The Systems Modeling and Design workshop was held on 22nd to 26th August 2016 at Makerere University College of Computing & Information Sciences, Software Center. The workshop aimed at training staff to equip students in the School of Computing and Informatics Technology (SCIT) to deliver quality products as professionals and be more competitive in the market.
About 95% of the students at SCIT, both undergraduates and graduates, use UML as part of design in their projects. The staff needs to be able to supervise and examine these projects in a consistent manner. The training therefore aimed to improve the quality of teaching and assessment of final year projects.
UML is the most commonly used programming language for designing software systems. Good products must be delivered in a predictable manner, and UML provides the capability to analyze requirements, understand the product to be developed, and foster communication between stakeholders. The UML training code named ’Training of Trainers’ sought to equip teaching staff with refresher skills on design using UML so that students can also receive these practical skills
Teaching Staff of CoCIS and Universities in the region, including Kenya and Rwanda participated in the workshop. The trainer Mr. Roozbeh Mehrabadi is an experienced lecturer at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Tutorial sessions were held every day, with lectures in the morning sessions, and hands-on practical’s in the afternoon sessions. The training was fully sponsored by IEEE.