Top 5 UML Things You Should Know

What is involved in UML

Find out what the related areas are that UML connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a UML thinking-frame.

How far is your company on its UML journey?

Take this short survey to gauge your organization’s progress toward UML leadership. Learn your strongest and weakest areas, and what you can do now to create a strategy that delivers results.

To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.

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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which UML related domains to cover and 5 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

UML, User-mode Linux:

UML Critical Criteria:

Deduce UML governance and develop and take control of the UML initiative.

– How can we incorporate support to ensure safe and effective use of UML into the services that we provide?

– To what extent does management recognize UML as a tool to increase the results?

– Does our organization need more UML education?

User-mode Linux Critical Criteria:

Consolidate User-mode Linux failures and separate what are the business goals User-mode Linux is aiming to achieve.

– What are the success criteria that will indicate that UML objectives have been met and the benefits delivered?

– Do we monitor the UML decisions made and fine tune them as they evolve?


This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the UML Self Assessment:

Author: Gerard Blokdijk

CEO at The Art of Service |

Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

UML External links:

Sequence Diagram syntax and features –

Uml Distilled – AbeBooks

[PDF]UML Notation Summary (pdf) – University of Michigan

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