Content tagged with: use cases
What is the difference between user stories and use cases. This video shows the difference between them with examples, and also shows how they can be related.
This blog post defines the concept of use cases and user stories and discusses how and when they should be used in an Agile software development project. User stories are different from use cases because they are centred on the result and the benefit of the thing you’re describing, whereas use cases are more granular. The author recommends that you shouldn’t start writing use cases until the team specifically asks for them.
This discussion on the topic of Database Modeling with Dr. Michael Blaha try to answer the question “How good are UML use cases for Database Design“? His opinion is that use cases are rote work. The developer listens to business experts and slavishly write what they hear with little interpretation and no abstraction. There is little reconciliation of conflicting use cases. In a database project, the conceptual data model is a much more important software engineering contribution than UML use cases.
In business use case (BUC), an abstraction of the system use case model, business actors with specific business goals interact with other business actors. It is primarily an external view of the business model or area of interest. This article explains how business use cases can help business architects, helping them to discover quality high level business requirements.
This video provides an introduction to use case modeling using Visual Studio 2010.
In this blog post, Leon Kotovich explains that requirements are not about user stories or use cases, but that you should use all available techniques to solve your problem correctly once you have defined it.
Explore how to combine requirement gathering with documentation that development managers, developers, testers, and technical writers can re-purpose throughout the development cycle. The flexible extension mechanism in Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) is becoming an industry standard for this kind of undertaking. In this article, you create a specialized schema for use case documentation.
This article presents seven principles tor capture business requirements with use cases, based on experiences with a business requirements engineering project a payment system that operates via mobile phone.
Usability.gov is the primary government source for information on usability and user-centered design. The web site has a page dedicated to use cases that explains what they are and how to use them.
Using use cases instead of (or as well as) user stories has some distinct advantages. There are also some other less welcome consequences. This blog post compares the usage of uses cases and user stories.