Dec 222016
Preview of Cameo Collaborator Integration with Teamwork Cloud

We would like to share several videos about the very first integration of Cameo Collaborator with Teamwork Cloud. •    All data is stored and retrieved from Teamwork Cloud •    The web application runs on our brand new Web App Platform •    The web application is smart phone and tablet-friendly Demo on a desktop: Demo on […]

Apr 092015
Unified Architecture Framework (UAF): A New Page of UPDM

A wind of changes blew two weeks ago in the OMG meeting in Reston deciding the future of Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM). There were a lot of talks about OMG taking over DoDAF and renaming it to UAF; however that is not exactly the truth. DoDAF is here and OMG is not […]

Apr 032015
Documentation Generation and Reviewing Models on the Web

In the traditional systems engineering, or so-called document-based systems engineering, work products are created separately and consistency between these products is maintained manually by the designer(s) of the system. One of the biggest model-based systems engineering ROI is the ability to automatically generate consistent work products out of a systems model. This session demonstrates various […]

Mar 022015

The TeleManagement Forum (TMF) has been working as part of their open digital program to define REST application programming interfaces (APIs) in support of multi-partner engagements. Specifications have been created by the members of the TMF API Program and cover the following management areas: The Billing Management API provides standardized mechanisms for billing account, bill item […]

Jan 292015
Introducing Model-Driven Design and Implementation (MDDI): a CACI and No Magic Innovation

For more than five years now, No Magic has been hosting the annual No Magic World Conference (NMWC) where UML, SysML experts, Business Analysts and Enterprise Architecture industry leaders deliver the information modeling professionals need. This time we want to share a record of David Buckler‘s (CACI) speech along with a slideshow presentation from 2014‘s […]

Dec 282014
The Belgian Energy Market Model

In May 2013, Atrias published the first part of the new Belgian Utility Market Implementation Guide (UMIG) 6. The UMIG 6 describes the new market model and market processes which are designed to handle future evolutions such as installation of smart meters, increase in decentralized production, commercial differentiation in tariffs, etc. Together with the implementation of the […]

Dec 022014
Cameo Business Modeler: A Modeling Platform for Business Architecture

We continue our series of presentations on No Magic, Inc. products and the different domains they cover. This is a one hour long overview of Cameo Business Modeler product that provides BPMN 2.0 modeling capabilities. At No Magic we believe that the Business Analysts should have products dedicated to their needs. Cameo Business Modeler product […]

Nov 182014
Data Modeling for the Business Analyst

This is a one hour long tutorial on data modeling. It is well balanced between theory and practice and gives the required information to cover this area and one step ahead. It covers the following sections: Data modeling concepts, Data modeling techniques, Detailed data modeling, Testing data models with data examples, Data model validation: correctness […]

Aug 072014
Installing and Running MagicDraw Teamwork Server on Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Platform

Cloud computing has already proven worthy of attention from established enterprises and start-ups alike. Most businesses are looking at cloud computing with more than just idle curiosity. As of this writing, IT market research suggests that most enterprise IT managers have enough resources to adopt cloud computing in combination with on-premises IT capabilities. Properly adjusted […]

Jun 232014
New Create Diagram dialog in MagicDraw 18.0

Some of our products have as many as 50 to 70 different diagrams, making it difficult to find the one diagram you want to create. The new Create Diagram dialog introduced in MagicDraw 18.0 helps you create any new diagram in 2 to 3 seconds. Here is how (UPDM is used in the example): The […]

Jun 102014
Implementing a Semantically Rich Business Vocabulary in a Modeling Tool

The demand for support of business vocabularies in model-driven development becomes more and more evident. Yet this is being left out of focus by the majority of modeling tools vendors. Today, there are very few modeling tools which offer the functionality to manage business vocabularies and use them as an integral part of the whole […]

May 282014
Business Architecture: The Foundation for Business Process Management and Business Analysis

There is a clear convergence coming among a variety of well-established business and IT disciplines. Some Enterprise Architects have realized that IT centric EA is doomed without appropriate business direction driving the vision. Business Process Management professionals have been consistently moving the BPM practice to enterprise wide business process architectures for the sustainable management and […]

May 262014
Anti-Pattern #5: Avoid Poor Diagram Layout

In this series of posts we will explore several cases presenting real-life business process examples representing common anti-patterns in business process modeling and demonstrating how to improve the examples by applying best practices. Anti-Pattern #5: Poor Diagram Layout Last, but not least, in practice there are many issues with business process diagram layout. You can […]

May 082014
5 Ways to Make BPMN Model Efficient: #4 Avoid Inconsistent Use of Events

  In this series of posts we will explore several cases presenting real-life business process examples representing common anti-patterns in business process modeling and demonstrating how to improve the examples by applying best practices. Anti-Pattern #4: Inconsistent Use of Events Events are fundamental elements in BPMN – each process begins with a start event, finishes […]