Writing Effective Use Cases

October 5, 2000|
Writing Effective Use Cases by Alistair Cockburn
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-- A practical methodology that makes use cases more accessible than ever before.
-- Project standards, formats, style, and detailed "do's and don'ts" for creating use cases that work.
-- Based on Cockburn's acclaimed tutorials at OOPSLA and Software Development Conferences!

Use cases have never been this easy to understand -- or this easy to create! In Writing Effective Use Cases, Alistair Cockburn offers a hands-on, soup-to-nuts guide to use case development, based on the proven concepts he has refined through years of research, development, and seminar presentations. Cockburn begins by answering the most basic questions facing anyone interested in use cases: "What does a use case look like? When do I write one?" Next, he introduces each key element of use cases: actors, stakeholders, design scope, goal levels, scenarios, and more. Writing Effective Use Cases contains detailed guidelines, formats, and project standards for creating use cases -- as well as a detailed chapter on style, containing specific do's and don'ts. Cockburn shows how use cases fit together with requirements gathering, business processing reengineering, and other key issues facing software professionals. The book includes practice exercises with solutions, as well as a detailed appendix on how to use these techniques with UML. For all application developers, object technology practitioners software system designers, architects, and analysts.

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...
Title:Writing Effective Use CasesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:304 pages, 9.05 X 7.4 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:304 pages, 9.05 X 7.4 X 0.8 inPublished:October 5, 2000Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0201702258

ISBN - 13:9780201702255

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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