BPMN Modelling with Sparx Enterprise Architect | Real IRM

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Course Details

Course Format:

Instructor-led training

Course Duration:

4 days for face-to-face courses / 5 days for live, virtual courses


Competence in Sparx Enterprise Architect use (as provided in the Sparx Enterprise Architect Tool Training)


Each delegate must bring a laptop on which Sparx Enterprise Architect is installed. Licenses must be provided, alternatively the free 30-day trial may be used.

BPMN Modelling with Sparx Enterprise Architect


Sparx Enterprise Architect is a multi-user, graphical tool that can be used for full life cycle modelling from high-level specifications to analysis, design, implementation, test and maintenance models. It complements UML 2.5 with BPMN support and extension elements for analysis, requirements management and process management.

Process modelling is a foundational skill required for the implementation of a complete Business Process Management capability. The methodology and notation used when documenting business processes are extremely important for standardisation. With a standard process modelling methodology and notation, such as BLMN, process objects can be reused, models can be read and understood across business units and process modellers can work across modelling projects without restraint.

Course Description

This four-day course teaches delegates how to use the Sparx Enterprise Architect tool to create business process models using BPMN. During  the course, foundational process modelling concepts are explained as well as the importance and benefits of a carefully thought-out approach.

The course covers the well-known process modelling standards and includes a look at the considerations faced when embarking on a process modelling initiative. Delegates completing the course will gain a good understanding of process modelling as well as the ability to apply it at various levels of abstraction on the Sparx Enterprise Architect tool.

Course Outline

Introduction to Modelling

  • Modelling Benefits
  • Planning your modelling approach
  • Meta-model concepts

Introduction to Process Management

  • Business Process Models
  • Process Management Lifecycle
  • Process Management Benefits

Using Sparx System's Enterprise Architect

  • Basic Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect concepts
  • Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Functionality for Business Process Modelling

Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN)

  • BPMN 2.0 Elements and Attributes
  • Modelling Standards and Guidelines
  • BPMN diagram types: process, collaboration, choreography, conversation
  • Process Modelling Best Practice: creating models using Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect wizard


  • Assessment competency in Process Modelling
  • Assess competency using BPMN 2.0

Course Instructors

The course instructors have architecture and modelling experience both from consulting and corporate viewpoints and thus are familiar with many real-world challenges.


  • Business Analysts
  • Process Modellers
  • Process Engineers
  • System Analysts
  • Business Architects
  • Solution Architects
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Information Architects
“Excellent, knowledgeable facilitator who challenged us and made the course interesting and informative overall.”
Alexander Forbes
“Excellent course and presentation”
Alexander Forbes
“Great training with well-compiled course manual”
“Excellent course overall”
“Very practical”

Course Logistics

Courses are available to the public on scheduled dates and on request for private groups of five or more delegates.

Course Fees

R 10 416 excl VAT per delegate

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  • A printed course manual


This pack includes:
  • Course Manual
  • Instructions/tips on using Google Hangouts
  • Headphones
  • Note pad
  • Pen

Cancellation Policy

There is a 100% cancellation fee for cancellations made within ten working days of the start of the training event.

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Trainer - Bruno Vandenborre

Bruno Vandenborre

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