UML For The IT Business Analyst 2nd Edition
Howard Podeswa
ISBN-13: 9781598638684 | ISBN-10: 1598638688
© 2010 | Published |  372  Pages
Previous Editions: 9781592009121

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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.

  • 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

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

    • The Business Analyst's Handbook
      ISBN-10: 1598635654 | ISBN-13:9781598635652
      List Price = 49.99
      The Business Analyst (BA) provides an important role -- liaison between business stakeholders and the technical team (software developers, vendors, etc.) in order to ensure that business needs are reflected in any software solution. Despite the importance of the job, there is currently no book specifically designed as an on-the-job handbook for the working BA to make his life easier. The Business Analyst’s Handbook solves this problem by providing a small, concise, and useful compendium of tools, tables, lists, and templates that the BA can use on-the-job to carry out their tasks. For example, a BA 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 a BA might be asked to review some diagrams and refer to the Glossaries of Symbols (organized by diagram type) for guidance. Or the BA 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 a BA needs, he can be assured that with the handy Business Analyst’s handbook he will have the necessary information right at his fingertips.

    • 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.