Following these 5 rules will make your UML diagrams easier to understand, cleaner, and more consistent.
Although that has no effect on the actual model, it will improve the communication with the stakeholders.
Rule 1: Less is more
Large diagrams containing heaps of elements actually convey less information then small focussed diagrams.
When reading such a large diagram your audience will not know what to focus on, and since there’s too much on there to actually pay attention to all elements, they will quickly give up trying altogether.… Read more