UML for the IT Business Analyst

Author: Jerry Lee Jr. Ford
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1435455304
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

UML for the IT Business Analyst

Author: Howard Podeswa
Publisher: Premier Press
ISBN: 9781592009121
Format: PDF, Docs
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The IT Business Analyst is one of the fastest growing roles in the IT industry. Business Analysts are found in almost all large organizations and are important members of any IT team whether in the private or public sector. "UML for the IT Business Analyst" provides a clear, step-by-step guide to how the Business Analyst can perform his or her role using state-of-the-art object-oriented technology. Business analysts are required to understand object-oriented technology although there are currently no other books that address their unique needs as non-programmers using this technology. Assuming no prior knowledge of business analysis, IT, or object-orientation, material is presented in a narrative, chronological, hands-on style using a real-world case study. Upon completion of "UML for the IT Business Analyst" the reader will have created an actual business requirements document using all of the techniques of object-orientation required of a Business Analyst. "UML for the IT Business Analyst" puts together all of the technology pieces needed to proficiently perform the Business Analyst role.

UML for the IT Business Analyst

Author: Howard Podeswa
Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
ISBN: 9781598638684
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

The Business Analysts s Handbook

Author: Howard Podeswa
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1598637150
Format: PDF, Docs
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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,

UML Requirements Modeling For Business Analysts

Author: Norman Daoust
Publisher: Technics Publications
ISBN: 1634620429
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides you with a collection of best practices, guidelines, and tips for using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for business analysis. The contents have been assembled over the years based on experience and documented best practices. Over sixty easy to understand UML diagram examples will help you to apply these ideas immediately. If you use, expect to use, or think you should use the Unified Modeling Language (UML) or use cases in your business analysis activities, this book will help you: • communicate more succinctly and effectively with your stakeholders including your software development team, • increase the likelihood that your requirements will be reviewed and understood, • reduce requirements analysis, documentation, and review time. The first three chapters explain the reasons for utilizing the UML for business analysis, present a brief history of the UML and its diagram categories, and describe a set of general modeling guidelines and tips applicable to all of the UML diagram types. Each of the next thirteen chapters is dedicated to a different UML diagram type: 1. Use Case Diagrams 2. Activity Diagrams 3. Interaction Overview Diagrams 4. Class Diagrams 5. Object Diagrams 6. State Machine Diagrams 7. Timing Diagrams 8. Sequence Diagrams 9. Communication Diagrams 10. Composite Structure Diagrams 11. Component Diagrams 12. Deployment Diagrams 13. Package Diagrams The next two chapters explain additional diagram types that are important for business analysts and that can be created using UML notation: • Context Diagrams using Communication diagram notation • Data Models using Class diagram notation These chapters are followed by a chapter that describes criteria for selecting the various diagram types. The final chapter presents a case study.

UML Modelling for Business Analysts

Author: Sandeep Desai
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781521308363
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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UML modelling is one of the widely used techniques in the software development industry. Business analysts use this technique to develop the requirements to make it suitable for the technology team and customers alike. After spending several years in the IT industry, we have realized that requirements (or incomplete or incorrect understanding of the requirements) have been one of the primary reasons for the failure of the software projects. This has been proven time & again by the CHAOS report published by Standish Group. So the motivation to write this book is to provide a comprehensive, detailed and practical guide on requirements development to enable every business analyst conduct this phase efficiently.This book deals with requirements development and its sub-phases with examples and case studies. We have selected UML diagrams as the modelling technique to explain and guide you through the entire process. Requirements development phase comprises of multiple steps comprising of:* Requirements Elicitation* Requirements analysis and modelling* Requirements specification and validationChapter 1 and 2 lays the foundation for the entire book. Chapter 1 provides fundamentals of software development life cycle methodology. Chapter 2 provides the basics of requirements development process in the overall context of SDLC. As the focus is on UML modelling, chapter 3 to chapter 8 deals with UML modelling. Chapter 9 deals with the requirements specifications and validation.We have presented complete requirements specification document in two formats: System Requirements specification (SRS) document Use case specification documentWe have also discussed structured analysis and design (SAD) methodology in the Appendix. We have also used two case studies, in addition to examples, to explain the concepts practically.

Business Analyst s Mentor Book

Author: Emrah Yayici
Publisher:
ISBN: 9786058603714
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Business Analyst's Mentor Book includes tips and best practices in a broad range of topics like: Business analysis techniques and tools Agile and waterfall methodologies Scope management Change request management Conflict management Use cases UML Requirements gathering and documentation User interface design Usability testing Software testing Automation tools Real-life examples are provided to help readers apply these best practices in their own IT organizations. The book also answers the most frequent questions of business analysts regarding software requirements management.

UML 2 For Dummies

Author: Michael Jesse Chonoles
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118085387
Format: PDF, ePub
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Uses friendly, easy-to-understand For Dummies style to help readers learn to model systems with the latest version of UML, the modeling language used by companies throughout the world to develop blueprints for complex computer systems Guides programmers, architects, and business analysts through applying UML to design large, complex enterprise applications that enable scalability, security, and robust execution Illustrates concepts with mini-cases from different business domains and provides practical advice and examples Covers critical topics for users of UML, including object modeling, case modeling, advanced dynamic and functional modeling, and component and deployment modeling

Enterprise Modeling with UML

Author: Chris Marshall
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201433135
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Written for practitioners interested in business systems and software applications, this book fuses object technology, workflow, data warehousing, and distributed system concepts into a coherent model that has been successfully implemented worldwide. Enterprises using these concepts are well positioned to thrive in the emerging global business arena. Enterprise Modeling with UML describes specific methods for modeling large, complex, and adaptable enterprise systems, using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) to illustrate its concepts and components." "Enterprise Modeling with UML addresses in detail the four key elements of an enterprise model: purpose, processes, entities, and organization. Written from a business perspective rather than technical standpoint, the book covers such vital topics as: formalizing business concepts, models, and components; creating and communicating the value of an enterprise; designing, scheduling, tracking, and automating processes; describing business entities in organizational contexts; modeling hierarchical and networked organizations and coordinating such organizations to form value chains; and building adaptable enterprise systems from reusable software components." "The accompanying CD-ROM contains Java and XML examples of many of the ideas and models presented in the book."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Writing Effective Use Cases

Author: Alistair Cockburn
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0321605802
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Writing use cases as a means of capturing the behavioral requirements of software systems and business processes is a practice that is quickly gaining popularity. Use cases provide a beneficial means of project planning because they clearly show how people will ultimately use the system being designed. On the surface, use cases appear to be a straightforward and simple concept. Faced with the task of writing a set of use cases, however, practitioners must ask: "How exactly am I supposed to write use cases?" Because use cases are essentially prose essays, this question is not easily answered, and as a result, the task can become formidable. In Writing Effective Use Cases, object technology expert Alistair Cockburn presents an up-to-date, practical guide to use case writing. The author borrows from his extensive experience in this realm, and expands on the classic treatments of use cases to provide software developers with a "nuts-and-bolts" tutorial for writing use cases. The book thoroughly covers introductory, intermediate, and advanced concepts, and is, therefore, appropriate for all knowledge levels. Illustrative writing examples of both good and bad use cases reinforce the author's instructions. In addition, the book contains helpful learning exercises--with answers--to illuminate the most important points. Highlights of the book include: A thorough discussion of the key elements of use cases--actors, stakeholders, design scope, scenarios, and more A use case style guide with action steps and suggested formats An extensive list of time-saving use case writing tips A helpful presentation of use case templates, with commentary on when and where they should be employed A proven methodology for taking advantage of use cases With this book as your guide, you will learn the essential elements of use case writing, improve your use case writing skills, and be well on your way to employing use cases effectively for your next development project.