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Visual Modeling with Rational Rose 2002 and UML by Terry Quatrani

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Consistency Checking

Consistency checking IS needed since the static view of the system, as shown in class diagrams, and the dynamic view of the system, as shown in use case diagrams and interaction diagrams, are under development in parallel. Because both views are under development concurrently they must be cross-checked to ensure that different assumptions or decisions are not being made in different views.

Consistency checking does not occur during a separate phase or a single step of the analysis process. It should be integrated throughout the life cycle of the system under development.

Consistency checking is best accomplished by forming a small team (five to six people at most) to do the work. The team should be composed of a cross-section ...

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