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Determine a Project Delivery Date from a UML Model in Minutes!

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"Your organisation has standardised on the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and you are using an iterative software development process. You’re planning the first production iteration of your software development project and now it’s time to publish a firm delivery date."

This tutorial provides a simple step by step guide to the estimation process, starting with a UML model in the Enterprise Architect CASE tool and resulting with a detailed project schedule in Circa.


There are 7 easy steps:

1. Import UML software artifacts from Enterprise Architect

2. Assess their size and complexity

3. Apply technology metrics

4. Account for any production activities

5. Profile the development team’s skill levels

6. Scope the first iteration

7. Schedule the first iteration

Project Plan in 60 Minutes


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Gillian Adens

Sparx Services UK (Hippo Software)

EA Consultant / Trainer
Gillian Adens is director at Sparx Services UK (Hippo Software), an authorised services partner for Sparx Systems for the UK and Northern Europe. Gillian studied joint honours Mathematics and Computing Science at Glasgow University and is a Chartered IT Professional Member of the British Computer Society. Gillian was one of the first adopters of UML and Sparx EA in the UK (using Sparx EA from V2 onwards). She is also an expert in BPMN and ArchiMate industry standard notations. Gillian currently provides formal training and consulting services to a wide range of organisations. She has considerable experience of software project management, analysis & design and assists clients with the adoption of processes, tools and technologies.
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