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UML For The IT Business Analyst

UML For The IT Business Analyst
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Author: Howard Podeswa
Paperback: 372 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1598638684

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.


tlgalenson posted on Saturday, December 12, 2009 9:22 PM
I have the first edition of this book. This appears to be the 2nd Edition I heard about a month ago.

In the first edition, Unless you own Rational Rose or were pretty competent in another UML tool you were reduced to pencil & paper to practice the UML diagramming. I have been looking for a UML template that could do the things the old plastic flowchart template did since I am still learning Visio.

This book is clearly aimed at a I.T. BA not a developer. So I can't praise it too highly for that point.

isiah posted on Monday, December 14, 2009 8:05 AM
I do not own this book yet, however when I draw diagrams using Visio I simply put in the name of the artifact I need or simply type "bpmn" in the Visio search field to get them.
bbb910 posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 10:04 AM
I have read the first edition of this book. The book gives you a a practical experience with UML which is great for someone new or not familiar with UML. It also provides a great descriptions for object-oriented terminolgy that is easy to understand and provides a table with similar terms and how are they different.
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