Various UML Diagrams and their users

UML diagrams are critical for effective communication between various types of people involved in a typical software development or operation life cycle. Recently I was going through a course on Pluralsight and thought of blogging about my interpretation of the target audience for UML diagrams.

The following table summarizes which type of UML diagrams are suitable for which of these user groups.

Diagram Type Diagram Target Audience
Structural Class Diagram Business
Business Analyst
Architect
Developer
Component Diagram Business Analyst
Architect
Developer
Operations
Package Diagram Business Analyst
Architect
Developer
Deployment Diagram Business
Architect
Operations
Behavioural Use Case Diagram Business
Business Analyst
Architect
Developer
QA
Sequence Diagram Business Analyst
Architect
Developer
State Diagram Business Analyst
Architect
Developer
Activity Diagram Business
Business Analyst
Architect
Developer
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