Sparx Enterprise Architect for Business Analysts | Real IRM

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Course Details

Course Format:

Instructor-led training

Course Duration:

3 days


A good working knowledge of the latest Sparx Enterprise Architect version (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.

Sparx Enterprise Architect for Business Analysts


Enterprise Architect is a multi-user, graphical tool designed to help teams build robust and maintainable systems. With built-in requirements management capabilities, Enterprise Architect helps the user to trace high-level specifications to analyse, design, implement, test and maintain models using UML, SysML, BPMN and other open standards.

Course Description

This three-day course will provide the tools and techniques which are vital for effective business analysis using Sparx Enterprise Architect. The course will cover some of the basic modelling conventions used in Sparx Enterprise Architect, and will delve into the specific techniques used to execute a comprehensive analysis of a business problem. A real life case study will be analysed and through practical exercises the participants will model the behavioral requirement of the system in the form of business use cases, activity diagrams, role maps, entity states and more. Structural requirement analysis will also be addressed through practical exercises using entity classes, generalizations, whole/part relationships, transient roles and more.

The techniques that are demonstrated in the practicals are relevant in both agile and waterfall approaches type projects.

Course Outline

  • Repositories and Models
    • Packages and Diagrams
    • Elements, Composite Elements and Cells
    • Relationships
  • Requirements Modelling
  • Object Oriented Analysis
  • Business Use Cases
    • Activity Diagrams
    • Role Map
    • System Use Cases
    • Scenario Modelling
  • Entity States
    • State Transitions
    • State Activities
  • Entity Classes
    • Generalizations, Associations, Multiplicity
    • Transient Roles, Whole/Part Relationships
    • Attributes, Operations
    • Lookup Tables

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/Engineers
  • Business Architects
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Information Architects
"The sessions were good and informative. The instructor took his time to explained and ensured that everyone was following"
"Fantastic course! Definitely taking more courses"
Standard Bank
“Course was good”
“Excellent presentation, structure and articulation of course material. Excellent knowledge base of product. Thank you.”


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 10 577 excl VAT per delegate

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We accept EFT and credit card payments.


  • 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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Sparx Enterprise Architect for Business Analysts Johannesburg 31 Jul 2023 Register

Training News

November 2019 saw The Open Group release its latest version of the ArchiMate ® modeling language for Enterprise Architecture.

Version 3.1 is an update from Version 3.0 which was released in 2016. The update may be minor, but the new version holds a number of useful additions and improvements for Enterprise Architecture practitioners.

The three most notable improvements are:
- The addition of a value stream element
- The introduction of a directed notation for association
- Further formalization and refinement of the rules for deriving relationships

2019 has seen the launch of The Open Group’s TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1 qualification. Real IRM prides itself as being the only service provider to offer this accredited course and credential in South Africa.

The credential is aimed at individuals who want to validate their knowledge and understanding of Business Modelling, Business Capabilities, TOGAF Business Scenarios, Information Mapping, and Value Streams by applying them in the development of a Business Architecture based on the TOGAF ® Standard Version, 9.2.

The Open Group ArchiMate® Forum will make available the latest version of the ArchiMate Specification®, version 3.0, with a series of announcements and events to take place throughout the months of June and July.

The latest evolution has the following new features:

The ArchiMate 2.1 Specification and supporting materials were released today. ArchiMate 2.1 is a maintenance update to ArchiMate 2.0, addressing comments raised since the introduction of ArchiMate 2.0 in 2012.

The Open Group has announced their new Open FAIR Certification Program aimed at Risk Analysts. The certification program focuses on The Open Group Risk Taxonomy and Risk Analysis standards which have advanced the risk analysis profession by defining a standard taxonomy for risk, and by describing the process aspects of a rigorous risk analysis. 

In order to become certified, Risk Analysts must pass an Open FAIR certification exam which is currently available at Prometric Centres. Training courses will be delivered through an Open Group accredited channel. 

The Open Group announced that a new ArchiMate 2.0 Foundation certification exam is available through accredited training organizations and also at Prometric test centres around the world.

ArchiMate® certification is for architects who want an internationally recognised qualification to demonstrate their detailed knowledge and ability to apply ArchiMate 2.0. It is targeted at those individuals who require a deep understanding of ArchiMate® and/or are responsible for developing architecture artifacts using the language. The certification is also intended for architects wanting to introduce ArchiMate® into their architecture practices.

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.

Training Articles

In addition to its capabilities for modeling and designing software systems, Sparx Enterprise Architect is also a powerful tool for enterprise architecture. Enterprise architecture is the practice of designing and organizing a company's IT systems, processes, and data in a way that aligns with the overall goals and strategies of the organization.

We are pleased to announce that we now offer live, virtual training which delegates can attend from the comfort of their own homes or offices.

This is another way to ensure that all our delegates can access our training throughout South Africa and the world, whilst not having to worry about traveling. Delegates will have the same high quality content presented as if they were in a face-to-face class, and will still have the opportunity to interact with the trainer and fellow delegates during the course.

The Open Group has launched a Risk and Security standard and Credential for Security Architects, and Real IRM is offering this accredited course as part of its course portfolio.

The credential is aimed at individuals who work in roles related to Enterprise Security Architecture, Enterprise Risk Management, or Information Security Management and require an understanding of security and risk concepts in relation to the TOGAF Architecture Development Method (ADM).

The course, which focuses on knowledge and comprehension, helps individuals better understand:

As organisations embrace rapid and radical digitisation, new demands are placed on individuals, and new skill-sets rise into popularity.

For those in traditional Business Analyst and Project Management roles, one of the most opportunity-laden directions to evolve into is Business Architecture.

Business Architecture, as one of the Enterprise Architecture domains, regularly features on lists of hottest, most in-demand IT skills. It’s a natural extension of Business Analysis, for those looking to elevate their career to a more strategic level.

Enterprise Architecture specialist Real IRM has launched a two-day training programme – aimed at certifying individuals in The Open Group IT4IT™ Reference Architecture standard.
This coincides with The Open Group conference in London this week which saw the official launch of the IT4IT™ certification. Real IRM is immediately bringing the certification to South African shores to add to their existing portfolio of international certification programmes from The Open Group – which includes TOGAF® and ArchiMate®.

IT specialists interested in developing their expertise in the rapidly-growing field of Enterprise Architecture (EA) can now benefit from the Zachman Framework course, from leading EA training provider Real IRM.
This newly-designed course is ideal for those looking to get to grips with one of the most fundamental frameworks in the field. It is perfect for individuals who aspire to become architects, since it deals with some of the fundamental building blocks of EA.

Enterprise Architecture specialists Real IRM has launched a new training course designed for business analysts who are required to use Unified Modelling Language (UML).

The course helps to more closely link the disciplines of business analysis and technical implementation. It empowers analysts with a solid foundation in UML, and allows them to write UML specifications, without being drowned in technical detail.