... for Consultants

Consultants arriving on a new project face a number of challenges.  Critically, how to 

  • make sense of what's already happened on the project
  • start showing your client that you can make a difference, and
  • make it clear to your client that you offer a unique and valuable service to them.

It's here that EA and eaDocX can give you an edge.

In projects and companies where EA is already in place, you can use eaDocX to 'hit the ground running'.  eaDocX works by 

reading and understanding your EA model - all the elements, stereotypes, relationships and project data that exist. Use Quick Document, which applies default formatting to print everything that it finds, to see the relationships that exist, and all the element types. Or you can use the eaDocX Model Expert to view the project metamodel as a class diagram. These two ways of looking at any model give you a great shortcut into the structure of the information already captured in EA.  They can help to identify missing connections, duplicates and inconsistencies, as well as providing a way to communicate what there is and what is needed.

For organisations who haven't used EA before, the combination of EA and eaDocX can transform their understanding of what is possible. Your client has probably never seen documents of the quality that can be produced out of an EA model using eaDocX. They also probably haven't experienced the comprehensive view across all aspects of the project:

  • Requirements
  • Use Cases
  • Architecture & Design
  • Risks & Issues
  • and more

that can come from using EA. Our experience as consultants ourselves is that, armed with Enterprise Architect and eaDocX, you can be far more productive and effective than the old "Visio and Word" method.

Producing better results faster - that's what good consulting is all about. And that's what you can do with eaDocX.