Equipment list

A part of getting ready to start with EA and BPM is to get yourself set up. The items below include things that I recommend (some of them are Amazon affiliate links)


Get yourself a comfortable chair and -ideally- a large enough desk. I am using a butcher block kitchen countertop and an office chair from IKEA. I forgot where the cabinets were from ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

All the furniture in my reading nook is also from IKEA. The posters, as well as the postcards in the picture above, are funny one-star reviews of the National Parks created by Amber Share.


Since you most likely already have a computer, you should be fine as long as it is a relatively new model. It also doesn’t really matter if it is a Windows PC, a Macintosh, or a Chromebook. However, some tools require a download client for some functionality, so have a look for the tech requirements of those (ARIS for example uses Java for its download client, so you would need to be able to run a (free) Java Runtime Environment).

The items below are things that I personally use:

  • Mount-It! Single Monitor Arm Mount

    A VESA-compatible monitor arm that allows you to adjust your monitor in multiple dimensions and clear desktop space underneath it. It also supports cable management.
  • MCY USB C Hub

    This 8-in-1 hub allows you to connect your external monitor, charge your laptop, have 3 USB A ports, and has 3 different card reader inputs.
  • Jabra Speak 510+ UC Wireless Bluetooth/USB Speaker

    A wired/bluetooth speaker for conference calls or remote trainings/webinars. It is also small so that you can take it with you to a client site and have calls with multiple people in the room.

    Unfortunately the music quality is not *that* good (but the next recommendation fixes that).
  • Fire HD 10 tablet

    A “good enough” tablet that does the trick for reading documents, books, and display PDFs of to-be-imported models. It also entertains you on trips to clients or offside locations.

    You can install Google’s Play Store on it (“sideload” four different files) and it is a fully functional Android tablet.
    I have done this on all of my two Fire tablets and never had a problem.