March 24th, 2005

umlactor

[profession,quote,reading] The trivialisation of business requirements in visual modelling

An excerpt (section 3.1) from the paper "Literate Modeling" published by Jim Arlow and Ila Neustadt on their web site, which excerpt is actually a chapter from their book "Enterprise Patterns and MDA". I can't say I'm in complete agreement with the authors – however, their point certainly worth pondering.

The trivialisation of business requirements in visual modelling

We all know that some business requirements are more important than others. But often, you can’t tell from a blunt statement of the requirement just how important it is to the overall operation of the business. In order to appreciate the true importance of a requirement, you need to see it in it’s business context, but it is precisely this business context that is lacking in conventional UML models.

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