New to Modeling?

These resources will give you a good grounding in the basics of modeling in general, but with a leaning towards UML. Here we have collected some of our papers, videos, and examples, as well as some outside resources.

Video Tutorials

We have a library of video tutorials to help get you started modeling. Each video is succinct, clear, and one of the easiest way to learn how to both model, and use Astah.

Class Diagram VideoActivity Diagram VideoTeam Collabration Vidoe
Modeling in the Agile Age

Learn the role Modeling plays in the Agile and Scrum world.

Blog Post - PDF

Starting an Applicaion Model

Understanding a Dispersed System with an Application Model

Continuous Modeling

Synchronizing the Mental Model & Code Base in your Development Team.

Utilizing Mind Maps in Software

Effectively utilize Mind Maps in Software Development.

Zen & the Art of User Needs

Using Mindmaps to define and document User Requirements in an Agile Environment.

Are You Modeling

Are You Modeling is a YouTube series hosted by our own Kenji Hiranabe, CEO of Astah, and the face of Agile in Japan. Kenji, alongside a host of other important figures in the community discuss the application, theory and history of various modeling practices.


3rd Party Resources

We are just a small part of a pretty big movement. Modeling isn’t a new idea, and there are a lot of resources out there. Here are some that we think are pretty helpful.

Object Management Group

Check out OMG