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SysML with Enterprise Architect KickStart Model Development Workshop - N Days

CRaG Systems SysML with Enterprise Architect KickStart Model Development Workshops provide focused, intensive workshops that get your project moving immediately. KickStart Hands-On Model Development teaches the concepts of model-based systems engineering (MBSE) with SysML by applying the methods directly to your real project using Sparx Systems' Enterprise Architect modelling tool with valuable and practical benefits to your team. The modelling methods are learned and retained better by the students since it is relevant to the team project, directly applied to the project, and there are no long theory classes before applying the methods.

The consultant shows the team how to develop whichever of the views of system requirements, structure, functionality, architecture and design are required for the project. The model is constructed using Enterprise Architect in a way that follows model-based systems engineering (MBSE) industry best practice. The consultant teaches the necessary detail of the relevant syntax as the model is developed. Students work either in teams or separately to develop further the models started by the consultant and under his or her guidance. Enterprise Architect and the SysML 1.5 notation are used throughout. The models produced are sufficiently detailed to allow the students to complete the models unaided.

Delegates will learn some or all of the following SysML skills as required:
  • The basics and the necessary detail of the Systems Modelling Language
  • How to create an overview of the external functional requirements of a system with actors and use cases on a use case diagram
  • How to model high-level system structure and decomposition using block definition diagrams, blocks, ports, interfaces and relationships
  • How to model the detailed internal structure of blocks on internal block diagrams using parts, ports, connectors, flows and flow specifications
  • How to define structural and functional parameters and constraints using constraint blocks, parametric diagrams and constraint properties
  • How to model simple, hierarchical and concurrent behaviour using activities, actions, control and object flows on activity diagram
  • How to model timing, interaction and messaging between actors, blocks and parts using synchronous and asynchronous messages on sequence diagrams
  • How to model state dependant behaviour using states, transitions, events and actions on state machine diagrams
Delegates will learn some or all of the following Enterprise Architect skills as required:
  • The basics and the necessary detail of the use of Enterprise Architect
  • How to create and maintain a diagram of hierarchical and interdependent written requirements
  • How to create and maintain traceability between requirements and parts of the model
  • How to generate and maintain documents from the different parts of the model
  • How to link the model with externally maintained documents and data
  • How to use the tool in a multi-user environment integrated with a version control system
  • How to use the project management capabilities available within Enterprise Architect
Suitable for:
Suitable for

System Requirements Gatherers, System Architects, System Engineers, System Analysts and Developers with at least 2 years experience. This workshop is not suitable for those seeking certification as a step towards a qualification. See the Certification Policy for a detailed discussion.

Project Materials Preparation:
Project Materials Preparation

The client is advised to provide adequate documentation regarding the overall project goals and functionality of the project to be modelled, under non-disclosure if necessary, at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the training, if possible. If no project documentation is available, then a stakeholder with a suitable knowledge of the problem domain should be available to take part in the workshop sessions. Stakeholder involvement in problem domain modelling sessions is always encouraged.

On-Site Workshop Logistics:
On-Site workshop logistics

Workshops are delivered at the clients' site and attendance is normally limited to 12 students. Workshops normally start at 9.30am on the first day and 9.00am on subsequent days with an hour for lunch and a 15 minute break in the morning and again the afternoon. Workshops normally finish at 5.00pm each day. The client is expected to provide an appropriate venue, equipment and refreshments. Required equipment includes an XGA/WXGA projector and screen, whiteboard or flipchart and at least one computer per two students loaded with either the evaluation version of Enterprise Architect or a recent licenced copy. For a full discussion of on-site workshop issues please see On-Site Course and Workshop Logistics.

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Suggested Daily Workshop Outline


Review of model so far - scope modelling for today
Consultant led initial development of chosen modelling area. Assignment of modelling tasks.


Consultant supported team/individual development of assigned modelling tasks
Consolidation and review of the days modelling work

Should the content of any SysML with Enterprise Architect workshop training course not fit your exact requirements, then CRaG Systems can create a custom course for you. Please either email or call us to discuss your particular needs.

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SysML with Enterprise Architect KickStart Model Development Workshop - N Days