Misconceptions wrt Analysis and Design

In my training programs, many times I have come across engineers who confuse "Designing" with "Drawing UML diagrams" like Use case, Use case diagrams, class diagrams etc.

Friends when I ask this question "How many people in the class believes that drawing UML Diagrams like Class Diagrams, Usecases , Useacse Diagrams is designing? Almost every one in the class raises thier hands. They are right as well because thats what they have read and thats what they have practised as well."

But friends ... ask yourself... think common sensically .... "Is it really designing?"

These diagrams are meant solely for the purpose of understanding and representation.

Drawing UML Diagrams is only a part of analysis and should not be confused with Designing.

We will discuss this problem in detail in the section meant for designing.

Hemant Jha
Founder - VPlanSolutions
Researcher, Trainer