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UNIX for Razor Administrators
[ syllabus ]
This one-day class is highly recommended for individuals tasked with the configuration and administration of the Razor tool suite. It is a quick one day Unix overview and refresher. Topics covered include basic concepts such as terminal windows and the difference in unix shells. In addition, an overview of popular commands such as ls, cd, pwd, chmod, chgrp, ln, mkdir, rmdir, rm, man, cat, date, cut, and more is also provided. The course also covers an introduction to more complex utilities such as diff, sed, awk, find, mail and how they are used in basic Razor administration. This class is highly useful for Razor adminstrators on both the Unix and PC platforms. This class is not intended to serve as a comprehensive Unix course. It is a basic introduction for those who want to know a little more about Unix and how it is used to configure the Razor tool suite.

Razor & IssueWeaver User/Admin Training
[syllabus: End User ; Administration ]
This four-day course is intended for end users and administrators who are not familiar with Razor as well as experienced Razor users who want to learn how to install and configure the tool. Students will get an in-depth tour of the tool from both an end user and administrator's perspective. Heavily lab-oriented, this class provides students with all the details on configuring Razor to meet your specific requirements.

Implementing a Process with Razor
[ syllabus ]
This four-day class goes beyond learning the mechanics of administering Razor, and concentrates on proper CM practices (as implemented by Razor :-). Standards, practices, metrics, reports, and so on...

Product Lifecycle Management using LCSIS
[ syllabus ]
This four-day course is intended for product managers, project managers, product engineers and administrators who are not familiar with LCSIS as well as experienced Razor users who want to learn about LCSIS and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). The course covers installation and configuration of LCSIS and how LCSIS is applied to PLM concepts and principles with some emphasis on CM II standards and applicable configuration management methodologies. Heavily lab-oriented, this class provides students with all the details on LCSIS and how to apply it towards addressing specific PLM requirements.

Model Driven Architecture Design and Development
[ syllabus ]
This course provides participants with hands-on experience using Visible's Model Driven Architecture Design and Development product trilogy of Advantage, Analyst and Developer. Beginning with our integrated enterprise information architecture and component modeling tool set, participants will learn how to apply strategic planning, data modeling, process modeling, system design, and system implementation elements to the Model Driven Architecture. The resultant effort will yield a fully functional Microsoft .NET implementation.

SYLLABUS Unix for Razor Administrators (1 day)
  1. Agenda
    1. Introduction to Unix
    2. The different Unix shells
    3. Variables, Programs, and scripts
    4. Basic terminal commands
    5. More complex commands and utilities
    6. Statement composition
    7. Script flow control
SYLLABUS Razor End User Training (1 day)
  1. Overview
  2. Product Trilogy
    1. Issues
      • Description of Issue Main Menu
      • Description of Issue form
      • Filtering and sorting Issues
      • Text search in Issues
      • Associating Issues to file actions
      • Changing Issue Groups
      • Creating Issues
      • Labs
    2. Versions
      • Discussion of Groups and Folders
      • Files and States
      • Checking files in
      • Checking files out
      • Updating file in Versions
      • Branching files
      • Merging files
      • Relating Issues to Versions
      • Lab practicing the above
    3. Threads
      • 3 Ways of editing Threads
      • Steps to creating a Thread
      • Importing Threads
      • Extracting Threads
      • Lab practicing the above
    4. Command line functions
      • Razor help
      • Razor info
      • Renaming files
      • Lab practicing the above
SYLLABUS Razor System Administration Course (3 days)
  1. Day 1
    1. Installation
      • Razor and your network
      • Razor Database Server
      • Razor License Manager
      • Recommended Directory Layout
      • Things to consider for installation
      • Platforms
      • Razor and Environment Variables
      • Steps for Installation
      • Lab installing Razor
    2. Troubleshooting
      • Log format
      • Top 10 errors and how to prevent them
    3. Configuring
      • A discussion of the 11 Control files in Razor
      • Actions
      • Attributes
      • Bitmaps
      • Reports
      • Commands
      • Insensitive
      • Permissions
      • Problem_template
      • Solution_template
      • Options
      • Access_list
  2. Day 2
    1. Arsenal
      • A short review of Unix Shell Scripting
      • Discussion of Razor scripting utilities
      • rz_utils
      • Xdefaults files and Razor
    2. Implementation (Day 2 continues into morning of day 3)
      • Section where everything comes together. This section is composed of many short labs using the information learned in the previous days.
  3. Day 3
    1. IssueWeaver
      • Overview
      • IssueWeaver structure
      • Lab installing IssueWeaver
      • Discussion of IssueWeaver user validation
      • Rules files
      • Lab modifying the rules file
      • Styles
      • Changing Styles
    2. Wrap-up
SYLLABUS Implementing a Process with Razor (4 days)
  1. Day 1
    1. Laying the groundwork
      • Terms and definitions
      • Examine the standards
        1. ISO 9000
        2. Capability Maturity Model (CMM)
      • Discuss implications to your process
    2. Quick Razor Overview
      • Highlight Razor tools
      • Brief look at databases that will be used during the remainder of the course
    3. Peer Reviews
      • Requirements vs the standards
      • ISO 9000-1 Requirements for Reviews
      • CMM Requirements
      • Comparison of the requirements
      • What do the standards mean to me?
      • Our approach to satisfying the standards
      • Implementation of process enforcement
      • Reports/metrics
  2. Day 2
    1. Configuration Control Board (CCB)
      • Requirements vs the standards
      • ISO 9000-1 Requirements for CCB
      • CMM Requirements
      • Comparison of the requirements
      • What do the standards mean to me?
      • Our approach to satisfying the standards
      • Implementation of process enforcement
        1. 3 specific examples
      • Reports/metrics
    2. Software development
      • File control basics
      • File structure
      • Integration areas
        1. Common area vs work areas
        2. Keeping things up-to-date
      • Tracking changes
        1. Evolving controls
        2. Associating issues to activities
      • Parallel development
        1. Branching
        2. Merging
      • Reports and metrics
        1. Work in progress
        2. Volume of change
        3. Change logs
  3. Day 3
    1. Release Management
      • Aggregating files to system/subsystems
      • Baselines (threads) as related to issues
      • Extraction
      • Builds
      • Repeatability
        1. Automated extraction
        2. Automated builds
    2. Software Version Description Document
      • Relationship to standards
      • Enforcement of the process
      • Tools that help in the enforcement
  4. Day 4
    1. Roles and Responsibilities
      • Relationship to standards
      • Enforcement of the process
      • Tools that help in the enforcement
    2. Role Play
      • Set the stage
      • Play your parts
      • Produce reports and metrics
    3. Wrap-up
SYLLABUS Product Lifecycle Management using LCSIS Course (4 days)
  1. Day 1
    1. INTRODUCTION
      • Laying the groundwork
      • Terms and definitions
      • Examine the standards
      • ISO 9000
      • CM II
    2. INSTALLATION
      • LCSIS and your network
      • LCSIS Database Server
      • LCSIS License Manager
      • Recommended Directory Layout
      • Things to consider for installation
      • Platforms
      • Steps for Installation
      • Lab installing LCSIS
    3. ADMINISTRATION
      • Group Management
      • Access Controls
      • User Profiles
      • Utilities
  2. Day 2
    1. WORKFLOW
      • Electronic Workbasket Routing / Workflow Management
      • Workflow Critical Path Creation
      • Task Definition and Modification
      • Project Management
      • Project Creation and Launch
      • Workflow Assignment and Tracking
      • Electronic Workpackage
      • Statusing and Metrics
      • Scheduling Assistance Tools
      • Utilities
    2. CHANGE CONTROL
      • Automated Processing
      • Problem Reports
      • Change Requests/Proposals
      • Variances (Deviations and Waivers)
      • Electronic Workpackage Folders
      • Data Vault Access
      • Local/Network Access
      • Change Impact Assessment
      • Baseline Effectivity
      • Part/Documents Affected
      • Serial/Date Effectivity
      • Implementation Planning and Direction
      • Work-in-Process Status Tracking
      • Metrics
  3. Day 3
    1. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
      • Bills of Material
      • As Planned
      • As Built
      • Baselines
      • As Planned
      • As Built
      • As Modified
      • Indentured Parts Structures
      • Family Trees
      • Parts Hierarchies
      • Where Used Data
      • Parts Catalog
      • Comprehensive Tables
      • Customized Listings
      • Configuration Item Data
      • Standard Details
      • Customized Attributes
      • Item/Part/Document Cross Reference
      • Alternate Parts
      • Equivalent Parts
      • Superseding/Superseded Parts
      • Product Serialization
      • Assemblies
      • Subassemblies
      • Parts
      • Data Vault Access
      • Viewing
      • Redlining
    2. STATUS ACCOUNTING
      • Tracking/History
      • Serialized Parts Tracking
      • Maintenance History
      • Revision History
      • Customer Data
      • Metrics
      • On-Demand Reports
      • Bills of Material
      • Baselines
      • Family Trees
      • Change Status
      • Part Status
      • Where-Used
      • Vaulted Document Location and Status
  4. Day 4
    1. ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT
      • Access-Controlled Electronic Data Vaults
      • Product
      • General
      • User
      • Multi-Criteria Search Capability
      • Check-in/Check-out of Files
      • Version Control
      • Local Copy of Files
      • View and Redline
      • Preliminary and Formal Document Processing
      • Revision Histories
      • Current Status of Changes
      • Version Control
      • Automated Report Generation
      • Query and Search Capabilities
      • Parts Catalog
      • Data Vaults
      • Change Documentation
      • Serialization Location and Status
SYLLABUS Model Driven Architecture Design and Development Course (5 days)
  1. Day 1 - Overview of Platform-independent application models (PIMs) in vertical markets (e.g., health, finance, manufacturing, telecommunications)
    1. Target Platforms and PSMs
      • CORBA
      • EJB
      • .NET
      • Web Services
    2. Model Transformations
      • Model compilation
      • Approaches to retargeting
      • Executable models / code generation
      • Consistency/Traceability
    3. Products and Tools
      • Current State
      • Development Plans
      • Experience Reports
    4. Model Driven Architecture (MDA)
      • Process
      • Methodology
      • Standards
    5. Project Management
      • Product Certification
      • Staff Requirements
      • Determining Return on Investment
  2. Day 2
    1. General Visible MDA Design and Development
      • Goals and Objectives
      • Tool Integration Issues
      • Installation and Support
      • System Administration
    2. Strategic Business Planning
      • Creating and capturing strategic and performance planning elements
      • Organizing planning elements for single and multiple-level plans
    3. Business Analysis
      • Analyzing business and system requirements
      • Creating structure charts
      • Creating state-transition diagrams
      • Creating Data Flow Diagrams (DFD) to document business requirements
    4. Process Modeling
      • Modeling business events
      • Modeling business data processes
      • Generating and modeling data access processes
      • Reviewing process hierarchy
      • Reviewing data/process matrix
  3. Day 3
    1. Data Modeling
      • Building data models
      • Linking data model elements with planning elements
      • Creating Entity-Relationship diagrams (ERD)
      • Documenting key structures
      • Generating ERD's from DFDs
    2. Quality Assurance
      • Normalizing the data model
      • Synchronizing Keys
    3. Object Modeling
      • Creating class diagrams
      • Creating use cases
    4. System Design
      • Documenting physical characteristics
      • De-normalizing for performance
    5. System Implementation
      • Generating SQL for multiple RDBMS dialects
      • Generating Code
      • Generating for Visual Studio .NET
  4. Day 4 and 5
    1. Application Development
      • How to design business objects from a relational database design
      • How to build custom user interfaces that work with Visible Developer business objects
      • Writing business rules
      • Explanation of the common runtime objects (state, rules, views, etc.) and how to harness their power
      • How to build web applications with business objects
      • Final Implementation in .NET framework.
Note: Course material may be subject to modification, based on the needs, capabilities, and interests of the students.
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