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Enterprise Modeling with UML: Designing Successful Software Through Business Analysis with CDROM (Addison-Wesley Object Technology)by Chris Marshall
Synopses & Reviews
The convergence of object technology and business systems methodologies has led to a new discipline: business engineering. The goal of business engineering is to improve the performance of an enterprise through formal modeling, the application of appropriate concepts, best practices, and information technology.
Written for practitioners interested in business systems and software applications, this book fuses object technology, workflow, data warehousing, and distributed system concepts into a coherent model that has been successfully implemented worldwide. Enterprises using these concepts are well-positioned to thrive in the emerging global business arena. Enterprise Modeling with UML describes specific methods for modeling large, complex, and adaptable enterprise systems, using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) to illustrate its concepts and components.
Enterprise Modeling with UML addresses in detail the four key elements of an enterprise model: purpose, processes, entities, and organization. Written from a business perspective rather than technical standpoint, the book covers such vital topics as:
Book News Annotation:
A book/CD-ROM guide fuses object technology, workflow, data warehousing, and distributed system concepts into a coherent model. Describes specific methods for modeling large, complex, and adaptable enterprise systems, using the Unified Markup Language (UML) to illustrate concepts and components. Addresses in detail four key elements of an enterprise model: purpose, processes, entities, and organization. The accompanying CD-ROM contains Java and XML examples. The author has managed the design and development of information systems using object technology for some 10 years.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Marshall fuses object technology, workflow, data warehousing, and distributed systems concepts into a single coherent model that is sufficiently simple for most readers to understand. Accompanying CD-ROM contains software tools and an extremely valuable set of business objects to support the analysis, design, development, implementation, and maintenance of enterprise-wide information systems using distributed object technology.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-238) and index.
About the Author
Chris Marshall has been responsible for initiating and managing the development of large scale, mission critical, enterprise wide systems since 1979. He is a member of a number of professional engineering and management bodies, and has contributed to the business object domain task force of the Object Management Group and to business object design and implementation workshops at OOPSLA. He has also contributed to the development of many business engineering components and tools, including the Rascal and BOMA product ranges, the RoseBOMA Link, which is a companion product to Rational Rose, and several enterprise application components. He was previously a general manager and director of a number of divisions of Barlows, then the largest manufacturing group in South Africa.
Table of Contents
(Each chapter concludes with a Summary.)
Structure of the Book.
Conventions Used in Book.
Introduction to Purpose.
What is a Business Process?
Process Design with UML.
Organizations, Systems, and Complexity.
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