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What is STEPS Wizards?

Seamless Techniques Expressed in Prescribed Steps (STEPS) is a powerful and groundbreaking feature for software development. Like a recipe that tells you how to cook a meal, STEPS are recipes that lead you through a series of well-defined steps for conducting a particular (reusable) analysis or modeling pattern for certain aspect of your development process. Your team can reuse or choose the appropriate Wizard in your project from the default set provided by Visual Paradigm.

Use Case 2.0 STEPS Wizard

What you can achieve with STEPS Wizards?

We provide a rich set of STEPS Wizards that cover different parts and steps of software development. Listed below are the STEPS Wizards we provided. Click on the title of a Wizard to read its details.

STEPS Wizard Objectives
 Use Case 2.0
  • Identify the goals to be achieved as use cases
  • Identify the specific ways to achieve these goals as use case stories
  • Partition the stories into suitably sized pieces of work, known as use case slices
  • Produce a release plan
  • Plan out development tasks to be conducted in implementing the use cases
Develop MVC Sequence Diagrams from CRUD Model 
  • Identify business entities for problem domain using conceptual ERD
  • Identify business services required for the problem based in basic CRUD operations
  • Elaborate the business services into MVC multiple layers of usage scenarios using sequence diagrams
Develop CRUD Chart from DFD 
  • Interrelate processes and data stores with CRUD operations (CREATE, READ, UPDATE, DELETE)
  • Visualize the CRUD operations in a matrix format for further analysis
Competitive Analysis with Radar Chart 
  • Clearly displays the important categories
  • Clearly defines full performance in each category
  • Makes concentrations of strengths and deficiencies visible
  • Automatic transform data into tabular format for further actions and comments
Capability Maturity Assessment
  • Stock taking of capability of an enterprise in a holistic view
  • Visualize the capability level of an enterprise as a whole
  • Identify what areas of the enterprise are required to increase or optimize capability
  • Identify the architectural focus areas that will support the development of the architecture
Capability-Based Transformation Planning
  • Stock taking of capability of an enterprise in a holistic view
  • Identify the transformation strategy required to realize each of the capability
  • Identify what action(s) are required to perform during the transformation

To learn how to use these STEPS Wizards in Visual Paradigm, read the article How to use STEPS Wizards?.