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Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and the Unified Process, Second Edition by Craig Larman

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7.4. NextGen Example: (Partial) Vision

Vision

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VersionDateDescriptionAuthor
inception draftJan 10, 2031First draft. To be refined primarily during elaboration.Craig Larman
    

Introduction

We envision a next generation fault-tolerant point-of-sale (POS) application, NextGen POS, with the flexibility to support varying customer business rules, multiple terminal and user interface mechanisms, and integration with multiple third-party supporting systems.

The analysis in this example is illustrative, but fictitious.

Positioning

Business Opportunity

Existing POS products are not adaptable to the customer's business, in terms of varying business rules and varying network designs (for example, thin client or not; 2, 3, or 4 tier architectures). ...

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