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Developing Applications with Java™ and UML by Paul R. Reed

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This chapter lays the groundwork for how to start a project by creating a project vision. It shouldn't be surprising that this is where most projects take their first wrong turn. The project vision sets the stage for the project's Inception phase. As the first artifact to be produced, its importance should not be underestimated.

A project vision is driven by the following six key inputs:

  • The features that the system must support

  • The stakeholders who will fund and/or oversee the system's use

  • The actors who will interface with the system

  • A framework to identify business rules

  • The events that the system must be aware of and respond to

  • The constraints and risks placed on the project

The project vision also must put into place the administrative ...

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