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Software Architecture Modeling Essentials
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Software Architecture Modeling Essentials (SAM-E)

Learning Outcomes

This course covers the essential analytical and modelling techniques to develop Software Architecture using the universal modelling standards such as UML and the Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect modeling software.

Upon completion of this course, trainees will have the competencies to:

  • Understand what is a model, the process and benefits of modelling, universal modelling standards such as UML, the challenges in modelling and how to incorporate modeling practices into existing software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Analyse information be it in document, diagram, models or verbal form to develop the software functional architecture, data architecture and technical design architecture
  • Develop the functional requirement models (FRM), data requirement models (DRM) and technical design models (TDM) based on UML Use Case models, Class Diagram, Sequence Diagram and Package Diagram using Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect modeling software
  • Review the models to ensure correctness and completeness
  • Manage models such as model baseline, traceability, transformations and specification document generation

Curriculum Structure

The consultative-centric training curriculum is designed in such a way to take advantage of the benefits of different learning and teaching methodologies such as:

  • Lecture by trainer on key concepts of Software Architecture modeling
  • Demo of the modeling tool by trainer on how to develop the UML and other related models
  • Hands-on Workshops for trainees to have in-depth practice to apply what they have learnt
  • Presentation of workshop solutions by trainees for feedback
  • Reflection on how to apply lessons learnt into a live project

Target Audience

This course is suitable for anyone who needs to:

  • Interact with users to identify and analyse users? needs for software or system to support their business.
  • Translates users? needs into technical functionality, data architecture and technical design


Trainees should have the knowledge and/or experience in object oriented concepts and programming.


3 days

Course Type Venue
Public Currently only available at 80Twenty Singapore Venue.
Trainees from various organizations in the same class.
Exclusive 80Twenty Singapore venue; or
Trainee-preferred Venue around the world
Class exclusive to only your own company’s trainees.

Suggested Topics

Lessons will run daily from 9am to 5pm inclusive of 1-hour lunch break and two 15-minutes breaks.

1 Introduction
General; Modelling & Software Architecture Modelling; Modeling Language: UML
Workshop 1: Getting Started with Sparx Systems EA
Install and configure EA Start a new EA project; User Interface: Menus, Windows, Drag-and-drop and many more; Modeling Basics using UML Package Diagram
2 Functional Requirement Modeling (FRM): Part 1
Introduction to FRM; Techniques to identify functional requirements such as users, external system interfaces, functions, sub-functions and other exceptions handling; Best practices in develop the use case diagram; Trace FRM to Business Requirements
Workshop 2: Analyse, identify, model, review, & baseline FRM
3 Functional Requirement Modeling (FRM): Part 2
Best practices in specifying the functional requirements using the use case model scenario specifications; Baseline FRM
Workshop 3: Specify use case scenario structured specifications
4 Data Requirement Modeling (DRM)
Introduction to DRM; Techniques to identify data requirements such entity classes, attributes and relationships; Best practices in specifying the data requirements using the Class Diagram; Transform DRM to ERD & Generate DDL; Trace DRM to FRM; Baseline DRM
Workshop 4: Analyse, identify, model, review & trace DRM and Generate DDL
5 Preliminary Design Modeling (PDM)
Introduction to PDM; Techniques to identify classes based on the MVC design patterns; Reverse engineer of existing code definitions; Trace PDMs to FRM
Workshop 5: Analyse, identify, model, review and trace PDM
6 Detail Design Modeling (DDM)
Introduction to DDM; Techniques to detail classes with member functions, signatures and relationships using UML Class Diagram & Sequence Diagram; Generate class definitions; Trace DDM to class definitions;
Workshop 6: Analyse, identify, model, review and trace DDM; Final elaboration on the PDM & DDM based on feedback during the presentation.

Systems Requirements

Trainees are responsible to bring the following hardware and software for the training:

  • Hardware
    PC/Notebook running on MS-Windows 7 Professional Edition or better 4GB RAM, with Admin access rights to install software.
  • Software
    - 30-day software evaluation license is available and can be used during the training Download Trial
    - Sparx Systems EA Corporate Standard/Floating License Edition (1 license key per trainee) Order EA .