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Testimonials for UML Training: OOAD & UML with Patterns

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"The instructor gave excellent presentation, kept up the pace for everybody and was able to grasp and answer questions in very clear manner."
Chandrika Nagalingam
Sr. J2EE Consultant
"The exercises were extremely helpful in understanding the different patterns. I can apply the newly acquired skills right away. Taking the class remotely was extremely useful. The instructor expressed very good communication skills. Explanations were always very direct and clear. The class was perfect."
Leyla P.
Senior Software Engineer
CBS
"The instructor was an excellent communicator as well as an expert on the subject matter. I was impressed with the mix of concepts, real life examples and workability of exercises."
Tim L.
Manager - Application Architecture
WE Energies
"In this course, I've been most impressed with the pacing and how thoroughly prepared the materials and the instructor have been."
Gene K.
Software Engineer
AchieveGlobal
"I was most impressed with the process of concept modeling. It seemed to be something that gets overlooked or brushed over by the IT department. It presents a challenge to JRules projects because they are often led by the IT department or a 3rd party vendor that views working directly with business as a threat. I learned new ideas about how to improve the data track of our methodology. Knowing more about how to do concept modeling should make it easier to build the user's vocabulary".
Darren D.
Project Manager
ILOG
"The teacher was very knowledgeable and had the ability to elaborate on complicated ideas. My main benefit from the class is that I've gained an idea of how to implement a Domain Model."
Bob C.
System Analyst
Lincoln Financial
"I enjoyed the business concept modeling. The way I have done analysis in the past is directly at the design stage, trying to do the E-R diagram out of my analysis. But understanding BCM and representing the analysis in terms of BCM was a great learning experience for me. It just showed me if we focus on 'what', how much easier it's to get to 'how' and implement it. I found the instructor to be very knowledgeable on the subject matter, talking always to the point, very patient, and involving all participants in the study."
Laxmi B.
Information System Specialist IV
State of NV, DETR
"I enjoyed the way different patterns were presented, how they were built on each other, and how implementing one pattern over another simplified the code. The labs reinforced the concepts. I expanded my knowledge and techniques to be able to apply it in work situations."
Cory D.
Lincoln Financial
"The instructor had remarkable knowledge and breadth of experience. He also had a very good ability to explain the subject matter. This course has given me a new tool set to use in dissecting customer business."
Josh W.
Business Policy Consultant
ILOG
"I found it was a good refresher on Java coding. I have gained good knowledge as far as translating domain models into application designs."
Edward M.
System Analyst
Lincoln Financial
"[Francis Mossé] handled many difficult questions in an exceptional manner... our group was extremely difficult to teach (several experienced people with strong convictions)... Francis somehow kept us from killing each other and allowed all of the comments to be received and considered."
Rick B.
Gateway
"It was perfect! The real-life case studies were all excellent. All software engineers would greatly benefit from this course."
Ravi G.
Senior Systems Analyst
Convergys
"I liked how each concept was broken down into 'learnable' components and that each lesson built upon the previous. The instructor possessed strong presentation skills."
Sara T.
TransUnion
"I liked the instructor's personality, knowledge, and ability to communicate the concepts. After taking this class I feel that I can model complex domains in my sleep!"
Jeff S.
Software Engineer
Quantum Data
"The instructor was able to present complex issues in an easy to understand manner. The pace was good, and I liked the alternation between lectures and exercises. This class has taught me to represent a business in a structured way."
Cecile P.
Applicant
ILOG
"The instructor's main strengths are his knowledge of modeling and concepts. He comes across as an expert in this field."
Logan K.
Information Consultant
WE Energies
"Francis has excellent knowledge of UML plus good experience in the real world making it work with real company problems. The knowledge gained during the course revealed the ease with which a complete picture can be drawn once the problem statement has been agreed upon, and how quickly the relational model falls out of this."
Charles B.
Lead Systems Analyst
Chevron
"I was impressed with the depth of knowledge of the instructor, and his clarity of expression. I also appreciated the one page guides that we received to help us in the future."
Julie H.
Consultant
ILOG
"I've enjoyed being able to see data and process in a new light. I was shown how it could be less procedural, and more object based. The presentations were clear, and examples were related to real world scenarios."
Paul N.
Manager
TransUnion
"The instructor was a great communicator. He was able to convey the concepts very concretely. The course has given me the tools that I need to build a permanent solution to a given business problem, rather than a temporary fix."
Gary E.
Senior Systems Analyst
Convergys
"The instructor was able to tie in practical experience and knowledge to keep the course very pragmatic and relevant. From this course I've gotten a new weapon in modeling complex systems to derive patterns of simplicity and break problems into more manageable entities."
Eric H.
Senior Software Engineer
Quantum Data
"The course materials were great! I really liked the manual, cheat sheets, examples, and real-life case studies. Plus, I thought the instructor was very knowledgeable &ndash his experience with many companies has given him a very practical understanding of the subject."
Eduardo R.
Consultant
ILOG
"The instructor was engaging with the students, and had a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. After taking this course, I will be able to interact with projects/teams that will be using UML."
Greg R.
IT Applications Consultant
WE Energies
"The Object Modeling methodology we've learned in the OOAD course [taught by Object Discovery Corporation] was very appropriate to our corporate OO development needs. We've been using it since then in all our projects!"
Frances B. and Steve B.
Senior Systems Analysts
Advanced Information Management, Inc.
"In this course I've been most impressed with the clarity of concepts. The instructor's main strengths were his experience out 'in the field', and his ability to merge that with the course material."
Ramdas M.
Project Manager
ILOG
"The instructor gave relevant examples with thorough explanations. He had both great communication and knowledge."
Christine R.
Programmer/Analyst
Convergys
"The instructor showed patience and gave thoughtful answers to our questions."
Marc S.
Software Team Leader
Quantum Data
"The instructor was extremely knowledgeable, and made the class fun with his humor! I enjoyed the division of course work between lectures and hands on activities. My overall rating of this course is excellent!"
Karen G.
Senior Information Consultant
WE Energies
"The instructor made abstraction seem so simple. I enjoyed learning how complex models can be expressed simply with modeling. I found the lectures and explanations to be clear and thorough."
Ryan H.
Application Developer
Trane Corporation
"The instructor always made sure that everyone understood the concepts. All questions were answered clearly. I was also impressed with the diagrams used. Good presentation!"
Anne V.
IT CS Consultant
WE Energies
"I liked the instructor's expertise and business experience which clearly illustrated the examples in the exercises. He also had the ability to analyze and explain concepts and answer questions."
Michelle W.
Programmer/Analyst
Convergys
"This was a much more thorough and detailed explanation of analysis and design than I've EVER received in the past. The professor was very experienced, and was able to meet the needs of our diverse class. I really liked the examples illustrating the concepts!"
Holly S.
IT Applications Consultant
WE Energies
"I'm impressed with how the OOAD concepts were presented. The instructor understood where the audience was and presented the material in a positive, real world manner."
Sr. Information Specialist
"Mr. Mossé tied together the concepts of object-oriented analysis & design that I have read about but struggled to fully understand."
Sr. Information Specialist
"Francis has patience and a thorough knowledge of the subject. The course book and exercises were great. This class beat the heck out of the last class I had on the subject."
Sr. Programmer
"Very impressive! I came into the course with a lot of apprehension about my ability to understand the subject. This turned out to be completely unfounded, as the professor was able to relate technical concepts with ease. The course materials were excellent, and the instructor showed a lot of 'real world' experience. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone else!"
Brian C.
Developer
WE Energies
"The instructor had clarity and in-depth knowledge of the subject. Thanks to this course, I'll be able to do BCM with more confidence."
Faisal A.
Staff Consultant
ILOG
"The instructor really cared that we understood everything. His explanations were thorough and complete. Plus, the real-life case studies were right on target and taught me a lot. I would definitely recommend this course!"
Cynthia C.
Programmer
Trane Corporation
"I was impressed how the use of practical examples clarifies the OO concepts."
Bob C.
Software Engineer
Andersen Windows
"Francis Mossé's depth of knowledge impressed me. He challenges people in a way that helps them to begin to think/learn."
Sophie C.
Business Analyst
Compucare
"I no longer fear the Object-Oriented approach! This is because the instructor was so knowledgeable and explained everything so clearly. Everything was so well organized."
Christine M.
Computer Systems Specialist
WE Energies
"I actually understand this stuff now."
Mike C.
Lead Enterprise Architect
Chase Manhattan
"The instructor has the ability to express complex topics in an easy way. He was very patient with students' questions."
Soham D.
Senior Software Instructor
CIBER
"I was most impressed with how the course material helped me formalize as well as organize my thoughts with respect to design and analysis."
Ron V.
Cabletron
"I was most impressed with the ability of the instructors to understand what the students were really asking -- even when the student's questions were not clear."
Dave D.
Health Systems Integration, Inc.
"I feel that I've learned how to systematically implement concepts into good programs which can be used to organize/model 'real life problems'."
Vincent F.
Tester
Vital Images
"I was impressed with Mossé's knowledge, patience, and ability to deal with students at all levels of understanding. The [Object-Oriented Analysis and Design course] was well-paced and well-organized."
Karen F.
Health Systems Integration, Inc.
"I've been impressed with the course material. The instructor had great knowledge and experience. My overall rating of the course is excellent."
Alka M.
Senior Manager, Architecture
TransUnion
"I was impressed with how the instructor paced the class to fit the student's learning rate. [The Object-Oriented Analysis and Design course included] a thorough explanation of abstract concepts. The instructor reinforced these concepts with real examples."
Ron F.
Health Systems Integration, Inc.
"I feel I could start a substantial OOAD & UML Project now. I liked how knowledgeable the instructor was. I appreciated his ability to communicate the concepts to us, and how he quickly understood my questions. I would say that the instructor performed perfectly!"
Paul Y.
Developer/Analyst
Trane Corporation
"With OOAD & UML, you can see how processes can be represented in a concise way using a fairly simple language. This will make me better at designing programs, modeling the requirements, and communicating with the user."
Shawn G.
Web Architect
Green Tree Financial
"This course in OOAD now gives me a methodology for expressing concepts that I've not been able to articulate or diagram with other analysis and design techniques, such as E-R and SADT."
Doug G.
Programmer
Grimes Software and Consulting
"I came to class without any understanding and left with a fairly good knowledge of how to apply Object Modeling."
Sandy K. H.
Knowledge Base Associate
Cummins Company
"I found the Essentials of Object Modeling course valuable for two reasons: firstly it showed me a simple language which I can use to model complex systems in a clearer and more complete fashion; secondly the course made the Object-Oriented Programming Paradigm much clearer to me, and serves as an excellent aid to C++ development."
Rob H.
Software Engineer
Telegroup, Inc.
"I was impressed with the knowledge level of the instructor, especially involving real life experiences. I've learned a lot in a week and have a much better understanding of OOAD."
Brenda W.
Senior Analyst & Developer
Trane Corporation
"I felt the course environment was perfectly adapted to this two-day intensive program Object Discovery offered to us. The Essentials of Object Modeling gave me a quick start to greatly improve my OO skills, and created an increased interest in the technology. The sophisticated workshops brought me a much deeper understanding of the Object Modeling Principles. Now I feel ready to dive into advanced OO concepts."
Peter J.
Senior Software Engineer
Telegroup, Inc.
"I was most impressed with the ability of the instructors to deal with inattentiveness, rudeness, and disparate interests and learning rates."
Glenn K.
Cabletron
"In the Object-Oriented Analysis and Design course, the instructor demonstrated a deep knowledge of the subject, combined with excellent interpersonal skills and a good class 'awareness' (i.e., pacing, relevance, etc.)"
Greg L.
Health Systems Integration, Inc.
"This was clearly the best training course that I've ever taken! The quality of the course materials and the pace at which it was presented was excellent; everything was covered and in a profound way. I can't say enough about the trainer - Francis is able to take information and turn it into real knowledge, which will be beneficial for both my company and our clients."
Tim M.
Project Analyst/Programmer
Integrated Network Solutions
"The instructor has a very deep understanding of the subject. He is able to express principles and examples clearly."
Larry M.
Director Engineering Specs
Cummins Company
"What I liked about the instructor was his ability to express subtle concepts clearly and think quickly (yet deeply) on his feet. I also liked his courteous, gracious, and uplifting, encouraging manners."
Jim O.
3M
"This course has increased my interest in the subject matter. I also thought the exercises were very effective."
Brian K.
Senior IT Consultant
WE Energies
"The Essentials of Object Modeling is an important course for managers who are going to be working with developers. It provides a very clear common ground to analyze and understand the most important phases of software development which normally are the exclusive domain of developers. The course allows me to effectively participate in that crucial phase which is Object-Oriented Analysis and Design, since I now have the required Object Modeling skills."
Mario O.
Project Coordinator
Telegroup, Inc.
"The instructor had the ability to convey the basic concepts of object technology, especially the analysis and design components, and the application of them to real business situations."
Michael Perlman
Consultant
PricewaterhouseCoopers
"The course structure and presentation was very good, and you felt comfortable in an environment where there was an openness to new ideas. After learning the concepts and how easy it really is, I feel I now have the tools available to me to tackle complex problems."
Scott Peterson
Support/Software Engineer
HIMSA
"I'm now equipped with skills to start OO Analysis. I have an understanding of how to think more clearly for object design."
Laura Peveler
Systems Analyst
Chase Manhattan
"The instructor had strong teaching skills and thorough knowledge of the subject matter. I would recommend this course to others."
Leon C.
Senior IT Consultant
WE Energies
"The material presented [by the instructor] was logical and made sense from the very beginning."
Janice R.
Health Systems Integration, Inc.
"I was impressed with how OOAD makes the problem so much clearer and easier to solve. The instructor presents the marterial in a way that is easily understood. I will apply what I have learned immediately in my job as a Delphi Programmer analyst."
Lee Ann S.
Programmer.Analyst
Greenheck, WI
"Object Modeling is something which should be used for all organizational tasks. It would be so short-sighted to think of it only as a Software Engineering tool."
David S.
Quality Assurance Engineer
Telegroup, Inc.
"The instructor was knowledgeable and had the ability to quickly grasp our specific business concepts."
Barbara S.
Product Manager
Compucare
"I was impressed by the ability of the instructor to convey the principles of OOAD and UML to myself and to others."
Doug W.
Lead Systems Analyst
Chase Manhattan
"The case examples and exercises were very helpful in learning OOAD. I was impressed with how this methodology takes projects that seen overwelming and makes them understandable. Francis used very good examples from his experiences. Also, he can monitor our pace and slows down or speeds up accordingly."
Melissa Z.
Programmer/Analyst
Greenheck, WI
"I had numerous attendees in the OOAD class tell me how much they appreciated Francis! I really think it's safe for me to say he's Retek's number one choice in instructors! Please pass this on to Francis. Thanks!"
M. N.
Manager
Retek Inc
"In this course I've been very impressed with the flexibility of the analysis model. I found the instructor skilled in communicating ideas in a fresh manner. The emphasis was put on looking at the problems top down, and not getting lost in details."
Bill R.
Senior IT Consultant
WE Energies
"Just wanted to give a big recommendation for Francis Mossé and the OOAD class last week. That guy is tremendous. He taught a amazing amount of information in such a short period of time. The synergy in the class room was impressive. Everyone seemed to be understanding these very complicated principles. [...] There are quite a few variations in the OOAD standards. The variations are subtle but worth noting. I mention this because based on last week's class the Programs Office will use Mr. Mossé's variant of OOAD for the Retek Methodology. Robin asked me to contact you with this recommendation. We would like to see Francis Mossé return to Retek and continue his education for our employees."
Bill G.
Manager
Retek Inc.
"The instructor's main strengths are his expertise in the field and his ability to tie-in real-life examples to the theory of OOAD, thus helping the student to understand OOAD concepts."
R. Z.
Systems Analyst
Retek
"I found the lectures and explanations clear and thorough. Exercises were effective, and the real-life case studies were right on target. The course taught me a lot. Great training!"
Jim S.
Senior IT Consultant
WE Energies
"I was most impressed with the instructor's ability to make the subject matter easy to understand. Instructor was always positive, and demonstrated great knowledge. I thought it was a great mix of working on problems by my self and also in teams. I highly recommend this course!"
Gary H.
Systems Analyst
WE Energies
"I enjoyed the instructor's enthusiasm for the course content. He had a lot of familiarity with the subject, and successfully imparted the knowledge to me. I rate this course as 'excellent'!"
Andy Z.
Senior IT Applications Consultant
WE Energies
"The instructor had a remarkable ability to understand any question asked by anyone, no matter what their background. He gave clear answers, even if the students didn't know how to exactly phrase their enquiry."
Paulo D.
Information Consultant
WE Energies
"This course showed me the ease with which a business process can be broken down into a model. The instructor's wide experience, coupled with effective hands-on class exercises, allowed me to receive a much clearer understanding of how to express my company's business model. "
Michael M.
Information Systems
Murphy Bank
"I was very impressed with how easy it was to grasp the concepts. The course layout was very good: very precise presentations. I especially liked the use of real life examples to show how the concepts work. I highly recommend this course to others!"
Carlos G.
CSS Information Consultant
WE Energies
"The instructor made the subject interesting and thought provoking through real business examples, which I thought were very well chosen. I would highly recommend this course to other people."
Shana S.
Functional Consultant
WE Energies
"I was impressed with the real life examples used by the instructor. The instructor walked us through the exercises and used examples that were well chosen and relevant. I rate this course as excellent !"
Mike B.
WE Energies
"I liked the ease with which complex concepts were taught. He (the instructor) took complex concepts and conveyed their meaning in a way we all understood. I now have a method by which to organize the often overwhelming process of requirements analysis"
Tara M.
Business Analyst
Convergys
"The instructor had a solid understanding of OO concepts, depth and breadth of knowledge, and lots of experience. This course has really increased my interest in the subject matter."
Carl S.
Senior IT Applications Consultant
WE Energies
"I was impressed with the instructor's knowledge and experience. His style of teaching was very effective, and has made me good at creating class diagrams."
Fudong W.
Consultant
ILOG
"This class has taught me how easy it is to use OOAD. I now feel I have a good understanding of it. The exercises were very effective and well thought out. It was a very well organized course."
Greg W.
Team Leader Applications
WE Energies
"I've enjoyed learning how to define associations and association classes. I liked the instructor's clarity – he really knew the subject and used a lot of great examples."
Elie A.
ILOG
"The instructor had a great understanding of the subject matter. I feel I now understand modeling techniques."
Ken N.
Information Consultant
WE Energies
"I liked how the instructor was able to integrate modeling and business consulting in a great package. This course improved my ability to think about business processes and model them so improvements can be made."
Tim A.
Product Development Consultant
TransUnion
"The instructor was able to answer questions with real good examples based on real world scenarios from his experience. Now I can go next Monday to my next client and draw a class and activity diagram!"
Subramanian H.
Project Manager
ILOG
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