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This workshop uses a case study to help you explore two standard approaches to conceptual modeling: the Unified Modeling Language and Information Engineering. It is designed to be prescriptive as well as descriptive. This means that best practice will be emphasized through explanation and application. You will discover what should be done as well as how to do it, and why.
Six months or more of practical business analysis experience. Familiarity with software systems analysis, design, and implementation is also recommended.
UML Overview:
Why Modeling Is Important
Key Abstractions
Now for the hard question: is a system reality, or is it a description of reality?
Well-formed Requirements
SMART Requirements
Requirement Types
Requirements Traceability
Requirements and the SDLC
The Use Case
Object Orientation
Requirement Types
Requirement Identifier Scheme
Model Element Naming Convention
Change Control System.
UML Language Basics:
Syntax and Semantics
The Software System Perspectives of the UML
The Building Blocks:
New CSOC Requirements Specification (excerpt)
New CSOC out-of-scope items
New IMS Requirements Specification (excerpt
Sequence Diagram
Use Case
Graphical Use Case
Textual Use Case
Model Analysis:
Enterprise Analysis Methodology
Akmee CommuncationsProject Charter
Business Use-Case Model Refinement
Activity Diagram
System Views:
The UML System Architecture Viewpoints
The History of the UML
The Boundary Between Conceptual and Technical Design
Use Cases Everything You Always Wanted to Know:
Actor-Action Modeling
Conceptual Data Models:
The Principle of Abstraction
Information Engineering
Logical Data Models:
Drilling Down From the Conceptual Model Level
Requirements Traceability From the Data Perspective
Data Model Views
Data Model Quality
Normalization Tests
Functional Dependence and Primary Keys
First Normal Form
Second Normal Form
Third Normal Form
Fourth Normal Form
Clear Thinking About Data
Quality Assurance
Entity Rules
Attribute Rules
Primary Key Rules
Relationship Rules
Comparing and Contrasting the UML and IE:
Gen-Spec Models for Classes and Entities