Training Enterprise Architect for Business Analysts

Enterprise Architect for Business Analysts

Duration: 3 days – Expert led Enterprise Architect hands-on training

Innovative Business Analysts need to find better ways to improve project productivity, reduce risk, and to deliver business value.  Learn why the IIBA© selected Enterprise Architect as their BA tool of choice and why they said Enterprise Architect is a “leader [in its field] … offering the BA community increased value and support, and helping achieve greater business outcomes.” Business leaders need highly effective BA’s, EA’s, and PM’s working as a team to ensure business outcomes are realized. Learn how Sparx Enterprise Architect harmonizes critical roles using a shared reuse repository.

This interactive hands-on workshop is focused on revealing best practices techniques when using Enterprise Architect as a comprehensive Business Modeling, Business Process modeling, and Requirements Management productivity tool. This workshop incorporates effective techniques based upon the Business Architecture Guild (BIZBOK©) and the International Institute of Business Analysts (BABOK©).

The numerous productivity techniques shared by our experts are documented to accelerate project deliverables by 40%. We invite you to join our Master BA, and Enterprise Architect SME, who will lead your workshop experience  along with supplied course materials.

Enterprise Architect for Business Analysts


What You'll Learn

Delivering a Business Requirements Definition and Software Requirements Specification Project using Enterprise Architect Hands-on.

Practice developing an agile Business Requirements Definition (BRD

  • Business Analysis best practice techniques using the complimentary BIZBOK 4 EA Stencils
  • Model and document an agile Business Requirements Definition (BRD)
  • Trace Stakeholders to needs
  • Determine instantly the impact of any change
  • Model Business Strategy
  • Model Capabilities
  • Model Value Stream
  • Model Process structure
  • Model Information Architecture
  • Generate the BRD Website

Practice developing an agile Software Requirements Specification (SRS)

  • Business Analysis best practice techniques using the complimentary BABOK 3 EA Stencils
  • Practice modeling Business Processes using BPMN 2.0
  • Model and document Use Case stories
  • Practice Requirements Management and re-use requirements
  • Model, analyze, document and instantly trace requirements across the landscape
  • Generate web, spreadsheets, and word documents using reuse standard templates


  • Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect – Certificate of Education Credits
  • LinkedIn Endorsement by our Industry Expert Workshop Leader

Who Needs to Attend

  • All students of Business Analysis
  • Business Analysts
  • Business Architects
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Software Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • QA Testing Analysts

Course Outline

Getting Started

Quick Start using Enterprise Architect

  1. Loading your Course Case Study and EA software
  2. Getting Started using a full life-cycle tool
  3. Introductions
  4. Understanding OMG UML modeling
  5. Hands-on Workshop – What you will model, analyze, and generate
  6. EDIT – Search in Model
  7. VIEW – Project Browser, Traceability
  8. PROJECT – Auditing, Resources, Security, Settings
  9. PACKAGE – Documentation, Baselines, Code Generation
  10. DIAGRAM – Creating diagrams, Toolbox
  11. ELEMENT – Project Management, Testing, Maintenance
  12. TOOLS – Gap Analysis, Relationship Matrix, Options
  13. ANALYZER – Debug, Record
  14. EXTENSIONS – MDG Technologies
  15. HELP – Additional Resources

Business Architect

  1. Business Architecture best practices
  2. Select reference models, catalogs, matrices, and diagrams
  3. Business Transformation lessons learned
  4. BRD – Business Requirements Definition
  5. Problem Definition
  6. Business Vision Statement
  7. Stakeholder Concerns Analysis
  8. Business Context
  9. Capability model
  10. Process Value Stream
  11. Process Scope
  12. Business Collaboration
  13. Service model
  14. Conceptual Information model
  15. Capability to Conceptual Information matrix
  16. Stakeholders Needs Analysis
  17. Road Mapping
  18. Generate BRD website for Stakeholder review

Business Analyst

  1. SRS – Software Requirements Specification
  2. Roles catalog
  3. System Context
  4. Process modeling using BPMN 2
  5. Scope of Work
  6. Use Case to Roles Matrix
  7. Modeling Use Case stories
  8. Writing a Use Case story
  9. Screen Prototyping
  10. Data Requirements
  11. Functional Requirements
  12. Business Rules
  13. Logical Data model
  14. Traceability and impact of change
  15. Baseline Version Control
  16. Generating Documentation
  17. Peer Review

Advanced Features

  1. Tagged Values
  2. Document Tips
  3. Import CSV documents
  4. Traceability
  5. Model Document Packages
  6. Virtual Documents
  7. Linked Documents
  8. Document Generation

Course Take Aways

Save time and immediately power up your practice during the course and your next project. Every participant receives the following course handouts:

  • Course Guidebook and practice Case study
  • Full Traceability from Strategy to Deployment using an INTEGRATED Repository model
  • INTEGRATED Toolbox Stencils for BABOK©, BIZBOK©, ITSM©, PMBOK©, and TOGAF©
  • Repository Help Screens make Sparx easy to learn and rapid to deploy
  • Work Packages Standard Templates to generate documentation
  • Pre-built reuse Catalogs, Matrices, Diagram Patterns
  • MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint integration and reuse Templates

"The INTEGRATED Repository provided during the course saved twenty business analysts at our Fortune 10 Healthcare company many months of standards work and setup time, we began our critical project immediately after training. There isn’t a week that goes by when I’m not using one of the productivity tools to help solve problems, speed things or make my team more productive." Fiona Lindberg, CBAP – McKesson Health Systems, Atlanta, GA


INFO – Sparx Systems CIO Magazine

Acceleration without sacrificing quality – Health Care Reform using Sparx Enterprise Architect

Closing the Gap – Dr Dobbs Interview featuring Ramsay Millar

"Sparx EA is, without a doubt, the business and software modeling tool bargain of the century." – Fiona Lindberg, CBAP, McKesson Health Systems, Atlanta, GA

"It has been nearly impossible to figure out how to use Enterprise Architect to manage a real project. INTEGRATE iT involved the entire project team and we are saving time and producing quality requirements within one week" – Ray Nygren, Business Analyst, Maximus

"I’ve been able to impose a new level of discipline on to align business and IT – we’ve eliminated the ‘weak link’ by creating a common business language(UML) between the business people coming in with requirements and the architects who are designing the new systems. The methods and techniques revealed are a breath of fresh air when I compare them to their predecessors – that performed like a herd of elephants." – Director of Strategic Planning, Major US based Retailer