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UML For Business Analysts


The OMG’s Unified Modeling Language (UML®) has become the de-facto standard for the analysis and design of software and systems. It helps modellers to meet customer requirements, collaborate during design, detect problems early, and reduce overall project costs.


This three day, hands-on course provides the foundation you will need to make the most of UML. It starts with an introduction to general modeling concepts, and then leads into the background and history of the UML. The key concepts of structural and behavioral modeling are covered in some detail through interactive, example-led workshops. These practical sessions ensure that you will be able to model following the course and thus see immediate returns on your training investment.

(also available with Sparx Enterprise Architect, contact us for more information)


  • Principles of structural and behavioural modeling.
  • Essential UML concepts, terminology and notation
  • The purpose and use of all UML diagrams.
  • How UML diagrams are organised, and the relationships between the diagrams.
  • How to use UML to model requirements and their related scenarios.


  • Provide an awareness of the principles and concepts of modeling.
  • Enable attendees to appreciate UML modeling techniques.
  • Understand how UML can be used to model requirements and their related scenarios.
  • Recognise the 13 different diagrams in UML.
  • Read and understand the basics of all the diagrams.
  • Select and apply the most appropriate diagram to fit your purpose.


Day 1:

  • Introduction to the UML
  • UML Diagrams
  • Structural Diagrams
  • Behavioral Diagrams
  • Use Case  Diagrams
  • Class Diagrams
  • Advanced Class Diagrams

Day 2:

  • Object Diagrams
  • Package Diagrams
  • State Diagrams
  • Activity Diagrams
  • Sequence Diagrams
  • Communication Diagrams
  • Timing Diagrams

Day 3:

  • Component Diagrams
  • Composite Structure Diagrams
  • Deployment Diagrams
  • Putting it all together
  • Workshop


Those planning to use UML or manage projects/staff where UML will be used, such as product managers, project managers, modellers, analysts, designers, programmers, quality assurance and testing personnel.

The course is not intended for those planning to use UML for technical design, development and testing of software systems.

"The course material was excellent"
Discovery Health

"The course was very educational, especially for a person like me who does not have a background in Business Analysis"
Dept. of Social Development

"Well presented and I've definitely got some value out of it"
Discovery Health

"I enjoyed it thoroughly"

"The trainer was the best trainer who is patient enough to explain everything in an understandable way until we understand clearly. I would recommend my colleagues attend this course"

"Enjoyed the course and it was insightful"






Courses are available on the public training schedule or on request for groups of five or more candidates. In-house groups may request EA modelling toolset-specific courses.


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  • Printed Course Manual
  • Textbook: UML Distilled by Martin Fowler


This pack includes:
  • Course Manual
  • Textbook: UML Distilled by Martin Fowler
  • Instructions/tips on using Google Hangouts
  • Headphones
  • Note pad
  • Pen


There is a 100% cancellation fee for cancellations made within ten working days of the start of the training event.

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