Up until a few years ago there were many different modelling languages available to software developers. However, this vast array of choice only served to hinder communication and as a result the Unified Modelling Language (UML) was born. Although the UML has its roots firmly in the software world, the benefits of adopting a standard visual notation have been recognised in many other fields, not least of which is the field of systems engineering. This book concentrates on systems-based applications, rather than the traditional software applications that are more usually associated with the UML. Now fully updated to reflect the changes to UML for its version 2.0 release, this new edition has been substantially re-written and includes new material on systems architectures and life cycle management.
- Chapter 2: Modelling
- Chapter 3: Structural modelling
- Chapter 4: Behavioural modelling
- Chapter 5: The UML diagrams
- Chapter 6: Modelling standards, processes and procedures
- Chapter 7: Modelling requirements
- Chapter 8: Life cycle management
- Chapter 9: System architectures
- Chapter 10: Extending the UML
- Chapter 11: Tools
Jon Holt is the founder-director of Brass Bullet Ltd, a company specialising in systems engineering consultancy, services and training. He is actively involved in promoting systems engineering through the IET and other professional bodies.