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Ernani Medeiros

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standard for business use case and business actor
« on: March 17, 2010, 05:28:42 am »
Hi,

Im looking for the specification which stands the standard for business use case and business actor element model - the notation. Can anyone help me?

I see these two symbols being used for many authors but where this came from? They dont tell and the infrastructure and superstructure dont mention that.

Ive tried to Attach the .jpg with these two elements to avoid misunderstandings what Im talking about, but I dont know how to do this here. I hope someone can help me in it.

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Re: standard for business use case and business ac
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2010, 08:11:30 am »
They don't come from UML. I believe they come from Rational Unified Process.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2010, 09:40:48 am by simonm »
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Ernani Medeiros

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Re: standard for business use case and business ac
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2010, 08:24:31 am »
Ok. I guess I knew it but, didnt OMG aggregate it in UML Extensions in the past? I believe it is true, but where are these "UML Extensions" today? EA uses this notation also, so where it came from? What establish this?

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Re: standard for business use case and business ac
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2010, 04:38:12 pm »
We do support inbuilt extension stereotypes that cover this   - see:
http://www.sparxsystems.com/uml_tool_guide/uml_dictionary/business_interaction.html

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Re: standard for business use case and business ac
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2010, 04:26:34 am »
Well, I did my research and here is the summary:

1 - The OMGs documentation about the old UML Extensions is in: http://www.omg.org/cgi-bin/doc?ad/97-08-07.pdf;

2 - The UML Extensions is not supported by the OMG anymore; instead they are promoting Business Process Definition MetaModel (BPDM). The last issue about it was in 97/08/07 and now it is deprecated;

3 - Anyway the modern UML tool, like EA, stands for the two standards of notation, let's see:

3.1 - For EA see: http://www.sparxsystems.com/uml_tool_guide/uml_dictionary/business_interaction.html and  http://www.sparxsystems.com/uml_tool_guide/uml_dictionary/otherelements2.html.  , just like Dermot said.

4 - Basically, this is because many professionals, like me, still use the old fashioned UML Extensions, but still there are a few of them that uses BPDM; additionally, the modern tools ask for the compliance in which regard OMG standard.

Am I wright about? Any contribution?

I guess this close the ticket...  ;)