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The training/consulting session combines the theory of a Use Case Driven Object Modeling Process, in an instructor-led work session where object models and use case models will be started for YOUR project, with hands-on laboratory sessions where company personnel continue to refine the models which were started in the work session. The tool of your choice is used, and the UML notation is used for modeling.
2 Weeks Prior to Class:
Since classroom time is limited, preparation beforehand on both sides is key to success!
1. ICONIX (usually under nondisclosure) receives detailed information about your project. This gives our instructors time to study up on your project prior to the workshop so that when we walk through the door, we are already briefed and ready to work. This service is part of the workshop and is done at no extra cost.
2. Each student receives a free set of CD-ROM tutorials to prepare for the topics covered in the training course. This allows our instructors to spend less time on the basics, and frees up more time to actually apply the concepts being taught to your project.
Problem description -- Your company's team introduces the system and explains functionality, problem areas, goals and requirements. ICONIX expects to receive some written information on the system and reviews the written material before the start of the consulting session. This reinforces the material the instuctor has already reviewed prior to the class.
Introduction to Unified Object Modeling -- An overview of the object modeling activities to be performed and how they relate to the overall development lifecycle is presented. Special emphasis is placed on the differences in thought process between object-oriented decomposition, and those approaches such as functional and data-driven decomposition that may be more familiar to students.
Identification of domain objects and use cases - Development of an initial domain object model and identification of broad categories of usage scenarios.
This phase begins on Monday afternoon and continues through Tuesday and Wednesday. A more detailed description follows.
Days 2 and 3
Identification of domain objects and use cases - Development of an initial domain object model and identification of broad categories of usage scenarios. This activity is conducted as a brainstorming session using whiteboards and the chosen CASE tool.
UML class diagrams is used to describe problem domain objects, the associations between them, along with the attributes and operations of each object. Use Case diagrams are used to capture business processes and usage scenarios.
Development of the Use Case Model and Domain Object Model ia an iterative process carried out over the first two days. Exploration of the usage scenarios is used as a mechanism to uncover more details about the domain objects.
Morning: Lecture -- Dynamic Models:
Collaboration and State Diagrams
The various steps of dynamic object modeling using UML will be taught.
Afternoon: Lab -- Dynamic Models:
Collaboration and State Diagrams
The students are split into teams, with each team taking the appropriate use cases from the work session, and applies the techniques learned in the morning to identify objects and allocate behavior.
Day 5 -- Static Models at both the analysis and design level
The fundamentals of class modeling with UML, including generalization, aggregation, attributes, and operations at the analysis level, and detailed design constructs such as visibility, abstract vs concrete classes, etc. are taught.
Each team adds objects discovered during the previous day's lab session to the object model and begins to refine a portion of the overall object model that is most germane to their portion of the system to a design level.
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