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Don't just buy this book alone...
on 9 September 2007
Arm yourself with other well-known books, like Pressman's Software Engineering, and ofc, The Unified Modelling Language User Guide by Booch Jacobson Rumbaugh.
If you just have this book at hand, you'd likely be lost in the words. Many explanations actually can be shortened without over-crowded analogy. Refer to main books if you think you're lost.
The two case studies are definitely good. I can position myself as one of the analyst/designer. Real user experience (you know sometimes how we - software engineers - think to educate user). Believe it or not, the latest version of Pressman's Software Engineering book also includes conversation box to explain things.
Good though, but really, shouldn't be that expensive (Same price as each of the two main books mentioned above). Surprisingly, Amazon always has this in stock. The last time I went to Foyle Charring-Cross, I also saw them stocking 4-5 books on the rack. Well, what do I know...?