UML For The IT Business Analyst, Second Edition / Edition 2

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598638684
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/18/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 372
  • Sales rank: 318,081
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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