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UML For The IT Business Analyst

UML For The IT Business Analyst

ISBN 13: 9781598638684

ISBN 10: 1598638688

Author: Howard Podeswa

Pages: 372

Published: 06/18/2009

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Today, information-technology business analysts are often working on object-oriented(OO), Unified Modeling Language (UML) projects, yet they have a long way to go to exploit the technology beyond the adoption of use cases (just one part of the UML). This book explains how, as an IT business analyst, you can pull together all of the UML tools and fully utilize them during your IT project. Rather than approaching this topic theoretically, you will actually learn by doing: A case study takes you through the entire book, helping you to develop and validate the requirements for an IT system step by step. Whether you are a new IT business analyst; an experienced analyst, but new to the UML; a developer who is interested in expanding your role to encompass IT business-analysis activities; or any other professional tasked with requirements gathering or the modeling of the business domain on a project, you'll be trained and mentored to work efficiently on UML projects in an easy-to-understand and visual manner. This new edition has been completely updated for UML 2.2, and includes coverage of all the relevant new BABOK 2 knowledge areas. The new edition also covers various lifecycle approaches (non-empirical, empirical, waterfall, iterative, and agile) and their impact on the way project steps are carried out.
Note*: If you are buying the e-book version of this product, any CD/DVD supplement files referenced throughout the book can be accessed for free at our Companion Downloads page.
  • This new edition has been fully revised to include the new elements of BABOK 2 (Business Analyst Book of Knowledge 2) and UML 2.1.2.
  • Includes a set of ROSE files for optional use with the hands-on project. If the ROSE files are used, the reader will learn to use this tool to effectively document user requirements and business rules.
  • Cuts to the point and covers only what the Business Analyst needs to know to effectively use object-oriented technology.
  • Assumes no prior knowledge of business analysis, IT, or object-orientation.
  • Written for the beginner Business Analyst or Business Analyst student who wants to learn the skills necessary to perform their role on an object-oriented project.
  • Skills are presented in a clear, step-by-step, hands-on style using a real-world case study in order to teach the procedure for applying object-orientation and UML during business analysis.
Author Bio
Howard Podeswa
The author is a sought-after speaker at Business Analysis conference - most recently BA World San Francisco and Vancouver. He plays a leading role in the industry (Business Analysis), as designer of BA training programs for a number of large training institutions (Boston University, TriOS, Humber College, etc.), Subject Matter Expert for the NITAS BA program (co-sponsored by US Dept. of Labor and CompTIA), and reviewer of the profession's standard book of best practices (the BABOK, owned by the International Institute of Business Analysis). Podeswa, through his role as Director for Noble Inc., has provided BA services internationally to a diverse client base, including the Canadian military (MASIS), the U.S. nuclear industry and the insurance and finance sectors.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Who Are IT Business Analysts?
Chapter 2 - The Business Analyst's Perspective on Object Orientation
Chapter 3 - Steps of B.O.O.M
Chapter 4 - Analyzing End-to-End Business Processes
Chapter 5 - Scoping the IT Project with System Use Cases
Chapter 6 - Storyboarding the User's Experience
Chapter 7 - Life Cycle Requirements for Key Business Objects
Chapter 8 - Gathering Across-the-Board Rules with Class Diagrams
Chapter 9 - Optimizing Consistency and Reuse in Requirements Documentation
Chapter 10 - Designing Test Cases and Completing the Project
Chapter 11 - What Developers Do with Your Requirements
Appendix A - The B.O.O.M Process
Appendix B - Business Requirements Document (BRD) Template
Appendix C - Business Requirements Document Example: CPP Case Study
Appendix D - Decision Table Template
Appendix E - Test Script Template
Appendix F - Glossary of Symbols
Appendix G - Glossary of Terms and Further Reading