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April 3, 2001

ICONIX announces "Inside the ICONIX Process, Volume 1"

ICONIX Software Engineering, Inc. releases "Inside the ICONIX Process, Volume 1," a multimedia tutorial following a lightweight, use-case driven approach to UML modeling

Santa Monica, CA -- ICONIX Software Engineering, an industry leader in Object Technology, has announced the release of "Inside the ICONIX Process, Volume 1," a CD-ROM detailing the company's streamlined approach to UML modeling, using a core subset of fundamentally important diagrams. Designed to get the user from use cases to code quickly and efficiently, this object-oriented development approach is in widespread use across the industry today.

Developed over a decade of training and experience in teaching Object-Oriented Analysis and Design onsite JumpStart* workshops, the ICONIX Process uses a minimal but sufficient core subset of UML diagrams to help avoid analysis paralysis. It provides practical, real-world guidelines to help large organizations with the increasingly complex job of managing their software development.

The tutorial updates the material published in "A Unified Object Modeling Approach," a pre-UML CD-ROM that provided training on how to integrate the original object-oriented analysis and design approaches of Rumbaugh, Booch, and Jacobson into a cohesive process. "Inside the ICONIX Process, Volume 1" takes the material a step further and explains how the ICONIX integration of the three original methodologies fits within the current set of UML notations. Each modeling technique within the ICONIX Process is explained in detail. In addition, four examples from four different industries take the viewer through each part of the lifecycle, one step at a time. The CD also includes material found in the book, "Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML," written by Doug Rosenberg and Kendall Scott.

"If you look at 'The UML User Guide,' there's a quote in Chapter 32 that says, 'You can model 80% of most problems by using about 20% of the UML.'" says Doug Rosenberg, President of ICONIX. "However, nowhere in the book do the authors tell you which 20% that might be. We've spent the last 10 years refining our understanding of what "minimal, yet sufficient" means in the context of UML modeling. We've helped hundreds of projects avoid analysis paralysis by taking a minimalist approach to modeling. Our subset of the UML focuses in on the core set of notations you'll need to do most of your modeling work. We explain each technique in detail, and also discuss where you might be able to use additional elements of the UML." ICONIX Software Engineering, Inc. has been a leader in the Object Technology industry for over 15 years. Established in 1984, the company has evolved from it's roots as a CASE tool developer into a leading training and consulting firm. ICONIX offers on-site training in all aspects of Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, specializing in UML-based JumpStart Training. ICONIX also offers live training and state-of-the-art multimedia tutorials in CORBA and COM.

More information on "Inside the ICONIX Process, Volume 1," can be found at:

*JumpStart Training provides focused, intensive lecture/lab workshops that get projects moving immediately. Your company's requirements are previewed prior to arrival, saving valuable training time and money!

JumpStart Training reinforces the concepts learned in lecture by applying the methods learned to your real project in the lab--a valuable and practical benefit to your training team. Materials are learned and retained better by the students since it's relevant to the team project, directly applied to the project, and there is no "down time" before applying the information learned.

For further information on JumpStart workshops and the training services offered by ICONIX, visit:
Phone: 310-458-0092, Fax: 310-396-3454