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Partner Event: IIBA: State Diagrams - The Glue to Hold Together Your Requirements
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When: Thursday, April 14, 2016
From 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Sun Life Learning Center
112 Worcester Street
Building 4
Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts  02481
United States
Contact: Todd Zilinski

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IIBA®: International Institute of Business Analysis presents:

State Diagrams: The Glue to Hold Together Your Requirements 


Explore both the simplicity and power of the state machine, a compact and powerful diagram that is easily understood by subject matter experts the first time they see one.

Although state machines have been around for more than twenty-five years and are a technique included in the BABOK since at least Version 1.4, they are woefully underutilized by business analysts.

State machines help you to identify and validate use cases, as well as providing excellent pre- and post-conditions for them. They identify events. Portions of a state machine provide important parts of class models. They identify business rules. And they are helpful in business process modeling. If your data elements include one or more status codes, you can represent them using a state machine diagram.

If you have to deal with insurance policies, contracts, licenses, physical devices, or other items with life cycles, this session is for you!

Audience: business analysts

Attendees will learn: how state machines assist with use case modeling, class modeling, event identification, business rules, and business process modeling, when state machines are appropriate, and the code words that indicate you should create a state machine.

Speaker: Norman Daoust, Daoust Associates

Norman Daoust founded his consulting company, Daoust Associates,, in 2001. He has trained more than five hundred business analysts for the Corporate Education Group, an IIBA endorsed educational provider. His consulting specializes in data modeling and database design, and healthcare electronic data exchange using the HL7 standard. His clients have included the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Veteran’s Health Administration (VA), the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and a Fortune 500 software company.

$15 for non-members.
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