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[15 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Methodology for Developing Use Cases for Large Systems | ]

The purpose of this article is to offer a methodology for creating and building a Use Cases Model that caters for the needs and challenges of large and complex projects. The paper will explore some of the major challenges that are typical of large projects and will demonstrate practical steps for mitigating these challenges.

[25 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on New to User Stories? | ]

Having coached traditional requirements, use cases, user stories, and agile development, I’ve fielded a lot of questions around the differences among the three major ways of specifying requirements, particularly by people migrating to user stories. This article compares requirements, use cases, and user stories against each other.

[5 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Structuring Use Cases with Goals | ]

Everyone talks about “requirements analysis,” but not much is said about the requirements analyst. What kind of person should do this job? What do analysts really do? What do they need to know?

[5 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on User Stories and Use Cases | ]

This blog post discusses the differences and commonalities of user stories and use cases, helping you decide when and how you should use them.

[5 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Precise Use Cases | ]

This article describes a precise form of use cases that promotes the specification of inter-actor options and alternative course conditions. Precise cases use a description language with a Structured English grammar to specify interactions.

[4 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on UML Use Cases Tutorial | ]

This tutorial starts with a use-case and elaborates it into activity, class, sequence, and communication diagrams.

[2 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Uses Cases are still Useful | ]

Use cases are, indeed, heavier and more difficult than either user stories or backlog items, but they bring value for that extra weight. As not-Einstein said: “Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler.” (The attribution to Einstein has been debunked, it seems.)
Source: “Why I still use use cases“, Alistair Cockburn, alistair.cockburn.us

[2 Jan 2010 | Comments Off on Why I still Use Use Cases | ]

In this blog post, Alistair Cockburn explains how uses cases can solve some of the issues caused by using user stories for requirements.