Originally DEMO was taught as a master student course at Delft technical university. Both DEMO and market demands have developed since. Therefore, as of January 2015, the education program consists of 4 courses.
DEMO Awareness is the introductory course where one gets acquainted with the ideas and principles of the DEMO theory. This course can be given in different ways. Either a one-day course about the theory. Or a course of 4 evenings that consists of an overview of the theory and a number of cases, presented by people who use DEMO in their daily work.
In the 3 day DEMO Bachelor course the student learns all about the method, i.e. the way of thinking, the way of working and the way of modelling. Concerning the way of modelling, the student learns to make the Construction Model and the Process Model and understand the Fact Model and the Action Model.
After completing the course the student takes DEMO Bachelor exam. For in-company training it is possible to divide the course in six (half day) parts.
In the 3 day DEMO Master course the knowledge from DEMO Bachelor is deepened and broadened. Most notably the student learns to make the Fact Model and the Action Model himself. After completing the course the student will take the DEMO Master exam.
After completing the course the student will take the DEMO Master exam. For in-company training it is possible to divide the course in six (half day) parts.
To enroll in the DEMO Master exam it is mandatory to have passed the DEMO Bachelor exam.
There is no standard course to become DEMO Expert. The course is meant for people who wish to teach DEMO courses. Before applying the candidate is required:
- To be DEMO Master certified.
- To have recent experience in applying DEMO
- To have didactical skills.
The exam is a one-hour defense before a committee of DEMO Experts where the student needs to show he has the necessary skills and knowledge. One of the committee participants is Emeritus Professor J.L.G. Dietz, the creator of DEMO.
The DEMO Transaction
Central concept in DEMO is the transaction. The transaction encompasses all possible communication flows between two people about a product. Below is sneak preview of what is taught in the DEMO courses.