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19 October 2020
Advice for the new modeller #4 - Where do you start?
25 August 2020
How to use BPMN and UML to make models which last.
Models matter - nearly as much as model deliverables
Maintain quality with tools to find and fix mechanical errors in your modelling
Advice for the new modeller #3 – Fixing your meta-model
Advice for the new modeller #2 – (not) Melting the Pan
Advice for the new modeller #1 – (not) Modelling The World
Knowing when to step back makes for better Business Analysts
Diagram Graphics for Adults
Make your models more useful for future modellers
Possibly the best model abstraction in the world
A time for Packages
How many ideas are there in your diagrams?
What is it ?
"Look at me" Diagrams - and why they are usually bad
18 August 2020
Advice for the new modeller #5 - It's the outputs, stupid
Some ideas for those new to modelling with EA
14 August 2020
A short argument about 'why we model' which you might want to re-use
Cleaning your model before you let other people see it
When you look at some modelling work, knowing where it came from is vital information. This article explores some ways to capture and use this
29 July 2020
How to help your stakeholders with documents that communicate efficiently and effectively.
28 July 2020
Seven ways to organise your EA models so that other people can understand them
27 July 2020
One of my occasional pleasures in helping people to do better modelling is to tell them the things they DON’T need to do. And ...
17 July 2020
This webinar from the EA Global Summit 2020 describes how to generate interactive Word documents, and use them to automate your EA model updates.
30 June 2020
The key issues and decisions to consider when scaling up your modelling team, and how to avoid the common pitfalls.
16 April 2020
This is the second article in the series which describes simple techniques to improve the effectiveness of EA model sharing.
So now users can find their way around successfully. The question is, what will they find when they get there?
Explaining ideas using Object diagrams
16 November 2018
How to tailor information to each user - making it as easy as possible for everyone to engage with your work, project or deliverables.
21 May 2018
Use your documents as an alternative to Model Views.
25 April 2018
A while ago a client asked me to look at some process diagrams which had been created for them by a well-known consultancy.
6 March 2018
How cleaning, navigating and validating your EA model makes sharing and collaborating much more effective.
20 October 2017
I’m occasionally asked “What’s the most re-usable bit of a model – where should I start?“.
12 October 2017
In a recent talk, I asked the audience of about 100 BAs which of them maintained a glossary as part of their work.
11 October 2017
No, not about Brexit… More about styles of Business Analyst.
18 October 2016
Creating documents that start with the connections between the things in your model
11 August 2016
One of the most common requests we see from new EA users is: "Why can’t I do branch/merge with EA?
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