Building Business Capability Conference Orlando - November 6-10





The final conference that Ability Engineering will be attending in 2017 is Building Business Capability in Orlando, Florida from 6th to 10th November.

Ian is joining the thought leaders, insiders and leading practitioners of the IT and business community to present  "The BA as Knowledge Curator" on November 10th. Join us and find out why he is recognised amongst this august company.

And visit Ability Engineering on the Prolaborate booth in the Exhibitor Hall - on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th.

We''d love you to join us at the event. So here's a discount code that you can use to get 10% off your ticket for the event.


One Week - Two Conferences

The first week of October 2017 looks like it will be a busy one. The Ability Engineering team are on the road again in Europe.

First stop: DREAM event 2017 (Dutch Requirements Engineering and Management)

on Tuesday 3rd October at the Hotel Van der Valk in Viannen.

Ian will be speaking on the subject of "The BA as Knowledge Curator" and we will be in the trade fair with our stand. Come and see us!


Second Stop: EA User Group 2 day event in Brussels

on Thursday and Friday the 5th/6th of October at the ACV-CSC Offices, Aeropolis Haachtsesteenweg 579, 1031 Schaarbeek, Brussels

Ian will be teaching his half day "Curation techniques" workshop on Thursday, followed by a session about Web Collaboration on Friday.

We will be there, along with many other EA users, for what promises to be a really good, educational and interesting couple of days. Don't miss out!

For more details and ticket sales, visit


BA Conference Europe 2017, 25-27 September, London

Business Analysis Conference Europe

25-27 September 2017, London

We are pleased to say that Ian will be participating at Europe’s leading Business Analysis conference –  the 9th Annual Business Analysis Conference Europe 2017 to be held on 25-27 September  in London.  The conference has five conference tracks with more than 50 Sessions with a focus on company case studies.  Delegates can also choose from twelve pre-conference workshops.  He will be making the following presentation:

The BA as Knowledge Curator

Quote the special Speakers Discount Code SPKR200 to take advantage of the £200 discount given to speaker colleagues.

Delegates can learn from other BAs past successes and challenges from a wide range of case studies, including case studies from the Bank of England, Department for Works and Pensions, easyJet, Harrods, National Grid, NHS Digital, Sky, Zurich Insurance, Lloyd's of London, Nationwide, European Chemicals Agency, Aviva Health, British Standards,  Capgemini, Leeds University, Old Mutual Wealth, TSB and more... The conference provides an unparalleled networking opportunity for Business Analysts from across Europe and beyond.  In 2016, the conference attracted over 415 delegates world-wide. 

To register or for a full conference programme, visit the IRM UK website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +44 (0)20 8866 8366  

EA&BPM Conference Europe 2017, 16-19 October, London

Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2017 and BPM Conference Europe 2017

16-19 October 2017, London





We are pleased to say that Ian will be participating at Europe’s only co-located conferences on Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2017 and BPM Conference Europe 2017 16-19 October 2017, London.  This is Europe’s only co-located conference on Enterprise Architecture and BPM and provides you with a unique opportunity to discover the latest approaches and innovative ideas to EA, BPM and Business Architecture and benefit from the synergies between them.  The depth and breadth of this event with more than seventy sessions, twelve fast track pre-conference workshops and four full day post conference workshops makes this a ‘Must Attend’ event for EA, BPM and Business Architecture Professionals.  Ian's topic will be

PERSPECTIVE SESSION: Knowledge Curation – A New Approach for Stakeholder Communication


Quote the special Speakers Discount Code SPKR200 to take advantage of the £200 discount given to speaker colleagues.

Take an inside look at the successes and challenges behind real-world EA, BPM and Business Architecture implementations.  Case studies and contributors include: Shell, Prudential, Bayer, Centrica, Zurich Insurance, Southern Scottish Electric, European Investment Bank, Capita Transformation, Reckitt Benckiser Group, Canada Life, Orange Poland, NFU Mutual, PFA Pension, Kuwait Oil Company, Yorkshire Building Society, Crown Prosecution Service, Capgemini Norway, Henley Business School, Cambridge Assessment, KCOM, City of Malmö Sweden, Lørenskog Municipality Norway, Victoria Public Services, Tatra Banka, Jordão Cooling Systems, McKinsey & Company, National Treasury Management Agency, HU University of Applied Science Utrech, Vesta Corporation


This conference provides an excellent mix of theory, visions and practical implementations.

Register, view the full conference agenda, download the brochure or email IRM UK This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +44 (0)20 8866 8366

Collaboration just got even better

The eaDocX team at Ability Engineering is delighted to announce that alongside the document collaboration capabilities of eaDocX, there is a new web collaboration capability for Sparx EA users:


·         Friendly, fast, responsive web interface into your EA models.

·         Personalised dashboards to make each users’ first experience of EA a great one

·         All licence plans have unlimited free read-only access

·         Highly customisable: people and groups see only what you want them to see…

·         ..and in only the detail you need, down to the level of individual attributes

·         Users can update EA data, but only the individual elements & attributes you want – highly controllable

·         Reviews and Approval processing built-in, so Prolaborate becomes part of the project workflow

·         Create permanent links from other tools – wikis, Jira, Jama, Sharepoint etc  directly into EA. So real-time EA data gets integrated into those tools via Prolaborate

·         …and lots more stuff.


We’re really proud to have used our experience of eaDocX to bring this new way of working to you.

We like it.

We like it so much, we now use it to collaborate ourselves:

  • EA for the detailed modelling,
  • Prolaborate for sharing, refining and agreeing.


If you want to find out more then Contact Us, or visit today.