The Object Advantage

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The Object Advantage (Hardcover)
by Ivar Jacobson (Author)
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Pub (Sd); 2nd edition (May 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 020140348X
ISBN-13: 978-0201403480

Product Description
From the author of the bestselling Object-Oriented Software Engineering, this is the first book to combine object-oriented technology and business process engineering. Jacobson demonstrates how object technology can be used in the BPR model, how the requirements of a new software system can be captured as a result of business engineering, and much more.

The well-integrated contents include: business engineering (definitions, the "new company", BPR, risk management), what is business modelling (definitions, traditional ways of modelling- SA/SD, IDEF, SADT, working with business models), object orientation (definitions & modelling), OO business modelling (re-engineering, business context), architecture, reversing the existing business, forward business engineering, an example, building the supporting information system, managing OO business engineering, and scaling up to a large business.

Strengths include the attractive appropriate use of figures, sidebars, references and supporting material; and the depth of proven use cases and applications supporting the credibility of approach. A book you can read cover to cover, or dip into a section for reference. Much of the approach is now included in Rational's UML - so the book still has value for business and software development.

Criticisms include the lack of more fully worked examples, and the lack of checklists (although chapter summaries are good).

Overall a great intermediate-level text (not introductory nor complete enough to be expert) for software developers, engineers, and business information systems consultants.

Our copy is in excellent condition and was kindly donated by Alan Wills


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