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A Real Visual Modeling Tool

In the past, people felt quite contented with a drawing tool for visual modelling, as "a picture worth a thousand of words". They didn't really care a shape such as class they created in one diagram will be possibly reused in other diagrams. They didn't care whether a change of class property in one diagram will be taken effect in the other diagrams.

A real modelling tool should not only be able to model a particular problem as a pictorial representation, but also allows to derive findings or summarize some model properties from one form in a diagram to other forms in some other diagrams. Sounds a bit abstract and theoretical, right? Let's go through this concept by several example:

Example 1: Maturity Analysis

Maturity Analysis and its tabular form
  • Maturity analysis with factors and stages
  • Auto transcribe factors in tabulated format
  • Auto calculate gaps between stages
  • Generate table with action or resolution to be taken column for remarks about actions and remedial works needed.

Example 2: 'Send to Backlog' (Scrum)

Send to Backlog

Multiple sources of "user features" derived from different diagrams in different forms could be sent to the story map backlog.

Use Cases of these model transformations in Visual Paradigm:

  • Between work items in the guide-through and JIT process
  • Apply Model Baggage to transform model properties from one diagram to others


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