Applied Business Architecture using Sparx EA

A 1-week intensive course to give Business Architects the skills they need to succeed


The Applied Business Architecture course provides your team with the skills and training needed to do effective Business Architecture.  This course integrates best practices from the TOGAF® standard for enterprise architecture and the BIZBOK Guide to business architecture, supported by the robust modeling capabilities of the Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect platform. 

This isn’t a pure concept/theory course like many business architecture training classes you might find from other providers– this course teaches you how to do business architecture.  Whether you are new to the business architecture profession, a recent hire into the architecture team, a business analyst seeking to grow your skills or a solution architect assigned to support a business function or transformation initiative, this course can help you be more productive and accelerate time to value for your organization.  You use skills, standards, best practices and tools together to do your job, why not learn them all at one time in one integrated package.

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  • Understand what business architecture is and how it helps to solve business problems
  • Apply the latest architecture industry standards and best practices
    • TOGAF® Standard v9.2
    • BIZBOK® Guide v8.0
  • Understand and apply TOGAF Architecture Development Method (ADM) for business architecture projects
  • Understand the difference between “drawing pictures” and “building models”
    • Navigate within an existing repository
    • Interact with existing content to understand multi-dimensional relationships
    • Create new diagrams exploiting existing content
  • Develop business architecture content based on TOGAF Standard and BIZBOK Guide best practices using Sparx Enterprise Architect
    • Define transformational initiative and its strategy
    • Cross-map strategy to business architecture
    • Develop an architecture vision
    • Organize the architecture repository
    • Review existing value stream models
    • Cross-map capabilities to value stream stages
    • Create and apply model snapshots
    • Define capability interaction model
    • Develop top-level information model
    • Describe business ecosystem with organization mapping
  • Apply architecture and modeling skills to real customer transformational initiative


Part I: Foundation

  1. Course Overview
  2. Architecture Value Proposition
  3. Blueprint Overview
  4. Knowledgebase and Tools
  5. Configure Enterprise Architect (EA)
  6. Navigate Repository (EA)
  7. Explore Metamodel (EA)

Part II: Strategy

  1. Explore Relationships (EA)
  2. Requirements Management
  3. Architecture Vision – Stakeholders
  4. Define Architecture Initiative (EA)
  5. Architecture Vision – Strategy
  6. Develop Strategy (EA)
  7. Cross-Map Strategy (EA)

Part III: Business Architecture

  1. Architecture Vision – Scope
  2. Develop Architecture Vision (EA)
  3. Business Architecture
  4. Organize Repository (EA)
  5. Value Mapping Fundamentals
  6. Cross-Map Value Stream (EA)
  7. Manage Baselines (EA)
  8. Model Capability Interaction (EA)
  9. Information Mapping Fundamentals
  10. Develop Information Model (EA)
  11. Organization Mapping Fundamentals
  12. Describe Business Ecosystem (EA)
  13. Modeling business processes in EA
  14. Developing transition and target state models for solution teams
  15. Creating an architecture roadmap in EA
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  • Business architect
  • Business analyst
  • Business relationship manager
  • Enterprise architect
  • Data architect
  • Application architect
  • Technology architect
  • Solutions architect
  • IT manager


5 days
This course can be delivered either on-site at your location or remotely as a virtual class.  It can also be tailored and/or combined with 1:1 mentoring or consulting services for even greater results.


Experience in planning, business analysis, and/or solution delivery. Basic modeling skills are helpful and can be obtained either through experience or the 1 day “Introduction to Modeling with Sparx EA course”

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