5 Steps to Draw State Machine Diagram

Visually capture the behavior of an object in a system using UML, a standard adopted worldwide. Clarify how different events drive transitions between states. Uncover unlikely yet possible problematic states.

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  • Bank Account
  • Electric Kettle
  • Email
  • Microwave oven
  • Sales
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  1. Define states

    Specify possible, meaningful conditions or situations an object might be in during its life time in a system.

  2. Describe states

    Tell others more in detail about what those states are with documentation for future reference.

  3. Draw transitions

    Draw directed lines to depict changes from one state to another.

  4. Define transition triggers

    Clarify what events kick off the transitions.

  5. Define guard conditions

    Place constraints that need to be met before a transition actually takes place - making a transition conditional.

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