This guide offers information technology business analysts a detailed introduction to Unified Modeling Language (UML) and object-oriented requirements gathering for software system development. A case study of a business analysis project conducted by the author's company is used throughout the volume to illustrate each step of the process of object-oriented analysis. A quick reference section found at the back of the volume contains lists of questions to ask at various stages of the interview and a glossary of symbols and terms. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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,” you 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.