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  • 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.

  • Written for the beginner Business Analyst or Business Analyst student who wants to learn the skills necessary to perform their role on an object-oriented project.

  • Assumes no prior knowledge of business analysis, IT, or object-orientation.

  • Skills are presented in a clear, step-by-step, hands-on style using a real-world case study in order to teach the procedure for applying object-orientation and UML during business analysis.

  • Cuts to the point and covers only what the Business Analyst needs to know to effectively use object-oriented technology.

  • Includes a set of ROSE files for optional use with the hands-on project. If the ROSE files are used, the reader will learn to use this tool to effectively document user requirements and business rules.

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