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Using UML or IDEF for Business Modeling

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a modeling language standardized by the Object Management Group (OMG) used to manage requirements in software development projects. IDEF, the acronym for Integration DEFinition, refers to a family of modeling languages in the field of systems and software engineering.

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The Business Analyst Role in Agile Software Development

As companies transition to Agile and Scrum to manage their software development projects, how does this affect the work of business analysts? Nancy Nee, VP Global Product Strategy at ESI International, shares her opinion on the role of business analysts in Agile software development projects and how this approach impacts the requirement gathering activity. She […]

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User Stories and Use Cases

What is the difference between user stories and use cases. This video shows the difference between them with examples, and also shows how they can be related.

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Using Use Cases or User Stories in Scrum

This blog post defines the concept of use cases and user stories and discusses how and when they should be used in an Agile software development project. User stories are different from use cases because they are centred on the result and the benefit of the thing you’re describing, whereas use cases are more granular. […]

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Database Modeling and Use Cases

This discussion on the topic of Database Modeling with Dr. Michael Blaha try to answer the question “How good are UML use cases for Database Design“? His opinion is that use cases are rote work. The developer listens to business experts and slavishly write what they hear with little interpretation and no abstraction. There is […]

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Modeling the Business Domain in UML with Visual Studio

This tutorial describes how to use domain driven modeling in Visual Studio 2010 with conceptual class diagrams. Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate helps you understand, discuss, and communicate your users’ needs by drawing diagrams about their activities and the part your system plays in helping them achieve their goals.

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