Business Systems Analysis for Object-Oriented Projects with UML 2 Training

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Course Description

 
The key to effective business analysis is to provide specification of what functionality a software system will provide its users, rather than how the software will be designed. But too often traditional business analysis produces artifacts and specifications that do not align with the concepts of object- oriented design and development. This course focuses on how business analysts and business systems analysts can provide object-oriented developers with concise specifications of the problem domain within which a software solution will be constructed. Students will learn the power of the Unified Modeling Language version 2 (UML 2) for expressing business concepts and project goals using object- oriented models, to prepare for either in-house, or out-sourced, technical design and implementation. Extensive hands-on exercises using two complete, and parallel, case studies assure that students see how a concept is modeled, and then have the opportunity to immediately apply and test their understanding.
Course Length: 3 Days
Course Tuition: $1190 (US)

Prerequisites

Experience in analysis is desirable, but not mandatory.

Course Outline

 

1.  The Role of the IT Business Analyst
Context of IT Business Analyst
The IT-BA’s Responsibilities
What the IT-BA Delivers
Types of System Requirements
The Requirements Flow
IT Business Analyst as Enabler
What the IT-BA Does Not Do

2. Concepts of Object-Orientation
Why is Object Thinking Important to You?
Concept: Object
Concept: Object Operations
Concept: Class
Concept: Objects from a Class
Concept: Relationships
Concept: Abstraction

3. The UML and the IT Business Analyst
Business Domain Modeling
Structural Domain Models
Behavioral Domain Models
Functional Models
Data Models
The Unified Modeling Language
Structure Analysis Diagrams vs. UML
Why IT-Bas Should Develop
UML Models

4. Object-Oriented Analysis
The ‘Big’ Picture of a Project for the IT-BA
Goals of the IT-BA’s Analysis
Activities
Inputs to the Analysis Activities
Analysis Activities for the IT-BA
Outputs from the Analysis
Activities
What are the Analysis Models?

5. Identify Analysis Classes
Identify Candidate Entities
Challenge the Candidate Entities
Construct the Domain Model

6. Responsibility-Driven Analysis
Construct Responsibility
Specifications
Construct CRC Representations
CRC Defined
CRC Cards
Simulation Sequence Diagram

7. UML Overview – The 13 Diagrams
The Unified Modeling Language
UML Version 2
The 13 Diagrams
UML and Us

8. The UML Structural Model
Definition of the UML Structural Model

9. UML Relationships
Association
Aggregation & Composition
Association Class
Inheritance

10. Developing The Analysis Class Diagram
UML Classes, Objects & Stereotypes
Responsibility-Driven Class Definition
Step 1: Identify the Analysis Classes
Step 2: Identify Classes with
Relationships
Step 3: Identify Relationship Semantics
Step 4: Identify Relationship Multiplicity

11. The UML Behavioral Model
Analysis Behavioral Models
The 7 Behavioral Models in UML

12. Developing The Sequence Diagram
Sequence Diagram Structure
Interaction Frames & Operators
Special Tips for Analysis Sequence
Diagrams
Modeling Exercise: Sequence Diagram
Updating the Class Diagram

13. The Communication Diagram
Communication / Sequence Diagram Isomorphism

14. Developing The State Machine Diagram
Defining State
State Machine Diagram Structure
States, Events, Actions, Activities &
Transitions
Updating the Class Diagram

15. Developing The Activity Diagram
Activity Diagram Structure

16. Putting It All Together
What Have We Accomplished?

17. UML 2 Notation
18. Appendix A: Class Diagramming Tips & Challenges

19. Appendix B: UML Interaction Frames
20. Appendix C: Advanced States

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