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Best Practices for Structuring an xtUML Project



This lecture is intended to introduce participants to the capabilities and practices needed for the administration of project teams using BridgePoint xtUML software. During this presentation two project structures will be emphasized: the monolithic structure often employed by small teams and the distributed project structure that emphasizes the use of inter-project references and is preferred by larger teams.

What You Will Learn

  • What are the elements of an xtUML project?
  • How are these elements structured in the host file system?
  • What structure is applicable to small teams of modelers?
  • What is an inter-project reference?
  • What structure is recommended for larger teams?
  • What are some common pitfalls?
  • What are the recommended techniques for avoiding race conditions?
  • What capabilities are available in Verifier that will help identify timing-related issues?

Who Should Attend

  • Systems Engineers
  • SW Engineers/SW Architects
  • HW/Electrical Design Engineers
  • Systems Designers
  • Projects Managers for Systems Projects  

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Dean McArthur

Dean McArthur is a Technical Marketing Engineer, working on the BridgePoint xtUML product line at Mentor Graphics. As such, he assists consumer electronics, automotive, and medical equipment companies use advanced systems engineering and design practices during the development of their latest products.

McArthur began his career in the telecom industry. Since then, he has been a product designer, an entrepreneur, and an academic researcher, producing two patents. An author of several technical publications, Dean received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He also holds an MS in Engineering from McMaster University.

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