Sparx Enterprise Architect Agile Toolbox Course



This one-day live online course shows participants how they can use Enterprise Architect in an Agile environment. Using out-of-the box features as well as customized stereotype elements, participants will get hands-on practice setting up an agile repository and using it for writing, mapping, refining, and planning user stories and your product backlog.

Participants will receive a Project Template file with pre-configured agile elements, artifacts, relationships, any stereotyped elements, type values, and tagged values used in the class.

We assume you have a good understanding of the fundamental aspects of the Enterprise Architect software (which you can get with The Fundamentals of Sparx Enterprise Architect) as well as a basic knowledge of Agile and Business Analysis (which you can get with Lean-Agile Business Analysis.)

IAG is a leader in Lean-Agile Business Analysis and brings that expertise along with our expert knowledge of the intricacies and capabilities of Enterprise Architect to this unique workshop. Learn tips and tricks you will not get anywhere else, in this special course offered in a live online format.

Additional information


Enterprise Architecture, Business Analysis


Business Analysts, Systems Engineers, Systems Analysts, Enterprise Architects, Business Architects, Software Architects, IT Architects, Project Managers, Software Designers and Developers

Credits Offered


Delivery Method

In-class, Live Online


7 Hours (9am-5pm (ET))




Public or Private

Vendor / Product Line


Course Outline

Introduction and Overview: Using EA for Agile

User Stories

  • Creating the User Story stereotyped element
  • User Story properties
  • Creating user-defined values
  • Writing user stories
  • Visualizing the associations and dependencies of epics and stories
  • Various views and diagrams

Roles and Personas

  • Creating User Roles and/or Personas
  • Associating Roles and Personas with Stories
  • Viewing and Tracing the Role-Story Relationship

Story Mapping

  • Creating and using a Story Map in Enterprise Architect

Customer Journey Mapping

  • Creating and diagramming the Customer Journey

Providing detail and elaborating User Stories

  • The User Story Discovery Canvas
  • Writing and mapping Acceptance Criteria
  • Splitting Stories
  • Sizing User Stories
  • Prioritizing User Stories
  • Creating Non-Functional Requirements

Use Cases

  • Modeling Use Cases to provide context and/or elaborate stories
  • Relating a Use Case to an Epic or User Story

Other Business Analysis Models

  • Creating and viewing associations with other elements and models such as vision, strategy, data, features, activity/process models, etc.

Building and Managing the Product Backlog

  • Setting up and using a Kanban or Scrum Planning board
  • Various methods to view, trace, and track backlog items and changes
  • Capturing and tracking Issues, Assumptions, Decisions, Tasks

Team Collaboration and Communication

  • Facilitating Agile Workshops with Enterprise Architect
  • Facilitate User Story Conversations and Reviews online
  • Tips for building and presenting Agile models in live workshops


(With updates to the software and ongoing course enhancements, the actual course content may vary slightly from the above.)

Learning Objectives

Participants will

  • learn how to create custom agile elements, diagrams and views
  • work directly in the software in an agile-based repository
  • learn and practice how to create and map uses stories in Enterprise Architect
  • learn and practice how to add detail to user stories and create relationships with other elements and models
  • learn and practice how to view and manage a product backlog in Enterprise Architect
  • learn tips for how Enterprise Architect can be used in remote virtual online meetings for various Agile sessions from virtual stand-ups to user story workshops to backlog planning meetings.

IAG Online Training Experience

How It Works and What You Get

  • Participants will have 60-day access to the class website in Microsoft Teams accessible from their web browser. The site contains handouts, links, extra resources and downloads. Before, during and after the class participants can chat with the instructor and other attendees. The Teams site may also be used to share announcements, exercises and samples.
  • Prior to the class we will assist you in downloading a trial version of the software if you do not currently have a license.
  • Participants will download our pre-configured project-ready repository tailored to the course.
  • The file can also act as a template for creating new projects. It can be copied to give you a head start in creating a repository or transferred to a corporate DBMS or Cloud-based environment.
  • The class will be lead by an IAG EA expert who will present slides and video in our Microsoft Teams virtual classroom as well as demonstrate and coach participants in Enterprise Architect via screen and application sharing.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for new or experienced Business and Systems Analysts, as well as Systems Engineers, Enterprise and Business Architects, and IT Architects.

The course is applicable for organizations just starting out and setting up Enterprise Architect, or also for those who are new but will be working in an existing repository.


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