Why all this stuff?

… Because it may come in handy

Here are some documents and templates I use for my analysis work when the client or company I’m working for doesn’t have requirements and use case management tools like Rational RequisitePro or Enterprise Architect. Such tools are invaluable, but let’s face it, not all our clients have the bucks or need for these elegant management applications.

Using documents like these represent the manual way to manage the flow of information through a project, but we all face these types of engagements from time-to-time. Watching my server logs, I noticed the Use Case template being downloaded a lot. This gave me the idea of offering the templates I use the most with explanations on how I use them. The sort essays that accompany the documents are not intended to be instructional in the same way a UML information dictionary may be. I simply had fun sharing how I work and view my job.

Use the templates the way they are, or change them to fit your analysis style and client needs.

Hope they help make your job easier.

Project Definition
Workflow Diagram
The Use Case
Class Diagram
Sequence Diagram
Data Dictionary
Change Request
Test Script
Bug Report

About Larry

Larry Lawhead is a passionate Agilest with a love for coaching, mentoring and organizational transformation. Huge fan of the Lean Enterprise, LeSS, Theory of Constraints, systems thinking and of course the Toyota Production System. Avid learner. Deeply influenced by the works of Jeff Sutherland, Eliyahu Goldratt, James Womack, Craig Larman, Faith Fuller, Marita Fridjhobn and countless others. He is likewise a member of the team that brings the Agile Open to the Southern California. Above all else, he loves coaching teams and individuals. He believes creating a safe and empowered place for individuals and self-organized teams to develop brilliant solutions, shared vision, demonstrate compassion and desire to continuously improve brings life’s greatest rewards. Watching clients unfold into a greater sense wholeness, purpose and direction is the miracle coaching enables. This satisfaction leads to continuous self-improvement, curiosity and personal growth that Larry passionately embraces.
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