Howard Podeswa is the co-founder of Noble Inc., a business analysis training and consulting company. He has 29 years of experience in many aspects of the soft- ware industry, beginning as a developer for Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. and continuing as systems analyst, business analyst, consultant, and author of courseware and books for business analysts, including UML for the IT Business Analyst. Directly, and through his company, he has provided training and consulting services to a diverse client base covering a broad range of industry sectors, including health care, defense, energy, gov- ernment, and banking and financial institutions. Podeswa has developed BA training pro- grams for numerous colleges, universities, and corporate education centres. He has been a subject matter expert in Business Analysis for NITAS—a BA apprenticeship program for CompTIA—and a contributing reviewer for the IIBA’s Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®). For more information on the Noble Business Analysis curriculum, please visit www.nobleinc.ca or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.