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UML for Business Analysis

This course is aimed at business analysts who are new to UML. Delegates are taught how to create activity diagrams to understand business processes, capture end user requirements using use cases and define data with domain models. Practical exercises and workshops help to reinforce the theory.
Duration: 3 days
 
 
Prerequisites: No prior UML experience is required.
A background in business analysis is helpful.
 
Equipment: For on-site course delivery the customer should provide a suitable training room with a projector to connect to our trainer's laptop and a whiteboard or flipchart. All exercises are completed on paper therefore no PCs or laptops are required.

For webinar training sessions delegates need access to a PC or laptop with Internet connection and VoIP (a headset can be helpful for privacy in an office environment).

Course Style: 40% theory, 60% practical.
Each module is accompanied by targeted exercises to allow delegates to apply the theory and become confident with new concepts and notation.
 
Delegate Handouts: Each delegate receives a folder containing all the course slides and comprehensive theory notes which form excellent reference material. Folders also contain exercises and suggested solutions. Following successful completion of the course each delegate receives a certificate.
Module Key: Teaches concepts and notation

  Teaches practical use of Enterprise Architect
             Covers BPMN, UML, SysML and/or ArchiMate

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Course Outline

      Includes paper exercises, EA hands-on sessions

Course Modules: HIPPO 00    Introduction   hour          
  HIPPO 10  UML Overview   hour  

   
  HIPPO 11  UML Requirements   hour         
  HIPPO 12  UML Requirements Elicitation   hour  

   
  HIPPO 13  UML Use Case Essentials  2 hours  

 
  HIPPO 14  UML Use Case Advanced  2 hours  

 
  HIPPO 15  UML Activity Diagrams  1 hour  

 
  HIPPO 16  UML Object Oriented Concepts  2 hours  

 
  HIPPO 17  UML Domain Models  2 hours  

 
  HIPPO W1  UML Process Workshop  2 hours    

 
  HIPPO W2  UML Requirements Workshop  1 hour    

 
  HIPPO W3  UML Analysis Workshop  1 hour    

 


Course Details:
 

HIPPO 00  Introduction
      hour  
 

  Delegate background and objectives

  Timetable and course outline

 
HIPPO 10  UML Overview

    hour  
 

  Advantages of graphical notations

  History of UML

  Key UML diagrams

  Business process models

  Requirements capture

  Static and dynamic models

 
HIPPO 11  UML Requirements

      hour  
 

  Importance of managing requirements

  Differentiate needs from solutions

  Requirements traceability

  Strategies to control scope creep

  Document requirements

  Requirements levels and relationships

  Categorise requirements

 
HIPPO 12  UML Requirements Elicitation

      hour  
 

  What information to gather

  Sources of information

  Top 8 requirements elicitation techniques

  When to use each technique

  Common problems with elicitation

 
HIPPO 13  UML Use Case Essentials

   1 hour  

 Paper Exercises  1 hours  
 

  Comparison with traditional requirements

  Workshops and GUI prototypes

  Model users as actors

  External systems and timers

  Actor definition and notation

  Actor generalisation

  Use case and scenario definition

  Use case notation

  Use case diagrams

 
HIPPO 14  UML Use Case Advanced

   1 hour  

 Paper Exercises  1 hour  
 

  Use case specification

  Use cases drive development

  Include relationship

  Extend relationship

  Use case inheritance

 
HIPPO 15  UML Activity Diagrams

    hour  

 Paper Exercises   hour  
 

  Document business activities and workflow

  Model Sequential activities

  Nested and structured activities

  Decision and merge (conditional logic)

  Fork and join (parallel logic)

  Object states and action pins

  Send, accept and time signals

  Swimlanes for responsibility

 
HIPPO 16  UML Object Oriented Concepts

      1 hour  

 Paper Exercises  1 hours  
 

  Model real world concepts

  Classes and objects

  Object identity and responsibilities

  Encapsulation of attributes

  Objects as intelligent black boxes

  What makes a good class

  How to discover classes

  Whole-part relationships (aggregation)

  Generalisation-specialisation (inheritance)

  Polymorphism

 
HIPPO 17  UML Domain Models

      1 hour  

 Paper Exercises  1 hour  
 

  Domain classes and notation

  Attributes

  Associations and multiplicity

  Whole-part relationships (aggregation)

  Generalisation-specialisation (inheritance)

 
HIPPO W1  UML Process Workshop

 

     

 Paper Exercises  2 hours  
 

  Role play to identify processes and activities

  Build business process model

 
HIPPO W2  UML Requirements Workshop

 

     

 Paper Exercises  1 hour  
 

  Create use case model

  Planning session

  Capture requirements details

  Map non-functional requirements to use cases

 
HIPPO W3  UML Analysis Workshop

 

     

 Paper Exercises  1 hour  
 

  Model use case logic as an activity diagram

  Construct domain model

   
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