Writing Effective Use Cases

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Addison-Wesley, 2001 - Computers - 270 pages
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Introduction; The Use Case as a Contract for Behavior; Scope; Stakeholders and Actors; Three Named Goal Levels; Preconditions, Triggers, and Guarantees; Scenarios and Steps; Extensions; Technology and Data Variations; Linking Use Cases; Use Case Formats;Whean are we done? Scaling up to many use cases; CRUD and Parameterized Use Cases; Business process Modeling; The Missing Requirements; Use cases in the Overall Process; Use Case Briefs and Extreme Programming; Reminders for each use case; Reminders for the use case set; Reminders for working on the use cases.

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A great little guide on use cases from the grandaddy of the method. Highly recommended. Read full review

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Alistair Cockburn is a recognized expert on use cases. He is consulting fellow at Humans and Technology, where he is responsible for helping clients succeed with object-oriented projects. He has more than twenty years of experience leading projects in hardware and software development in insurance, retail, and e-commerce companies and in large organizations such as the Central Bank of Norway and IBM.


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