UML Extension for Business Modeling

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Summary:

This document defines the UML's extension mechanisms, namely Stereotypes, Tagged Values, and Constraints.

This document defines the UML's extension mechanisms, namely Stereotypes, Tagged Values, and Constraints.

See the UML Semantics document for a full description of the UML extension mechanisms. This section describes stereotypes that can be used to tailor the use of UML for business modeling. All of the UML concepts can be used for business modeling, but providing business stereotypes for some common situations provides a common terminology for this domain.

Note that UML can be used to model different kinds of systems: software systems, hardware systems, and real-world organizations. Business modeling models real-world organizations. This document is not meant to be a complete definition of business modeling concepts and how to apply them, but it serves the purpose of registering this extension, including its icons.

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Bill Curtis's picture Bill Curtis

 

Dr. Bill Curtis is Co-founder and Chief Scientist at TeraQuest, where he helps set business direction. Using his expertise in software process improvement, organization change, people management, and technology evolution, Dr. Curtis coaches management teams in how to orchestrate change, leads assessments of organization capability, and works with TeraQuest teams to craft appropriate programs for improving clients’ organizational maturity.

 

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