Developing Requirements with Use Cases
Duration: 3 Days
Use Cases are an industry best practice for defining, documenting, and analyzing functional requirements. A use case approach is a user-centered approach to developing a solution to your business needs.
This course provides a strong foundation in the mechanics of use case diagramming and writing textual descriptions of use cases. In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn how to enhance and refine your use case skills, how to involve your stakeholders in the use case process, and how to develop use cases that provide valuable information to the designers and testers.
Use cases that meet the needs of designers can be too technical and too detailed for other stakeholders. Use cases that satisfy business users are usually not very helpful to designers and testers. How do you satisfy these two disparate interests? And how do you handle the details like business rules, data validations and user interface specifications? This Use Case Workshop will help you to clear up and manage the confusion. A Unified Modeling Language (UML) high-level business use case diagram is a visual tool that shows interaction between the environment and an evolving information technology solution.
A single business use case is a textual tool for representing how individual end-users and other involved parties or systems (collectively referred to as "actors") will interact with the proposed system.
What information belongs in a use case? How can a use case be utilized to capture all the desired functionality? Are use cases applicable to all projects? Is there a template for writing use cases that is considered best practice?
Knowing why you need a business use case, understanding how to document a use case in a template, when it should be created, and where to put specific information is critical to creating quality functional requirements. Without a common understanding of the purpose and structure of use case diagrams and the business use case document, use cases can quickly become "useless cases".
Using hands-on exercises and case studies, this workshop offers use case training in the basics of use case documentation and business use case diagrams as tools for business analysts, project managers, software engineers and other IT personnel. This training program explains the who, what, when, where, why and how of business use cases and use case diagrams.
Topics Covered In This Course
Overview of Use Cases
Defining the System Scope
Evaluating, Prioritizing, and Packaging Use Cases
Writing the Main Success Scenario (Normal Flow ? ?Happy Path?)
Writing the Other Scenarios (Alternate and Exception Flows)
Using Process Modeling to Describe the Flows of a Use Case
Use Case Modeling Techniques
Using Advanced Diagramming Techniques
Developing a Requirements Specification
Supporting Quality Assurance
What You Can Expect
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Who Should Take This Course
This workshop is intended for business and systems analysts, project managers, project team members, software managers, quality assurance analysts, developers, and consultants, and other software professionals who are or will be involved in specifying requirements for software systems and who want to learn how to successfully incorporate use case modeling and other methodologies into the requirements definition process.
Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities and case studies.
Every student attending a Verhoef Training class will receive a certificate good for $100 toward their next public class taken within a year.
You can also buy "Verhoef Vouchers" to get a discounted rate for a single student in any of our public or web-based classes. Contact your account manager or our sales office for details.
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