IIBA®: International Institute of Business Analysis presents:
State Diagrams: The Glue to Hold Together Your Requirements
Explore both the simplicity and power of the state machine, a compact and powerful diagram that is easily understood by subject matter experts the first time they see one.
Although state machines have been around for more than twenty-five years and are a technique included in the BABOK since at least Version 1.4, they are woefully underutilized by business analysts.
State machines help you to identify and validate use cases, as well as providing excellent pre- and post-conditions for them. They identify events. Portions of a state machine provide important parts of class models. They identify business rules. And they are helpful in business process modeling. If your data elements include one or more status codes, you can represent them using a state machine diagram.
If you have to deal with insurance policies, contracts, licenses, physical devices, or other items with life cycles, this session is for you!
Audience: business analysts
Attendees will learn: how state machines assist with use case modeling, class modeling, event identification, business rules, and business process modeling, when state machines are appropriate, and the code words that indicate you should create a state machine.