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3.9 out of 5 stars
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3.9 out of 5 stars


on 1 May 2011
There is one rather dense chapter (#2) perhaps worth reading explaining the nature of the object as used in the religion of OO programming. Although, it does not point out that this is not the only way to program and that often you should do things differently, for example EAV or functional programming. Then there are some really weak chapters giving an example of the use. At no point did it actually show you how using UML would explain and analyse a system in a better way than just going to build a system naively. The concept idea of the book is fine, but this is not a good rendition.

Why can't they get a good case study from a medium sized enterprise in a developed economy to show how some complex business model is systematically scoped, streamlined and improved inside a new business system? - Surely this is what most business analysts do.

UML is only going to be interesting on its own if you are autistic. You may get autistic programmers, but you are unlikely to get autistic business analysts. The cases and documents described are so facile, that frankly if I was sent this stuff by a business analyst I would wonder what he/she was being paid for. The most important part of business analysis is identifying change opportunities through improved system design that makes the money. The thing a business analyst should avoid is excessive verbage and obscure acronyms; this book is very jargon heavy and this stuff is not going to be very helpful in the real world.
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on 8 March 2010
Great book to read for any BA! Specially for the BAs new to their job. It takes you through end to end process of a project life cycle and talks about "BA Perspective" at every stage of the project.

Its not book only for requirement gathering or Use Case modeling, it is book for overall Business Analysis approach with practical case study. It uses UML2 through out the book and maps the latest standard practices mentioned in IIBA BABOK 2.0.

I would recommend it to anyone who wants to step into the shoes of BA role or existing BAs who wants to brush up their skills or improve their standard practices in their current projects.
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on 9 April 2010
An excellent book for any BA who wishes to use UML. No prior UML knowledge is assumed. Book covers all aspects of UML that is required in business analysis. Throughout the book, the author uses a real life case study. Book is easy to follow and quality is writing is very good. Highly recommended.
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on 2 August 2010
I bought it because I wanted to learn more about UML and how, as a business analyst, can I best use UML concepts in my day to day work. I found it really helpful and easy to learn.
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on 25 February 2012
We dont use UML in our company, but I didnt want to lose my skills in this area so I bought this as a refresher book. Again like all books the examples are somewhat simplistic in their scope, but you also dont want to cut down a rainforest :) Still a great book to read to keep you fresh and definately a book with chapters that you will reference time and time again. A good buy for the BA!
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on 23 July 2012
Disappointing read. Got to page 70 and realised I had not learned a thing about UML. For technical subject matter this book has far too much waffle, a distinct lack of technical information.
It may well have improved but my patience stopped me reading any further. I flicked through the book to see diagram examples but too little too late.
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on 31 March 2015
Excellent but abut light for me, prefer Larman.
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on 25 January 2015
Excellent if a little repetetive
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on 27 September 2014
Perfect
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