If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Watch out for fraudulent consultants who spout jargon but know nothing about modeling. Make someone show you the real stuff they have done.
My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to take advantage of the good webinars that they have. Go through the example tutorials because they have a lot of them, before embarking on your own. I don't know how their courses are because I did not feel the need to use them. However, because I have used a lot of UML and modeling tools, I may not be the typical user. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
I would rate Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect an eight out of ten. It's pretty good, but it's not that intuitive for the beginner user.
My advice for somebody implementing this solution is to make sure that they utilize it to its full capacity so that they can draw the greatest value out of it. This product can provide the user with a number of solutions, so one has to make sure that they exploit all of the benefits. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Establish best practices for solutioning including standardized stereotypes. Drive adoption using a hybrid approach of modeling and ingesting external documents since not everyone will learn to model equally using UML.