Application Modeling provides the tools
and techniques for specifying a system's requirements in terms of the activities
it must perform. The approach is based on the principle of modeling
essential requirements as distinguished from technological ones.
These are requirements that must be met regardless of the technology involved
in possible implementations of a system. The idea is to focus our
modeling effort on what has to be present for an application to
support the business requirements as opposed to what happens to
be present in a particular implementation.
An Essential Model:
In addition to Essential Modeling, which is
strictly an analysis discipline, the Application Modeling Workshop provides
techniques for modeling possible implementations. Depending on the
constraints involved, this model makes it possible to judge the impact
of different choices about an implementation.
Illustrates an application's partitioning
using a leveled data flow diagram set.
Identifies the structure and content of
inter- and intra- system interfaces using a composition dictionary.
Specifies algorithms and transforms that a
system must perform to support its activities. This may use various forms
of detailed specifications ranging from narratives to tables and state
Seminar ID: AMW
Duration: 4 days
The Application Modeling Workshop uses a combination
of lectures and workshops to present the tools and techniques of the disciplines
involved. It includes mini-exercises to give participants a feel
for the tools and a case study to provide them with a sense of the disciplines.
The case study may, at the request of the client, be a local application
During the seminar, we will:
Build an essential model for the case study.
Review the model for coherence and correctness.
Build an implementation model to support some
portion of the essential requirements.
Explore the transition to design with emphasis
on identifying and modeling domain interfaces.
Upon successful completion of the seminar,
the participant will be able to:
Distinguish essential activities from technology
Build an essential model for an application.
Use an essential model as the basis for an
Ability to read an information model after
a short introduction.
Who Should Attend?
The seminar is primarily directed towards:
The seminar can serve the needs of:
Information Systems Analysts
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