Gillian Adens

Gillian Adens

Sparx Services UK (Hippo Software)

EA Consultant / Trainer
Gillian Adens is director at Sparx Services UK (Hippo Software), an authorised services partner for Sparx Systems for the UK and Northern Europe. Gillian studied joint honours Mathematics and Computing Science at Glasgow University and is a Chartered IT Professional Member of the British Computer Society. Gillian was one of the first adopters of UML and Sparx EA in the UK (using Sparx EA from V2 onwards). She is also an expert in BPMN and ArchiMate industry standard notations. Gillian currently provides formal training and consulting services to a wide range of organisations. She has considerable experience of software project management, analysis & design and assists clients with the adoption of processes, tools and technologies.

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Sparx Services UK delivers EA public webinars:

  • FREE ½ day EA Executive Overview on 24th February 2021
  • NEW ½ day EA Team Leader Workshop on 24th March 2021

For booking form and full EA public training schedule:

Monday, 07 September 2020 10:52

FREE ½ Day EA Overview from Sparx Services UK

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Join us for a FREE ½ day EA Overview on Tuesday 8th September, Thursday 10th September or Tuesday 6th October 2020.

Pick ‘n’ Mix from our public EA webinars to create your own BPMN, UML, SysML or ArchiMate course.

Full details:


Sparx Services UK has published their Sparx EA public webinar training schedule for August and September 2020. This includes a wide range of 1-day EA training courses and workshops plus:

  • FREE ½ day EA Executive Overview
  • NEW EA Behavioural Models – covering activity, sequence and state machine diagrams
  • NEW EA Excel Data Transfer Workshop – using CSV or VB Scripts to transfer data back and forth between Sparx EA and MS Excel

Full details:


If you are currently working from home, why not use this as an opportunity to increase your Enterprise Architect skills.

Sparx Services UK is offering a wide range of discounted Enterprise Architect public webinar training courses during April and May 2020.

Courses are offered on using Enterprise Architect for BPMN, Use Cases, Data Models and ArchiMate.

More advanced Enterprise Architect Workshops for Document Generation, Scripting, GUI Prototyping and Profiles are also available.

For more information, and to book courses, please visit:

Thursday, 30 January 2020 16:11

Scottish EA Gathering 2020 - Postponed


Join us for our 5th Scottish Gathering of Enterprise Architect users on 30th September and 1st October.

Hear Sparx Systems presentations on latest Enterprise Architect and Prolaborate features.

A friendly and relaxed get together with interactive sessions and end-user presentations.

A great networking opportunity and an excellent forum to share real-world experiences, knowledge, ideas and innovations.

To learn more, please visit:

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 11:37

EA User Group London 2020 - Cancelled


Due to Coronavirus, the eagerly awaited EA User Group London event will now take place in 2021.

This is an ideal opportunity for EA users to network and share their EA experiences, challenges, ideas and solutions.

Discover new features, learn about updates and find out how other organisations are using EA in innovative ways.

Book now for an early bird discount.


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Hippo Software is hosting the Scottish Gathering of Enterprise Architect Users 2017 in Livingston on Friday 29th September 2017 (9am to 4pm).

This is a great chance to attend a friendly and relaxed get together of like-minded IT professionals currently using Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. It is an excellent opportunity to share real-world experiences, knowledge, ideas and innovations.

If you would like to join us, please visit our website to download a Delegate Registration form.


More information (URL):


Hippo Software has extended Enterprise Architect and BPMN training materials to add Conversation and Choreography diagrams to existing Business Process and Collaboration diagrams providing complete coverage of the BPMN 2.0 standard.


More information is available at


Hippo Software’s new ‘EA for GUI Design’ course teaches delegates how to capture end user requirements and create wireframe diagrams to design the layout of user interfaces, mobile apps or websites.


Hippo Software's recently extended workshops are designed to expand and enhance delegates' knowledge of Enterprise Architect:


           EA Document Workshop – create custom document templates


           EA Excel Data Transfer Workshop – easily share requirements or other data


           EA Scripting Workshop – facilitate repetitive or complex tasks on models


           EA Profiles Workshop – define custom diagrams, toolboxes, elements and relationships


For more information, please visit the Hippo Software website below:



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