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Uml In Business Administration

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  • Daniel Ionita

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    (Romano Britanica University, Bucharest, Romania)

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    The article elaborates weather UML, primarily used in software engineering, can be a useful tool in business modeling and administration. By analyzing the advantages the modeling language has to offer we find that UML is visual and object oriented and that it is useful in expressing structure, interaction and behavior as well. With its help managers and business people can build models and diagrams to help put things into perspective. “Case Study 1” shows UML can be used as an analysis tool in business modeling to help increase the complexity and depth of the event or project that is being developed. “Case Study 2” attempts to prove that UML can also be efficiently used in finding solutions to newly appeared problems in a business environment. Despite the practicality of the Unified Modeling Language there is still some criticism brought to it. Some programmers consider it to be hard to learn and some developers claim that it is too abstract. The article concludes that despite the minor drawbacks; due to its adaptability and complex visual models, it is a very useful tool that adds value to the modeling of business structures and processes.

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    Article provided by ScientificPapers.org in its journal Journal of Knowledge Management, Economics and Information Technology.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 1 (December)
    Pages: 6

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    Handle: RePEc:spp:jkmeit:1128

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    Keywords: UML; Unified Modeling Language ; Business Administration; Business Modeling; Diagrams;

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    1. Mioara Udrică & Teodora Vătuiu & Adrian Ghencea, 2011. "Issues Concerning the Use of UML Diagrams to Define the Underlying Process Model Simulation," Annals of the University of Petrosani, Economics, University of Petrosani, Romania, vol. 11(4), pages 305-314.

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