Alec Sharp

Alec Sharp, a senior consultant with Clariteq Systems Consulting, has deep expertise in a rare combination of fields – business analysis and requirements specification, data modelling, strategy development, facilitation, and, of course, business process modelling, analysis, and design. His 35 years of hands-on consulting experience, practical approaches and global reputation in model-driven methods have made him a sought-after advisor in locations as diverse as Ireland, Illinois and India.

Alec is also a popular speaker at conferences related to Business Process Management, Business Analysis, and Data Management, mixing content and insight with irreverence and humour.

Alec literally wrote the book on business process modelling – he is the author of the second edition of “Workflow Modeling: Tools for Process Improvement and Application Development.” (Artech House, 2009) The book is popular with professionals in the field of process improvement, business analysts, and consultants, is a continuing bestseller in the area of business process improvement, and is widely used as an MBA textbook.

He was awarded DAMA’s Professional Achievement Award, a global award given to one professional a year for contributions to the Data Management profession.
Alec’s popular workshops “Working With Business Processes,” “Advanced Business Process Techniques,” “Business-Oriented Data Modelling,” “Advanced Data Modelling,” and “Requirements Modelling” are conducted on four or five continents each year, at many of the world’s best-known organisations. His classes are practical and energetic, consistently earning “excellent” ratings.

Below you will find the courses that we have already scheduled at our venues but you can find an overview of all workshops by Alec Sharp on this page, including the ones that we only run in-company at your request.


Discover this crucial connection!

The Data-Process Connection

How Concept Modelling Supports Process, Business Analysis and Architecture Work [Virtual half day] Alec Sharp illustrates the many ways concept models (conceptual data models) support business process change and business analysis. [Half day virtual delivery.]

March 17, 2022 (half day)

Your office or home office

Live Stream only



Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence Summit

Face-to-face & Live Streaming Conference on Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence with top rated speakers Alec Sharp, Donald Farmer, John O'Brien, Barry Devlin, Rick van der Lans and many others. Topics: Datamesh, Analytics & Data Science, Data Governance, DataOps, Data modelling. Access to the conference recordings.

March 29 & 30 - Face-to-face and Live Streaming


Face-to-Face and Live Streaming



Business-oriented Data Modelling Masterclass

Balancing Engagement, Agility, and Complexity This data modelling workshop by Alec Sharp covers Entity-Relationship modelling from a non-technical perspective, provides tips and guidelines for the analyst, and explores contextual, conceptual, and detailed modelling techniques that maximize user involvement.

May 16 - 18, 2022





Working with Business Processes

Process Change in Agile Timeframes This course shows how to discover and scope a business process, clarify its context, model its workflow with progressive detail, assess it, and transition to the design of a new process by determining, verifying, and documenting its essential characteristics.

May 19-20, 2022