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EA and BPMN for Business Process Modelling

This course is designed for business analysts who are new to BPMN and Enterprise Architect.
Delegates are taught how to create business processes, collaborations, conversations and choreographies within Enterprise Architect. This course is highly practical with many hands-on exercises
Duration: 2 days

Prerequisites: No prior BPMN or Enterprise Architect experience is required.
A background in business process modelling is helpful.
Equipment: For on-site course delivery the customer should provide a suitable training room with a projector to connect to our trainer's laptop and a whiteboard or flipchart. All delegates require access to a PC or laptop running Enterprise Architect.

For webinar training sessions delegates need access to a PC or laptop running Enterprise Architect with Internet connection and VoIP (a headset can be helpful for privacy in an office environment).

A trial version of Enterprise Architect is fine for training and can be downloaded from Sparx Systems website:

Course Style: 50% theory, 50% practical.
Each module is accompanied by paper and hands-on exercises to allow delegates to apply the theory and become confident using Enterprise Architect.
Delegate Handouts: Each delegate receives a folder containing all the course slides and comprehensive theory notes which form excellent reference material. Folders also contain exercises and suggested solutions. Following successful completion of the course each delegate receives a certificate.
Module Key: Teaches concepts and notation

  Teaches practical use of Enterprise Architect
             Covers BPMN, UML, SysML and/or ArchiMate

Course Outline

      Includes paper exercises, EA hands-on sessions

Course Modules: HIPPO 00    Introduction   hour          
  HIPPO 50  EA Essentials  1 hours      
  HIPPO 51+  EA + BPMN Process Essentials  3 hours
  HIPPO 52+  EA + BPMN Process Advanced  3 hours
  HIPPO 53+  EA + BPMN Collaboration  3 hours
  HIPPO 88  EA Reporting  1 hour      

Course Details:

HIPPO 00  Introduction
  • Delegate background and objectives

  • Timetable and course outline

HIPPO 50  EA Essentials

   1 hour  

 EA Hands-On Exercises   hour  
  • Introduction to EA

  • Navigate the EA user interface

  • Create project models in EA

  • Create diagrams in EA

  • Understand the structure of EA projects

  • Create and delete elements in EA

  • Search for elements in EA


HIPPO 51+  EA + BPMN Process Essentials

   1 hour  

 Paper Exercises  1 hour  

 EA Hands-On Exercises  1 hour  
  • Create BPMN process diagrams in EA

  • Model business processes

  • Start and end events

  • Activities and sequence flow

  • Add events, activities and sequence flow in EA

  • Exclusive and parallel gateways for logic

  • Use exclusive and parallel gateways in EA

  • Intermediate events

  • Message and timer events

  • Create message and timer events in EA

  • Data stores and data objects

  • Model data objects in EA

  • Tasks and sub-processes

  • Business processes and Sub-processes in EA

  • Allocate responsibility with pools and lanes

  • Define pools and lanes in EA


HIPPO 52+  EA + BPMN Process Advanced

   1 hour  

 Paper Exercises  1 hour  

 EA Hands-On Exercises  1 hour  
  • Conditional and default sequence flows

  • Conditional and default sequence flows in EA

  • Markers for activity behaviour

  • Task types

  • Select activity behaviour and task types in EA

  • Event types

  • Reflect event types in EA

  • Edge mounted events

  • Transactions and compensation

  • Show transactions and compensations in EA

  • Inclusive and event gateway types

  • Model inclusive and event gateways in EA


HIPPO 53+  EA + BPMN Collaboration


 Paper Exercises  1 hour  

 EA Hands-On Exercises  1 hours  
  • Conversations and links

  • Define BPMN conversations in EA

  • Message flows between pools

  • Model BPMN collaborations in EA

  • Choreography tasks and messages

  • Create BPMN choreographies in EA

HIPPO 88  EA Reporting


 EA Hands-On Exercises   hour  
  • Graphs and charts in EA

  • Create project glossary in EA

  • Generate MS Word, RTF or PDF from EA

  • Select document options in EA

  • Create document templates in EA

  • Produce HTML reports from EA

  • Customise HTML templates in EA

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