UML for Managers Training Course

Course Summary

UML for Managers is an introduction to the Unified Modeling Language (UML) from the business enterprise perspective.

The focus of the course is modeling through structured analysis of business aspects such as workflow management, role and task definition, activity and data flow control, resource and people assignment, and knowledge organization.


Duration [top]

1 day.

Objectives [top]

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Use UML diagrams to improve clarity of communication between different business stakeholders
  • Distinguish and model key business concerns in UML
  • Perform structured analysis of business processes by representing them in UML
  • Extract and preserve business knowledge through UML
  • Create suitable UML diagrams to denote business activities
  • Design and maintain a set of business UML diagrams including: Use Case Diagrams, Class and Object Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, Interaction Diagrams

Audience [top]

The course is intended for business managers and others who wish to update and further their skills in visual modeling of business activities.

Outline [top]

UML Introduction and Fundamentals

  • Visual Modeling of Business Enterprises
  • Introducing the Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • Why UML?
  • UML vs. Other Business Modeling Notations
  • Benefits and Drawbacks of UML
  • UML Modeling Tools: Commercial, Free, and Open Source

UML Concepts and Notation

  • Actors and Use Cases
  • Classes and Associations
  • Attributes and Operations
  • Activities and Behavior

Structured Business Analysis with UML

  • Roles and Responsibilities: Use Case Diagrams
  • Information Structure and Flow: Class and Object Diagrams
  • Activity and Process Control: Activity Diagrams
  • Resource and People Assignment: Interaction Diagrams

Business Process Modeling with UML

  • Enterprise Workflow Management
  • Design of Product Lines

Additional Notes [top]

UML is a standardized and widely accepted visual modeling language. The business-related benefits of UML include:
  • Improving the efficiency of communication between different business stakeholders through the use of a clear and precise language
  • Decreasing the cost of information exchange across the enterprise by using the same language to model diverse business aspects
  • Increasing the transparency of activities modeled in UML, thereby making them simpler to explain and report to higher-level managers, clients, and investors.