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Requirements Analysis: From Business Views to Architecture
By:
David C. Hay
Published:
2011

The complete guide to requirements analysis for every system analyst and project team member. Thousands of software projects are doomed from the start because they're based on a faulty understanding of the business problem that must be solved. The solution is effective requirements analysis. In Requirements Analysis: From Business Views to Architecture, David C.

The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture: A Systems-Based Approach for Unlocking Business Insight
By:
Mario Godinez, et al.
Published:
2010

In this book, a team of IBM's leading information management experts guide you on a journey that will take you from where you are today toward becoming an "Intelligent Enterprise."

A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge®
By:
Intl. Institute of Business Analysis
Published:
2009

Business analysis is the set of tasks and techniques used to work as a liaison among stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies, and operations of an organization, and to recommend solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals. Business analysis involves understanding how organizations function to accomplish their purposes and defining the capabilities an organization requires to provide products and services to external stakeholders.

Bridging the Communication Gap: Specification by Example and Agile Acceptance Testing
By:
Gojko Adzic
Published:
2009

Bridging the Communication Gap is a book about improving communication between customers, business analysts, developers and testers on software projects, especially by using specification by example and agile acceptance testing. These two key emerging software development practices can significantly improve the chances of success of a software project. They ensure that all project participants speak the same language, and build a shared and consistent understanding of the domain.

Dynamic SOA and BPM: Best Practices for Business Process Management and SOA Agility
By:
Marc Fiammante
Published:
2009

Thousands of enterprises have adopted Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) based on its promise to help them respond more rapidly to changing business requirements by composing new solutions from existing business services. To deliver on this promise, however, companies need to integrate solid but flexible Business Process Management (BPM) plans into their SOA initiatives. Dynamic SOA and BPM offers a pragmatic, efficient approach for doing so.

Multisite Commerce: Proven Principles for Overcoming the Business, Organizational, and Technical Challenges
By:
Lev Mirlas
Published:
2009

In Multisite Commerce, Lev Mirlas–the architect who pioneered the concept of a shared multisite platform with IBM® WebSphere® Commerce–introduces best practices and methodologies for implementing and managing multiple e-commerce sites efficiently and cost-effectively.

Getting It Right: Business Requirement Analysis Tools and Techniques
By:
Wessels, Brenna, and Hass
Published:
2007

Getting it Right: Business Requirement Analysis Tools and Techniques, presents principles and practices for effective requirements analysis and specification, and a broad overview of the requirements analysis and specification processes. This critical reference is designed to help the business analyst decide which requirement artifacts should be produced to adequately analyze requirements.

Essential Business Process Modeling
By:
Michael Havey
Published:
2005

Ten years ago, groupware bundled with email and calendar applications helped track the flow of work from person to person within an organization. Workflow in today's enterprise means more monitoring and orchestrating massive systems. A new technology called Business Process Management, or BPM, helps software architects and developers design, code, run, administer, and monitor complex network-based business processes.

Business Rules and Information Systems: Aligning IT with Business Goals
By:
Tony Morgan
Published:
2002

Information systems often fail because their requirements are poorly defined. This book shows IT professionals how to specify more precisely and more effectively what their systems need to do. The key lies in the discovery and application of what are called business rules. A business rule is a compact and simple statement that represents some important aspect of a business.

An Introduction to General Systems Thinking
By:
Gerald Weinberg
Published:
2001

For more than twenty-five years, An Introduction to General Systems Thinking has been hailed as an innovative introduction to systems theory, with applications in computer science and beyond. Used in university courses and professional seminars all over the world, the text has proven its ability to open minds and sharpen thinking.

Applying Use Cases: A Practical Guide
By:
Geri Schneider, Jason P. Winters
Published:
2001

Use case analysis is a methodology for defining the outward features of a software system from the user's point of view. Applying Use Cases, Second Edition, offers a clear and practical introduction to this cutting-edge software development technique. Using numerous realistic examples and a detailed case study, you are guided through the application of use case analysis in the development of software systems.

Advanced Use Case Modeling
By:
Frank Armour, Granville Miller
Published:
2000

The toughest challenge in building a software system that meets the needs of your audience lies in clearly understanding the problems that the system must solve. Advanced Use Case Modeling presents a framework for discovering, identifying, and modeling the problem that the software system will ultimately solve.

Improving Data Warehouse and Business Information Quality
By:
Larry P. English
Published:
1999

Written by an internationally recognized expert in information quality improvement, Improving Data Warehouse and Business Information Quality arms you with a comprehensive set of tools and techniques for ensuring information quality both in source databases and the data warehouse.

Complete Systems Analysis: The Workbook, The Textbook, The Answers
By:
Tom DeMarco, James Robertson, Suzanne Robertson
Published:
1998

In a fundamentally new approach, this comprehensive two-volume set teaches all the techniques a modern analyst needs. The authors explain all the methods, models, and techniques of analysis, and simulate an actual project executed for a British television company. The reader is guided through each step of the project by exercises and the authors' advice.

Modern Systems Analysis & Design
By:
Joey George, Jeffrey Hoffer, Joseph Valacich
Published:
1996

Learn the methods and principles of systems development with this book on systems analysis and design. Modern Systems Analysis and Design presents a practical approach to help you learn the methods and principles of systems development.

Digital Woes: Why We Should Not Depend on Software
By:
Lauren Ruth Wiener
Published:
1993

This book presents, in clear and sometimes entertaining language, a basic background useful for understanding software. It explains why we should be cautious about introducing software into systems, and suggests criteria we might use to evaluate proposals to do so.

Modern Structured Analysis
By:
Edward Yourdon
Published:
1988

This text integrates traditional methodologies with modern technology, offering update of the classic material on structured analysis.

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