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UML for Mere Mortals® by Eric J. Naiburg, Robert A. Maksimchuk

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Growing Your Own

If you plan to scale a face of Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Everest, you certainly would want a well-trained team and some experts to guide your climb. This section helps you take those raw recruits you just selected and turn them into a well-prepared team.

The Training Trap

As you begin to take these first steps, though, don't fall into the training trap. We all get those glossy magazine-like advertisements from training companies that list dozens of classes you can take. I surveyed a few recently. Overall, about 85–90 percent of the courses listed were for programming languages. The promise is that you'll take the one-week course, and then you'll return to your cubicle and be able to start coding in the new programming language ...

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