Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Primary Use Case

Terry Watts
Software Developer at RowdenSoftwareSolutions Ltd.
There are several ‘primary’ use case: 1: Designing a solution 2: Reverse-engineering the solution from a poorly documented code base - all too common in my 25 years of coding. 3: Communication of concepts, rules, ideas to devs, testers, dev team management 4: Importantly keeping the evolving codebase and the design ‘close-coupled’, with EA that is easy. Code evolves and sometimes the design often changes a lot - how often do devs avoid the design because it’s just way outdated?? It should be the first port of call in a bug fix - not the last. High/Low-level Design, Test case identification. Mindmapping, functional requirements elicitation, use case elicitation, test cases, activity diagrams. I am a contract developer/designer, for me, it’s vital to get up to speed quickly with new and complex systems. I have often used my own EA license to get a handle on the real model - for me, that's been vital. View full review »
Marc Lampron
Conseiller principal en architecture d’entreprise et de solution at Cronomagic Canada
Enterprise architecture: Capabilities and business services modeling, business processes mapping and analysis, project prioritization and planning (using ArchiMate and BPMN notations); Information architecture: Business information model (Information Entities modeling and Security Classification of entities (Availability, Integrity, Confidentiality) (using UML notation and specific TAG values); Solution architecture: Conceptual components architecture (using ArchiMate or UML notation); Integration of all models in a central collaborative with multi-users, multi-domains, and a multileveled architecture repository structured and organized following the TOGAF 9.x Content model. View full review »
reviewer1355997
Business Owner at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
I use the solution primarily to get some design done and to have some guidance and documentation. View full review »
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Endre Domiczi
Owner & CEO at mentorITe
I primarily use this product for teaching at the University in Bali. I use it to teach project modeling, sometimes it is used to illustrate code, reverse engineering, code generation, and nowadays systems modeling. Some simulation, as well, but it's not really mainstream. I know that this solution is also good for business modeling. However, I do not do that as much because I am involved in embedded systems, and these days people talk a lot about IoT. View full review »
ArchiIT346
IT Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
In my company at the moment, many people have difficulty in using Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. It is not easy for someone who is not experienced with the platform. It's not the correct level for our requirements. You cannot just open and start Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. This is the entry barrier for inexperienced users. From the perspective of inexperienced users, the product needs improvement. View full review »
AllanKowalski
Enterprise Architect at a music company
Creating a repository for an entire enterprise and then creating a custom fit set of concepts, tools and process. View full review »
DBJones_Aus
Process Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I was using this solution to document a Business Architecture, and including BPMN 2.0 Process Models that were then used to create Process Design documents. We were running V13.0 in an internal network with the then third-party product, and Prolaborate. The implementation of Prolaborate was in a test environment and this became an increasingly frustrating problem. View full review »
John Lamb
Director Enterprise Architecture at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
Architecture Design (component, deployment), Reference Architecture (enterprise, technology) and Solution Management (external artifacts) accessible globally to all of IT via AWS cloud. View full review »
Mbuso Khanyile
Head of Business Analysis and Enterprise Architect at a tech services company
We used this solution to implement a turn-key, ERP project. I was the system architect for this project. View full review »
reviewer1383339
Enterprise Architect, Coach and Owner at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
We use it for modeling and for making strategy. View full review »
MichaelSukachev
Enterprise Architect at Teranet Inc.
Our primary use case is as a UML tool, a diagramming tool that also enables you to build an inventory of different objects and different entities. We are a customer of Sparx and I am an enterprise architect. View full review »
Charles England
Solutions Architect at NT Health
I've used it in six organisations over 10 years. View full review »
Ken Sayers
Senior Systems Engineer at Elbit Systems Australia
The primary use case is product architecture. View full review »
RobertSUZIC
Senior Technology Architect at BearingPoint
(Enterprise) solution architecture. View full review »
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