Technical Design Modeling
(Code: TDM)

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Technical Design Modeling (TDM)

Learning Outcomes

TDM covers the essential analytical and modelling techniques to develop UML-compliant Technical Design Model specification using Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect modeling software. Upon completion of this program, 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 technical design models or specifications
  • Develop the preliminary design models using UML Class Diagrams based on the MVC design patterns
  • Develop the class participation models using UML Class Diagram
  • Develop the object interactions using UML Sequence Diagram
  • Map Design Models to Implementation Code and Database
  • Review the models to ensure correctness and completeness
  • Manage models such as model baseline, traceability, transformations and code definition generations.


2 days


Attendees are assumed to have:

  • Attended the 1-day EA4SAM workshop;
  • Attended the 2-day RAM workshop; and
  • Some knowledge in object-oriented design and programming.

Suggested Topics

1 Introduction
Model, Modeling Process, Modeling Standards; Brief on generic Case study; and Import Requirements Analysis Models
2 Preliminary Design Modeling (PDM) with UML Class Diagram
Introduction to PDM; Model-View-Control (MVC) Design patterns; Apply techniques to identify classes based on the MVC design patterns for each use case; and Develop the preliminary design models
Workshop 1: Analyse, identify & develop PDM
3 Detail Design Modeling (DDM)
Introduction to DDM; Apply techniques to detail classes with member functions, signatures and relationships using UML Class Diagram & Sequence Diagram
Workshop 2: Analyse, identify, model, review and detail DDM
4 Round-trip Engineering
Introduction to round-trip engineering: Forward and reverse engineering; and Map design to Code; Map DRM to ERD & DDL.
Workshop 3: Round-Trip Engineering using EA
5 Design Model Management
Model Baseline; Model Traceability & Impact Analysis; and Review Technical Design Models using Matrix Specification and Traceability
Workshop 4: Design Model Management using EA

Course Requirements

Trainees are responsible to bring the following for the training:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or later notebook installed with Enterprise Architect Corporate Edition (Download 30-day evaluation license from );
  • The EA4SAM course material; and
  • The RAM course material.

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