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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