Business Patterns w/UML (OMG): Business Patterns at Work
"Eriksson and Penker have not just written another patterns book; this is a significant contribution to the key field of business–IT alignment. While capturing profound academic insights, what makes the book so refreshing from a practitioner′s viewpoint is the richness of accessible, down–to–earth examples and its pragmatic, unpretentious style."–Paul allen Principal of CBD Strategies and Architectures, Sterling Software
"UML may have been designed by and for software engineers, but Eriksson and Penker have defined a practical extension to UML for describing business processes. They put this extended UML immediately to use with a gallery of common business patterns that should jump start any BPR effort."–Philippe Krchten, Director of Process Development Rational Software
"This book is a marriage between proven business modeling concepts and the techniques of UML. It provides real–world strategies for developing large–scale, mission–critical business systems in a manner accessible to both software and business professionals."–ScottW. Ambler, Author of Process Patterns
Following up on their bestselling book, UML Toolkit, Hans–Erik Eriksson and Magnus Penker now provide expert guidance on how to use UML to model your business systems. In this informative book, key business modeling concepts are presented, including how to define Business Rules with UML′s Object Constraint Language (OCL) and how to use business models with use cases. The authors then provide 26 valuable Business Patterns along with an e–business case study that utilizes the techniques and patterns discussed in the book.
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The Unified Modeling Language is an object oriented language specifically designed to model business processes. Although it only dates back to 1997 UML is becoming increasingly important through its association with IT and information systems. A major problem for business support program authors is a lack of precision in their knowledge of the way the business itself works. UML can be used to model every aspect of a business and provide the scaffolding on which support programs are built. Business models are also useful for identifying areas where the business efficiency can be improved, redundant activities and areas ripe for hardware or software automation. Many business processes are complex and come in the form of assumptions staff pick up by osmosis. Defining rules for these often hidden processes can be tricky. In Business Modeling with UML, authors show you how to define usable business rules with UML's OCL (Object Constraint Language).
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