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Course Outline for How To Understand OO

Course Chapters:

  • The Problem
  • The Solution
  • Combining Training and Real Work
  • Technology Overview
  • Stakeholders Viewpoint
  • IT Viewpoint
  • Bridging the Viewpoints
  • Business Concept Modeling (BCM)
  • Buy, Build, Adapt
  • Making the Turn!

Detailed Course Outline

Day Chapters & Strategies Topics
1 The Problem
Where most companies should be, how easily you can get there and how easily one could fail.
  • The nature of new technologies
  • Results that are now expected by the public
  • What older technologies do to your business
  • Why some organizations fail to make the transition
  • Leadership challenges
  • The fundamental reasons why you should succeed
1 The Solution
How a Business-Centric and Technology-Friendly approach can take you to the goal.
  • The power of Conceptual Business Analysis
  • Leading through involvement
  • Mastering the big picture
  • The special role of Training
  • The driving force that comes from work projects
1 Combining Training and Real Work
Learn how to trigger a powerful synergy between Training and real work projects.
  • The importance of training
    • Main disciplines and learning sequence
    • Sample curriculum
    • Building a Career Path for your staff
    • Keeping the training cost under control
  • The importance of practice at work
    • Using work projects as learning opportunities
  • Using new knowledge to solve great challenges at work
1 Technology Overview
How the business viewpoint is represented with OO notation
  • Chapter Objectives
  • The Business Perspective
  • The IT-compatible syntax
  • Objects are just Business Concepts
  • Business concepts, relationships and instances
  • Main players, and the big picture
  • Artifacts for Business Synopsis, Vocabulary, Functions, Concepts and Processes
  • Self-summary and Exercise
1 Stakeholders Viewpoint
The Business value as seen by Stakeholders, Business Experts, or Sponsors
  • Chapter Objectives
  • The Business Vision Model
    • Model
    • Offered Value
    • Assets Model
    • Self-Maintenance
    • Self-Evolution
    • Business Vision lab
  • The Business Model
  • What goes into IT models and what doesn't
  • How IT supports the Business Model
  • How the Business Models support the Business Vision
  • Self-summary and exercise
1 IT Viewpoint
What must be given to IT Experts so that they can play their technical role
  • Chapter Objectives
  • IT Perspective
    • Model
    • Business Concepts
    • Actors and what they do
    • Business Processes
  • Business Case: how a project may fail and why
  • Lessons learned
1 Bridging the Viewpoints
The approach and artifacts both sides clearly understand
  • Chapter Objectives
  • Artifacts Model - the big picture
  • Artifact definitions
  • Definition, Examples and Exercises for:
    • Business Synopsis
    • Business Vocabulary
    • Business Functions
    • Business Processes
    • Business Concepts
  • How the artifacts fulfill both the Business and the IT Perspectives
2 Business Concept Modeling (BCM)
The most powerful way to describe an organization's business concepts, rules and policies
  • Chapter Objectives
  • Overview
  • Examples
  • Model Elements; Theory, Syntax, Examples
  • BCM Decision Tree SM
  • BCM Case Studies; real-life Business Domains
  • Business Rules Engines
2 Buy, Build, Adapt
Once your IT requirements are defined through BCM you can build you system, and/or adapt it from legacy software or buy it new
  • Chapter Objectives
  • Building from scratch
  • Adapting from legacy system(s)
  • Using the power of BCM to decide whether there exists pre-build software that can meet your needs
  • Real-life industry examples
  • How to lead your organization through the decision steps
2 Making the Turn!
Engaging your whole organization's momentum to adopt the technology quickly and successfully
  • Your own Transition Plan
    • Designing your original plan
    • Attracting co-workers and sponsors
    • Letting your plan grow naturally
  • Letting your personnel provide the momentum
  • Integrating Training with concrete work projects
  • Balancing work between new and old systems
  • Organizing for the BCM to be done at an early stage
  • Cutting the transition time down to a fraction through the Domain Model
  • Organizing for reviews and prototyping
  • Staying far away from the 5 top mistakes
  • Lab: reviewing your plan as well as others'

Course Schedule and Location

  • How to Introduce OO On-site training - We come to your company to train your employees.
  • How to Introduce OO Public Class - You attend one of our courses offered in different cities.
  • How to Introduce OO Distance Learning - Learn straight from our instructors without leaving your office or home.

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