Sparx Enterprise Architect customization, methodology development and business process modeling trainings
Category: Information Technology
Client: Central Office for Administrative and Electronic Public Services (KEKKH)
KEKKH, the data processor and operator of official national registries, including personal data and address register, road traffic register, criminal register, passport register, as well as the issuer authority of various certificates and ID cards plays integral role in the Hungarian public administration.
In the course of a few months’ cooperation, I had been appointed quite a diverse set of tasks, including:
- Propose concepts and technical assets for modeling the organizational hierarchy and business processes of KEKKH. This required extensive customization of Sparx Enterprise Architect, including development of scripts, reports, documentation templates, queries and a complete set of modeling artifacts, called MDG technology.
- Train ca. 100 people to use Sparx Enterprise Architect for business process and organizational modeling. The one day trainings featured not only classic presentations, but annotated videos showing Enterprise Architect in work.
- Propose a business analysis and requirements analysis methodology for the IT department.
The Personal Side
Though government offices are not really my cup of tea, it was an interesting journey to take a peek behind the scenes of such an office. It was really challenging to develop training materials so that people with very different types and levels of skills and education (from lawyers through financial experts to IT guys) get some value and engage with business process modeling. But the most exciting part was the technical side, creating complete modeling frameworks in Enterprise Architect, an area largely underdocumented and sometimes requiring steady trial and error steps. To achieve the goals, I was in constant mail exchange with the most renowned Enterprise Architect experts around the world and the manufacturer, Sparx Systems, as well.