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Getting Results from Software Development Teams by Lawrence J. Peters and Lawrence Peters

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Selecting Appropriate System-Modeling Techniques

Regardless of the phase of the project involved, the first thing to remember about modeling systems is that these methods are tools in a toolbox. Each has been consciously created to accomplish a specific set of goals and emphasize a certain domain of information. The other important point is that rarely were any of these methods created because someone set out to create the ideal modeling method. In general, these methods were created to fill a void. They came into existence to solve the problem at hand rather than to solve a more universal set of issues.

An important role for the project manager in this area is one of leadership and decision making. Each member of the development team will tend ...

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