This post is a follow-up on “Bootstrapping A New Project”
I’ve written about “User Stories”, a tool that helps with expectation setting when working with (mostly) non-technical stakeholders.
Feedback on design is great for everyone involved, setup meetings with relevant parties to do DR (design review)
UML is complex, you don’t need to know it perfectly, start with what makes sense, and slowly pick up tutorials. Remember, its a visual tool that helps you communicate, not everyone who will look at your designs has the time (or cares for) to read throughly a book about UML and its specifics. In Einstein’s words “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
Design does not last. Nobody is going to update the design as the system grows and evolves. Having said that, can still be used a good reference.