October, 2007

UML Use Case Modeling – A Little Help?

Recently, I’ve been fortunate enough to participate in some very interesting training sessions relating to business process re-engineering, and UML modeling. Now, I have long understood the value of use cases, but have never fully leveraged them or taken advantage of some of the added features inherent in tools designed specifically for UML modeling. In my experience, for the fully-dressed use case, I typically just use a MS Word template with tables. For the diagrams, I just use the UML functionality inherent in Visio. Now that I’ve sat through some of the training, and gotten a quick peek at some […]

Does Humor on the Job Work for You?

As I’ve mentioned on this blog, I like to keep things as light and humorous as possible. That’s true in my personal life, and not markedly different in a professional environment. To me, keeping it light helps keep it in perspective. Obviously, there is a time for seriousness, and it is important to maintain a level of professionalism and to know and respect limits. However, I’ve found that one of the best ways to maintain my own sanity and to help those with whom I work to do the same is to try to look at the lighter side of […]