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The Expert Test Manager: Guide to the ISTQB Expert Level Certific...
by , Leo van der Aalst

Language

English

Pages

500

Publication Date

April 24, 2017

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<p>This book covers the ISTQB Expert Level Test Manager syllabus and is a complete, one-stop preparation guide for the reader who is otherwise qualified (based on experience as a test manager) to take the Expert Level Test Manager exam. Included are extensive hands-on exercises and sample exam questions that comply with ISTQB standards for Expert Level exams. <br /><br />The ISTQB certification program is the leading software tester certification program in the world. With more than 500,000 certificates issued and a global presence in 70 countries, you can be confident in the value and international stature that the ISTQB Expert Level certificate can offer you.</p>
Business Analysis Fundamentals - Simply Put! (7 Book Series)
by , Angela Hathaway

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

December 31, 1969

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<b>From Book 1:</b> A Buddhist proverb warns, “Be mindful of intention. Intention is the seed that creates our future.” In a very real sense, this statement expresses the reason for business analysis. This discipline is all about choosing and defining a desired future for your business (expressed in business analysis terms, “requirements”). <br> <br>Business Analysis comes in three flavors: Strategic, Tactical and Operational Business Analysis. <br> <br>At the enterprise or unit level, strategic business analysis identifies, defines, scopes, and prioritizes projects and initiatives in line with organizational goals, objectives, and strategies. To be effective, this business process relies on sound business analysis tools and techniques. <br> <br>Tactical business analysis starts when the organization initiates a project or initiative that will result in change for some subset of the organization. The purpose of tactical business analysis is effective communication between those affected by the change (typically the business community) and those responsible for instigating the change (typically the IT group). When and where this communication takes place and how you express the results depends on the System Development Methodology (SDM) the project follows. <br> <br>During software development and maintenance, operational business analysis ensures that an evolving IT solution meets the changing needs of the business community. This is the level most concerned with the business use of information technology. If the software product is a purchased package, this level deals with analyzing how to manipulate the configuration to achieve the stakeholder requirements. Otherwise, operational business analysis decomposes User Stories (during a Sprint in the Agile world) or Stakeholder Requirements (in a traditional SDM) to identify Solution and Transition Requirements. <br> <br>This book provides insight into this fast-growing field by: <br>- Explaining <strong>strategic, tactical, and operational</strong> business analysis <br>- Providing surveys of what Business Analysts do <br>- Defining what business analysis techniques people use most often <br>- Describing what “requirements” are and what different types of IT requirements exist <br>- Sharing the authors’ experience on how Waterfall, Iterative, Agile, and Experimental (aka “Chaotic”) Software Development methodologies impact the business analysis activities <br> <br>WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK? <br> <br>Although the field of Business Analysis offers great career opportunities for those seeking employment, some level of business analysis skill is essential for any adult in the business world today. This book is for anyone interested in or involved in defining the requirements for future IT applications. <br> <br>THIS BOOK IS PART OF A SERIES <br> <br>Although this book has value on its own, “Business Analysis Defined” is the first book in the series "Business Analysis Fundamentals - Simply Put!". This series gives you a basic understanding of many core concepts in business analysis. It also teaches how to do the most common business analysis activities. Each book has value on its own. It either provides an overview or teaches specific business analysis techniques. We do not expect everyone reading the series to become a professional business analyst, but it is a great first step. The world sorely needs good business analysts. Get your start with the series today! <br> <br>Book 1: Business Analysis Defined <br>Book 2: How to Write Effective Requirements for IT - Simply Put! <br>Book 3: Requirements Elicitation Techniques - Simply Put! <br>Book 4: Data Flow Diagrams - Simply Put! <br>Book 5: Functional and Non-Functional Require
How to write software requirements in less time
by Ryan Brymer

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

April 20, 2017

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Software development professionals have recommended that you create the user manual before you develop the system. Why have they recommended that you write the user manual before you program the system? Because it will save you time.
Python: Learn Python in One Day and Learn It Well. Python for Beg...
by , Jamie Chan

Language

English

Pages

124

Publication Date

December 19, 2014

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<h2>Learn Python Fast and Learn It Well. Master Python Programming with a unique Hands-On Project</h2><br /><br />Have you always wanted to learn computer programming but are afraid it'll be too difficult for you? Or perhaps you know other programming languages but are interested in learning the Python language fast?<br /><br />This book is for you. You no longer have to waste your time and money learning Python from lengthy books, expensive online courses or complicated Python tutorials. <br /><br /><h2>What this book offers...</h2><br /><b>Python for Beginners</b><br /><br />Complex concepts are broken down into simple steps to ensure that you can easily master the Python language <b>even if you have never coded before</b>.<br /><br /><b>Carefully Chosen Python Examples</b><br /><br />Examples are carefully chosen to illustrate all concepts. In addition, the output for all examples are provided immediately so you do not have to wait till you have access to your computer to test the examples.<br /><br /><b>Learn The Python Programming Language Fast</b><br /><br />Concepts are presented in a "to-the-point" style to cater to the busy individual. With this book, you can learn Python in just one day and start coding immediately. <br /><br /><h2>How is this book different...</h2><br />The best way to learn Python is by doing. This book includes a complete project at the end of the book that requires the application of all the concepts taught previously. Working through the project will not only give you an immense sense of achievement, it"ll also help you retain the knowledge and master the language.<br /><br />Are you ready to dip your toes into the exciting world of Python coding? This book is for you. Click the BUY button and download it now.<br /><br /><h2>What you'll learn:</h2><br />- What is Python?<br />- What software you need to code and run Python programs?<br />- What are variables?<br />- What mathematical operators are there in Python?<br />- What are the common data types in Python?<br />- What are Lists and Tuples?<br />- How to format strings<br />- How to accept user inputs and display outputs<br />- How to make decisions with If statements<br />- How to control the flow of program with loops<br />- How to handle errors and exceptions<br />- What are functions and modules?<br />- How to define your own functions and modules<br />- How to work with external files<br />.. and more...<br /><br />Finally, you'll be guided through a hands-on project that requires the application of all the topics covered.<br /><br />Click the BUY button and download the book now to start learning Python. Learn it fast and learn it well.<br /><br /><br />Tags:<br />------------<br />Python, Python course, Python book, learning Python, Python language, Python examples, Python tutorials, Python programming language, Python coding, Python programming for beginners, Python for Dummies
Model-Driven Software Engineering in Practice, Second Edition
by , Manuel Wimmer

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

April 19, 2017

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This book discusses how model-based approaches can improve the daily practice of software professionals. This is known as Model-Driven Software Engineering (MDSE) or, simply, Model-Driven Engineering (MDE). MDSE practices have proved to increase efficiency and effectiveness in software development, as demonstrated by various quantitative and qualitative studies. MDSE adoption in the software industry is foreseen to grow exponentially in the near future, e.g., due to the convergence of software development and business analysis.<br /><br />The aim of this book is to provide you with an agile and flexible tool to introduce you to the MDSE world, thus allowing you to quickly understand its basic principles and techniques and to choose the right set of MDSE instruments for your needs so that you can start to benefit from MDSE right away. The book is organized into two main parts.<br /><br />* The first part discusses the foundations of MDSE in terms of basic concepts (i.e., models and transformations), driving principles, application scenarios, and current standards, like the well-known MDA initiative proposed by OMG (Object Management Group) as well as the practices on how to integrate MDSE in existing development processes.<br />* The second part deals with the technical aspects of MDSE, spanning from the basics on when and how to build a domain-specific modeling language, to the description of Model-to-Text and Model-to-Model transformations, and the tools that support the management of MDSE projects.<br /><br />The second edition of the book features:<br /><br />* a set of completely new topics, including: full example of the creation of a new modeling language (IFML), discussion of modeling issues and approaches in specific domains, like business process modeling, user interaction modeling, and enterprise architecture<br />* complete revision of examples, figures, and text, for improving readability, understandability, and coherence<br />* better formulation of definitions, dependencies between concepts and ideas<br />* addition of a complete index of book content<br /><br />In addition to the contents of the book, more resources are provided on the book's website http://www.mdse-book.com, including the examples presented in the book.
RESTful API Design: Best Practices in API Design with REST (API-U...
by Matthias Biehl

Language

English

Pages

298

Publication Date

August 28, 2016

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Looking for best practices in RESTful API Design? This book is for you! This book is packed with best practices on technical aspects of RESTful API Design, including the correct use of resources, URIs, representations, content types, data formats, parameters, HTTP status codes and HTTP methods. It also includes best practices for evolution and versioning, security, performance and availability issues.<br /><br />API description languages (RAML and Swagger) are introduced as a way to document your API design decisions.<br /><br />An API development methodology is proposed to provide some guidance towards efficient API development.<br /><br />The API-University Series is a modular series of books on API-related topics. Each book focuses on a particular API topic, so you can select the topics within APIs, which are relevant for you.<br />
Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems
by , Niall Richard Murphy

Language

English

Pages

552

Publication Date

March 23, 2016

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<div><p>The overwhelming majority of a software system’s lifespan is spent in use, not in design or implementation. So, why does conventional wisdom insist that software engineers focus primarily on the design and development of large-scale computing systems?</p><p>In this collection of essays and articles, key members of Google’s Site Reliability Team explain how and why their commitment to the entire lifecycle has enabled the company to successfully build, deploy, monitor, and maintain some of the largest software systems in the world. You’ll learn the principles and practices that enable Google engineers to make systems more scalable, reliable, and efficient—lessons directly applicable to your organization.</p><p>This book is divided into four sections:</p><ul><li><b>Introduction</b>—Learn what site reliability engineering is and why it differs from conventional IT industry practices</li><li><b>Principles</b>—Examine the patterns, behaviors, and areas of concern that influence the work of a site reliability engineer (SRE)</li><li><b>Practices</b>—Understand the theory and practice of an SRE’s day-to-day work: building and operating large distributed computing systems</li><li><b>Management</b>—Explore Google's best practices for training, communication, and meetings that your organization can use</li></ul></div>
Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Softwar...
by Eric Evans

Language

English

Pages

563

Publication Date

August 22, 2003

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<P style="MARGIN: 0px"> <B> <I>Domain-Driven Design</I> </B> fills that need. This is not a book about specific technologies. It offers readers a systematic approach to domain-driven design, presenting an extensive set of design best practices, experience-based techniques, and fundamental principles that facilitate the development of software projects facing complex domains. Intertwining design and development practice, this book incorporates numerous examples based on actual projects to illustrate the application of domain-driven design to real-world software development.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Readers learn how to use a domain model to make a complex development effort more focused and dynamic. A core of best practices and standard patterns provides a common language for the development team. A shift in emphasis–refactoring not just the code but the model underlying the code–in combination with the frequent iterations of Agile development leads to deeper insight into domains and enhanced communication between domain expert and programmer. <B> <I>Domain-Driven Design</I> </B> then builds on this foundation, and addresses modeling and design for complex systems and larger organizations.Specific topics covered include:</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"> </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">With this book in hand, object-oriented developers, system analysts, and designers will have the guidance they need to organize and focus their work, create rich and useful domain models, and leverage those models into quality, long-lasting software implementations.</P>
REQUIREMENTS GATHERING FOR THE NEW BUSINESS ANALYST: The Simplifi...
by Lane Bailey

Language

English

Pages

56

Publication Date

January 23, 2017

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<b>BOOK DESCRIPTION</b><br /><br />Have you recently taken on the role of Business Analyst, but have no clue where to start? Were you thrown into a project and given very little direction? How stressful! The entire project team is depending on you to deliver a critical requirements document that is the foundation for the entire project. But the problem is, you have no little to no training, very little direction, and and a very clear time-line of ASAP. What do you do? I've been in this situation, and it is no fun. In the early years of my career when I was a Business Analyst, I had to fumble my way through many projects to learn the tools that I needed to be an effective BA. And then as a manager, I saw many new employees struggle because they weren't properly equipped for the role. But I didn't have the time or budget to send any of them to training. That's when I developed a simple three step process that I taught every new Business Analyst that joined my team. This process allowed me to train all new Business Analysts in ONE DAY, and get them effectively gathering requirements IMMEDIATELY. The feedback that I received was astounding. The employees were more confident in their role, and the stakeholders were very impressed at the skill of the new Business Analysts. But most importantly, they were able to produce and be effective right away. You don't have to struggle any longer. <b>This book will give you the tools and techniques you need to go from Newbie to Pro in one day. </b><br /><br />You will Learn<br /><br />* The role of the Business Analyst on a project<br />* Systems Analysis and Design techniques<br />* Requirements gathering techniques<br />* Requirements Analysis techniques<br />* How to develop use cases<br />* How to develop a Business Requirements Document<br /><br /><br /><u>As a result:</u><br /><br />* You will have more confidence in your skills<br />* You will gain credibility with the project team because you will be equipped with the knowledge you need to be an effective team member<br />* You will be able to easily identify who you need to work with to gather requirements<br />* You will be able to deliver a set of requirements that exceeds the expectations of every member of the project teamjf;lsf;lsdj<br /><br /><br /><br />This book will pay for itself by giving you the confidence needed to take on any software project immediately. What can I say? You NEED this book!<br /><br /><b><u>Let's get started! Buy Requirements Gathering for the New Business Analyst today to get started on your project now!</u></b><br />
Measuring ITSM: Measuring, Reporting, and Modeling the IT Service...
by Randy A. Steinberg

Language

English

Pages

199

Publication Date

December 04, 2013

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Customer Reviews
How do you measure and report your IT services and processes? Which metrics matter the most to senior executives?<br />Finally, here is a book that shows you how! Not theory, but a practical guide that shows you the operational metrics to use and how these can be calculated into key performance indicators (KPIs) and critical success factors (CSFs) that resonate with senior management. In this book, you will learn about the following:<br />• Defining and building a comprehensive metrics program<br />• Metrics that are the most important and how to calculate them<br />• How to measure your IT services<br />• Tips and suggestions for what to do if inadequate tools and reporting exist<br />• Suggested approach for how to build your metrics program step-by-step<br />In addition, this book directs you to free sources for IT service management process and service metrics and reporting dashboards that you can use yourself. Simply enter your key operational metrics and the KPIs and CSFs get automatically calculated! <br />“A comprehensive guide for building any service management metrics program with all the information you need in one place!”<br />“No theory here . . . this gives us real metrics we can easily go after.”<br />“A fantastic addition to our IT service management solution set!”

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