John Deacon's in-depth, highly pragmatic approach to object-oriented analysis and design, demonstrates how to lay the foundations for developing the best possible software. Students will learn how to ensure that analysis and design remain focused and productive. By working through the book, they will gain a solid working knowledge of best practices in software development. The focus of the text is on typical development projects and technologies, showing exactly what the different development activities are, and emphasising what they should and should not be trying to accomplish. This fresh, comprehensive examination of object-oriented analysis and design in the context of today's systems and technologies will be a valuable addition to the bookshelves of undergraduates and graduates on systems analysis and design courses.