Howard Podeswa is a leader in business analysis, having contributed to the formalization of the profession as SME for CompTIA’s NITAS BA apprenticeship program, a member of the BABOK review team, and a respected author and practitioner. He has more than 30 years’ experience in many aspects of the IT industry, beginning as a developer for Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd. and subsequently becoming systems analyst, BA, and CEO of Noble Inc. He is the author of two books that have become staples in many BA libraries: The Business Analyst’s Handbook and UML for the IT Business Analyst, now in its second edition and published in three languages.
Through his company, Noble Inc., Howard has provided BA consulting and training services to a broad range of industry sectors, including healthcare, defense, energy, government, and finance for a diverse client base that includes the Mayo Clinic, ISO, Moody’s, the Canadian Air Force, the South African Community Peace Program (CPP), Deloitte, UST Global (US and India), TELUS, and BMO/Harris Bank.
Howard is a widely requested speaker at international BA and IT events, most recently at the Norway Developers Conference (NDC 2013), where he spoke on the agile BA, BA Forum (Warsaw) and BA World Conferences across North America. In addition, Howard has designed BA training programs for many corporate education and academic institutions such as Boston University, Humber College, and New Horizons. In his spare time, he also runs a parallel life as a professional artist.
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The Business Analyst’s Handbook