This posts marks the start of wave of posts that I plan on doing in the days and weeks ahead. Below find a picture of the general topics that I plan on drilling into. I’ll likely veer off the path a bit here and there, but in general, the next wave of posts coming off my desk are going to be organized by the topics you see below.
Take note of the swim-lane titles ( “Understand The Code” etc. ). I’m planning on organizing the topics into themes or issues that those capabilities in the product are really meant to solve or address. For example, “Understand The Code” is a theme about understanding your existing system via code analysis and various visualization techniques and patterns. The end goal of that is to then be better armed to actually manipulate that code base to make it do some new feature that your customer has recently changed their mind about. ;)
As I flesh out these various topics with blog posts, I’ll be sure to come back to this post and turn the above Activity Diagram into an image map that links back to the post most relevant to the topic. That way, you’ll be able to more easily reference these topics in the future.
So with that, let me leave you get back to work. I’ve got a lot of writing to do. :)
[UPDATED: The “First-time Experience”, “Layer Diagram”, and “Custom Toolbox Items” are now linked to posts explaining those topics. ]
[UPDATED: “Team Build and Layer Validation” is now linked. 11/25/09 ]
[UPDATED: “UML Profiles” is now linked. 1/8/2010]
[UPDATED: “Custom Profiles” is now linked. 2/6/2010]