BPMN Modelling with Sparx Enterprise Architect | Real IRM

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Course Details

Course Format:

Instructor-led training

Course Duration:

3 days for face-to-face courses / 4 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 3-day course teaches delegates how to create business process models using BPMN 2.0 in the Sparx Enterprise Architect tool. During the course, foundational process modelling concepts are explained and applied in real world examples and assignments.
Upon completion of this course, delegates will be able to create BPMN process models that capture the various scenarios of business processes in a way that can be understood by the stakeholders.

Course Outline

Introduction to BPMN

  • What is BPMN?
  • Why should I care about BPMN?
Sparx Enterprise Architect
  • What is Sparx Enterprise Architect
  • BPMN in Sparx Enterprise Architect
Business Process Contents
  • Task activities
  • Sequencing tasks
  • Starting a process
  • Ending a process
Process Scenarios
  • Exclusive Gateways
  • Capturing multiple scenarios
Process Collaboration
  • Incoming and outgoing messages
  • Black box pools
Intermediate Events
  • Delaying a process
  • Task time-outs
  • Task monitoring
  • Categorizing tasks
  • Who does what?
  • Multiple activities in parallel
  • Synchronising work streams
  • Summarizing process work
  • Hiding detail
  • Parent process event handling
  • Hierarchical top-down modelling
Data, Databases and Applications
  • Data objects
  • Data stores

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 11 458 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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Course Instructors

Trainer - Bruno Vandenborre

Bruno Vandenborre

Bruno is an information and data modelling expert with over 22 years of IT experience. Born and educated in Belgium, Bruno holds a Masters in Computer Science from the KULeuven, and is TOGAF® 9 and ArchiMate 3 certified. Currently he serves as specialist trainer at Real IRM.

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