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Classroom - Business Modeling with the Unified Process
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There are too many examples of information systems that do not adequately support the needs of the business they are designed for. In this practical oriented course you will learn to effectively define and analyze business goals and derive requirements for information systems from these goals. Although the course spans the whole route from business goals to software requirements, the main focus lies on better deriving software requirements. During the course the Unified Process' Business Modeling discipline serves as a guide. This course is excellent for both starting and more experience information and systems analysts.

The Goal of this Course
After the course:

  • You know the purpose of Business Modeling and how to apply it
  • You have an understanding of the Unified Process' business modeling discipline
  • You are familiar with the work products of the Unified Process' business modeling discipline
  • You are capable of modeling business goals and business strategy
  • You are capable of modeling business processes and structures with UML
  • You are capable of indentifying business use cases and actors
  • You are able to develop and structure a business use case model
  • You are able to develop business use cases
  • You know how business modeling relates to requirements management
  • You know how business modeling can be applied to steer software development


You start this course with an introduction of the jargon, the advantages of object oriented business modeling (UML) and the possible applications of business modeling. Next you will investigate business modeling from different perspectives. You will successively learn to model business strategy, modeling different levels of business processes and steering software development.

Module 1 - Foundation

  • Structure of the course
  • Jargon & concepts
  • Advantages of object oriented business modeling

Module 2 - Unified Process Business Modeling

  • Overview of Unified Process Business Modeling
  • Applications of Business Modeling
  • An iterative approach to Business Modeling

Module 3 - Sample Project

  • Purpose and contents of work products
  • Iterative work product evolution

Module 5 - Business Strategy and Business Processes

  • Case overview
  • Balanced Score Card & Business Goals
  • Identifying Business Use Cases
  • Assignment - Iteration #1

Module 5 - Defining Business Processes

  • Detailling Business Use Case
  • Basic concepts in internal organization modeling
  • From Business Use Case to internal organization
  • Assignment - Iteration #2

Module 6 - Steering software development

  • Traceability business models and software models
  • From business models to software systems
  • Assignment - Iteration #3


No educational prerequisites
You do not need specific education in order to follow this course but a basic understanding of iterative development and requirements management are highly recommended. When you do not have this knowledge ready available, take one of our courses:

Our trainers are able to deliver this course in English, Dutch or French.

Duration and Investment

Course Duration
The duration of the course is effectively 3 days. On each day 2 out of 6 modules our presented. On request we can divide the 3 course days over a period ranging from 1 to 4 weeks.


  • The tariff for this course is € 1475,- per person,- excl. VAT.
  • Course materials are included.
  • In-company delivery and tailoring possible.
  • Tariffs may change at any time.



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