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22 May 2008

UML is screwed

This is a perfect summary of why UML is screwed. In fact, I would add in three more points to the list:

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All in all, UML is screwed.

Like many of the commentators on the post above, I use simple class diagrams and sequence diagrams to communicate. Usually as part of white board sessions. Despite many attempts, I now never use the UML meta model. The formalism in UML doesn’t help or interest me.

On a separate note, number 12 on the list in the original post is “Treat software development like manufacturing”. This might be my favorite fallacy of software development management. But that’s for a different post.

tags: modeling - uml