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UML For The IT Business Analyst, 2nd Edition

  • Howard Podeswa
  • ISBN-10: 1598638688  |  ISBN-13: 9781598638684
  • 372 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005
  • © 2010 | Published
  • List Price = $ 39.95
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About

Overview

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.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.

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

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

The Business Analyst's Handbook  (ISBN-10: 1598635654 | ISBN-13: 9781598635652)

The Business Analyst (BA) plays an important role as liaison between business stakeholders and the technical team (software developers, vendors, etc.), ensuring that business needs are reflected in any software solution. Despite the importance of the job, there is currently no book specifically designed as a comprehensive reference manual for the working BA. The Business Analyst's Handbook solves this problem by providing a useful compendium of tools, tables, lists, and templates that BAs can use on-the-job to carry out their tasks. For example, you might be preparing for an interview session and use the book's checklist of interviewees to verify whether there is appropriate coverage of business stakeholders. Or you might be asked to review some diagrams and refer to the Glossaries of Symbols (organized by diagram type) for guidance. Or you may be asked to prepare textual requirements documentation and refer to the Business Requirement template for a list of artifacts and table of contents. Whatever your BA needs, the Business Analyst's Handbook places the necessary information right at your fingertips.

List Price = $49.99  | CengageBrain Price = $49.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $37.50

Student Supplements

The Business Analyst's Handbook  (ISBN-10: 1598635654 | ISBN-13: 9781598635652)

The Business Analyst (BA) plays an important role as liaison between business stakeholders and the technical team (software developers, vendors, etc.), ensuring that business needs are reflected in any software solution. Despite the importance of the job, there is currently no book specifically designed as a comprehensive reference manual for the working BA. The Business Analyst's Handbook solves this problem by providing a useful compendium of tools, tables, lists, and templates that BAs can use on-the-job to carry out their tasks. For example, you might be preparing for an interview session and use the book's checklist of interviewees to verify whether there is appropriate coverage of business stakeholders. Or you might be asked to review some diagrams and refer to the Glossaries of Symbols (organized by diagram type) for guidance. Or you may be asked to prepare textual requirements documentation and refer to the Business Requirement template for a list of artifacts and table of contents. Whatever your BA needs, the Business Analyst's Handbook places the necessary information right at your fingertips.

List Price = $49.99  | CengageBrain Price = $49.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $37.50

Meet the Author

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.