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.
About the Author
Howard Podeswa is the co-founder of Noble, Inc., a Business Analysis (BA) consulting and training company. He has 26 years of experience in many aspects of the software industry, beginning as a developer for Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd., and continuing as Systems Analyst, Business Analyst, consultant, and author of courseware for IT professionals. He has provided consulting services to a diverse client base, including the Canadian Air Force (MASIS), the South African Community Peace Program, and major financial institutions (Deloitte and Touche, CIBC bank, CGU, etc.) and is a sought-after speaker at international BA conferences. In addition, Howard collaborates with CDI Education on object-oriented projects and training and has designed BA OO training programs for numerous institutions, including Boston University, Humber College, and Polar Bear. Most recently, he was brought on as a subject matter expert for NITAS—a BA apprenticeship program for CompTIA. Howard is also a recognized visual artist whose work has been exhibited and reviewed internationally and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. His most recent exhibition—Object Oriented Painting Show (OOPS)—was the first to combine his two passions—OO technology and painting.