Dunstan Thomas Consulting have been Sparx Systems Global Enterprise Architect (EA) training and solution partners for the past 15 years and over that time have been instrumental in delivering solutions to a variety of industries.
Our clients range from Waitrose and John Lewis Partnership in retail, Vodafone and EE in the Telecoms space, GE Aviation & EADS Astrium in the aviation sector, Allianz and Deutsche Bank in the financial sector and Transport for London, and London Fire Brigade in the public sector.
EA Model Insight is a service offered by Dunstan Thomas Consulting allowing you to apply our expertise to your modeling requirements, without the need for you to train your resources with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, ultimately saving you both time and money.
This service works by you engaging us to supplement your team with one of our consultants to carry out modelling on your behalf. The service is aimed primarily at organisations that may have domain knowledge but do not have modeling tools to work with and / or those that do not have the time to model effectively.
Our consultants will then engage with your teams either onsite, remotely or a combination of both to model for you using our tool of choice, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.
Using this service, there are several ways in which we can help you with modeling:
A Meta Model defines the elements that can be used to build models together with the connectors between them. Specifically, a set of rules which defines what elements can be used on which diagram and which connectors are valid between pairs of elements.
In addition a look and feel can be applied to elements and connectors in addition to data that can be captured for each element and connector.
The benefit that a custom meta model brings to an organisation is that models can be constructed that conform precisely to that organisations modeling requirements.
Enterprise Architect has a powerful technology known as MDG which allows the specification of a meta model. Our consultants will work with an organisation to define their meta model requirements, implement the meta model as an Enterprise Architect MDG and provide documentation on how that organisation can maintain the meta model.
Should remote modeling be required then you must be using a Cloud Repository with a profile for a modeling user setup prior to the commencement of modeling. An alternative to this approach is that the modeling activities can be carried out totally offline and then transferred into your repository following review.