UML In Brief


2 days

What is it?

Over the last ten years the IT industry has seen a resurgence in CASE technology. Software projects have become more and more complex and the need to manage and understand these systems is more pronounced than ever before. Object technology has shown itself to be the critical element in the majority of new tools and development methods we use today. With the new tools and more and more complex projects a mass of development techniques and notations have emerged, some only applicable within individual companies, others being used across a wide spectrum of companies. Some ten years ago three leading gurus in OO methods began to work on a mechanism to unify the industry and with the help of many leading companies released an iconic language for describing Object Oriented software systems. "UML In Brief" is a course designed to introduce this iconic language. Designed and used by software developers, architects and analysts, this course aims to bring to the software team a pragmatic over view of the language. The course focuses on bringing to the students how the language is being used, rather than how it should be used.

Who should attend?

If you are involved in any part of the software development process then you should attend this course. The course is not designed just for software developers, but anyone who has a stake in the project. Analysts should attend to ensure that they can represent the problem domain in a unified manner. Architects should attend so that they can represent their structural ideas in a unified manner to ensure continuity from the architecture to the implementation. Software developers should attend so that the internal logical elements of the systems they construct can be seen without looking at the code. Managers should attend so that they develop a sense of confidence in this tool. This is a unifying tool. On projects where all groups have used it, conceptual continuity has been maintained.


This is an intense two day course. All those who attend should be alert and ready to assimilate a large amount of information. A basic understanding of software principles is necessary. Some OO background would be useful, but is not essential. You do not need to be a software developer, but a basic appreciation of software concepts is essential i.e. functions, variables and data types etc.

Topics in brief
  • Software engineering goals
  • Use cases in theory and pragmatically
  • Overview of architectures; system and domain partitioning and using UML to capture architectural concepts, developing use cases based upon domain partitions
  • Activity diagrams; basic syntax and benefits of use, domain to domain communication
  • Sequence diagrams; basic syntax and simple flow control, branching, synchronous versus asynchronous modelling, capturing state on sequence diagrams, partitioning large flow controls into smaller diagrams for domain to domain communication
  • Class diagrams; basic syntax, how to read and draw diagrams in a consistent manner, associations, aggregation, inheritance, roles, class in state, metamorphic modelling, interfaces and packaging
  • State diagrams; basic syntax, nested states, state concurrency and synchronisation, handling interru
What doesn't the course cover?

"UML In Brief" does not try to be an analysis or design process course. Its focus is on the language as tool that can be used for the architecture, analysis or design of systems.


Pricing ( all prices exclude vat)

Group bookings of 1 - 5
£550 per delegate
Group bookings of 6 - 12
£550 per delegate for first 5, £400 per delegate 6-12


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