienced speaker, a founding member of the Enterprise Architect User Group and represents LieberLieber at the Object Management Group.

Daniel lives with his family in Vienna, Austria

Peter Lieber is a Serial Entrepreneur in Software Industry and since September 2014 president of the Austrian Association of Software Industry ( He is committed to sharing knowledge with students, entrepreneurs and managers. In his most relevant businesses: SparxSystems Central Europe ( and LieberLieber Software ( he is focused on model based systems and software engineering.

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Model Curation - getting other people to understand your models

As EA users we’re great at creating ever more complex and wonderful models, using multiple modelling languages, and maybe with subtle improvements of our own. These take lots of effort and thought to create, and even more to maintain.

So it’s especially annoying when other people don’t understand or appreciate what we have created. This makes it hard to check that the content of our models is right, and makes them much less useful to the rest of the business.

So this workshop will explore some ways of making models more accessible to non-EA experts.

We’ll quickly review some the EA features which allow this, and some of the other ways we can ‘curate’ content for other people. Most of the workshop will be spent looking at particular scenarios and examples, and collecting together some “best practice”, using the knowledge and experience of all the delegates.

So come along and be prepared to learn AND contribute.

Requires laptop with EA – yes, one between each 2 delegates

EA version needed: Instructor will be using EA 13, so if you decide if you want to use a previous version be prepared to translate.

Ian Mitchell

Ability Engineering

A long-standing EA user, business analyst mentor and teacher, Ian is the author of the popular eaDocX® document generator for EA, as well as being heavily involved with the design of Prolaborate.

He also shares his observations from 30+ years in IT at

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Traceability in practice (Novice and average)

The need for traceability has always been one of the drivers in the selection of an analysis case tool. In this workshop, we will take a look at the variety of out of the box and custom possibilities EA provides in the successful implementation of traceability within EA. his 1/2-day training session is aimed at novice or average users of Enterprise Architect. The main part of this workshop will be hands-on.

A laptop with a working version of EA is required to get the best out of this workshop.  It’s also possible to work in pairs.

Dennis Geluk

Di Vetro

Dennis is a senior information analyst and partner at DiVetro in the Netherlands. He has over 15 years of experience in IT. During this period, he has fulfilled a broad spectre of roles at different customers.

Dennis helped numerous customers in the configuration and implementation of EA. (configuration management and best practices). Currently Dennis is working at KLM as a business analyst and coach in implementing a new agile way of working.

Over the years Dennis has worked with a variety of case tools. He has been using different versions of Enterprise Architect and always tries to get the best out of the use of a case tool.



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