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System Requirements Definition and System Analysis using Use Cases and UML Training Course - 3 Days

This UML training course is aimed at system analysts and developers who want to produce a detailed outside-in model of computer system requirements using use cases and a detailed object oriented implementation-free analysis model of a computer system from the system requirements. The strict approach to writing effective use cases ensures that the results satisfy the needs of both non-technical and technical stakeholders. Industry best practice system modelling techniques are based on the Unified Modelling Language v2.5 and are taught within the context of a model-driven development process.

The models produced are sufficiently detailed to form the basis for the design of systems using a variety of different architectures. The advantages that using these techniques has for estimation, traceability, test development and project management is discussed. Each technique is taught to the level required for competence on a real project. Understanding is tested with exercises based on a real-world project example either using Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, another suitable UML modelling tool or on paper.

Delegates will learn:
  • The basics and the necessary detail of the Unified Modelling Language
  • The basics and the necessary detail of Object Orientation
  • How to create a first cut overview of functional requirements with actors and use cases on a use case diagram
  • How to write an effective use case description in a way that satisfies both non-technical and technical stakeholders
  • How to specify the flow of events as a basic flow and alternate flows
  • How to restructure the use case diagram to handle complex relationships between use cases without bloating the use case model
  • How to integrate the use case model with non-functional requirements, data requirements, business rules and screen prototyping
  • How a use case driven approach to requirements gathering improves estimation, project planning, test development and traceability
  • How to create a detailed model of system data using classes and their relationships
  • How to recognise complex data constructs and to use the appropriate syntax to model them
  • How to map the functionality of the system requirements onto the object model using sequence diagrams
  • How to structure the modelling in the form of a use case implementation
  • How to model the dynamics of system data and functionality using state machine diagrams
  • How to model at a consistent level of abstraction
  • How the modelling performed during system analysis fits into an incremental model-driven development process
Suitable For:
Suitable for

Business Analysts, System Analysts, Requirements Gatherers, Solution Architects, System Architects, Developers and Project Managers with at least 2 years experience. This course is not suitable for those seeking certification as a step towards a qualification. See the Certification Policy for a detailed discussion.

Course Logistics:
Course logistics

Course attendance is normally limited to 12 students. Courses start at 9.30am on the first day, 9.00am on subsequent days and finish at 5.00pm each day. Students normally use a computer for the exercises, but these can be performed on paper if required. For a discussion on using a UML modelling tool please see Modelling Tool Use on Courses. Printed course manuals for each student with copies of all presentations, exercises and solutions are provided.

On-Site (In-House) Courses:
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The client is expected to provide an appropriate venue, refreshments, XGA/WXGA projector and screen, whiteboard or flipchart and at least one computer per two students loaded with a suitable UML modelling tool, unless exercises are to be performed on paper. For a full discussion of on-site course issues please see On-Site Course Logistics.

Scheduled Public Courses:

CRaG Systems no longer provide scheduled public training. However, we continue to provide on-site (in-house) training for any number of students with special discounts for small classes. You will find our pricing competitive with most public courses for just 2 or 3 students. Please use the On-Site Course Pricing page to get a firm, downloadable quotation for on-site training.

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Training Course Outline

Day 1

People - Course Structure - Object Orientation - The Unified Modelling Language - Use Cases and System Analysis - A Process for Modelling
Specifying Functional Requirements with Use Cases
System Use Cases and Actors - Primitive Use Cases - Use Case Diagrams - The Basic Flow - Writing Effective Use Case Descriptions - Writing Sub-flows and Alternate Flows - 'Include' and 'Extend' Relationships - Modelling Browser-Based Applications
System Use Case Workshop
Requirements Gathering
Collecting Requirements Information - Proof of Concept Prototypes - Requirements Documents - Estimating and Traceability - Incremental Development

Day 2

Objects and Classes
What is an Object? - Classes and Objects - Attributes - Operations and Methods - Designing Good Classes - Generalisation and Inheritance - Choosing the Best Classes
Object and Class Workshop
Object Modelling with Class Diagrams
Associations and Links - Navigability and Naming - Multiplicity and Other Adornments - Association Classes and N-arys - Aggregation and Composition
Class Diagram Workshop

Day 3

Interaction Modelling with Sequence Diagrams
Interactions, Messages, Operations and Methods - Sequence Diagrams - Selection and Iteration - Activation - Communication Diagrams
Sequence Diagram Workshop
State Modelling with State Machine Diagrams
The Meaning of the State Model - States and Transitions - Events and Conditions - Actions and Activities - Consistency with Other Diagrams
State Machine Diagram Workshop
System Analysis
Creating the Initial Object Model - The Analysis Cycle - Iterative Modelling - Prototyping as an Analysis Technique - Completing the Model

Should the content of the available UML training courses not fit your exact requirements, then CRaG Systems can create a custom course for you. Please either email or call us to discuss your particular needs.

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System Requirements Definition and System Analysis using Use Cases and UML Training Course - 3 Days