Hitting the nail on the head

Enterprise Architect Trivia

August 31, 2013 By: AOM Category: Software

Can you select an element and a connector at the same time of the same diagram?

Most EA users will tell you that this is impossible. You either have one or more elements selected, either a connector. Or nothing.



Enterprise Architect User Group 2013 (London)

May 17, 2013 By: AOM Category: Software

Some pictures and my presentation on the first European Enterprise Architect in London. 2013 May 15th. What a birthday party!


Teach yourself Enterprise Architect in Ten Days

November 09, 2012 By: AOM Category: Agile, Software

By the end of next week…” the words of our sales representative Alyssa ran through my head.

This customer was clearly out of his mind. How could anyone, even an experienced consultant like myself, be able to build a full city map in ten days, documenting the business strategy and processes all the way down to the infrastructure architecture?


What do people pay if you leave the price to be chosen?

February 13, 2012 By: AOM Category: Agile, Software

I really appreciate Leanpub as a smart way to write and sell books.


Now available: Fifty Enterprise Architect Tricks – e-Version

January 23, 2012 By: AOM Category: Software, Te Koop, Tips

After the full-color version and the black&white version, both in print, the electronic version is available. The e-version is actually three different versions: PDF, ePub (for iPad, Sony, Nook, etc.) and MOBI (for Kindle).

Enterprise Architect Tip: hiding connector stereotypes for stereotyped information items conveyed

September 26, 2011 By: AOM Category: Software, Tips

Some connectors, like dataflows, allow to indicate “information items conveyed” to them as a label. This can be used to tie information from the information model to process models.


EA Tricks: Show Namespaces

May 02, 2011 By: AOM Category: Software


By default, Enterprise Architect diagrams show for every element outside the diagram package the name of the package it belongs to. Especially for diagrams with lots of foreign elements, this adds to the clutter and readability suffers.


EA Tricks: A bunch of relations

April 29, 2011 By: AOM Category: Software

In my work as a business analist for Vinimble, I discovered that there are three main groups of stakeholders, each with their own specific requirements. On the other hand, I also discovered that there are some requirements that are shared by all stakeholders. Let’s model that with Enterprise Architect.


Now available: Fifty Enterprise Architect Tricks – Black and White version

April 28, 2011 By: AOM Category: Software, Te Koop

The book “Fifty Enterprise Architect Tricks” is available in black and white now.


Genealogy with Enterprise Architect

December 18, 2010 By: Peter Category: Creativity, Funstuff, Software

As a modeling tool, Enterprise Architect is feature-rich, versatile and extensible. This page shows you how to build your family tree with Enterprise Architect, using a toolbox you can download for free below. Use it for fun, or to teach others how to work with the UML modeling tool.