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Writing effective use cases

Author: Alistair Cockburn
Publisher: Boston : Addison-Wesley, ©2001.
Series: Agile software development series.
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This guide will help readers learn how to employ the significant power of use cases to their software development efforts. It provides a practical methodology, presenting key use case concepts.
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Cockburn, Alistair.
Writing effective use cases.
Boston : Addison-Wesley, c2001
(OCoLC)606436279
Online version:
Cockburn, Alistair.
Writing effective use cases.
Boston : Addison-Wesley, c2001
(OCoLC)609357225
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alistair Cockburn
ISBN: 0201702258 9780201702255
OCLC Number: 44046973
Description: xxiii, 270 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
pt. I. The use case body parts. 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 --
pt. II. Frequently discussed topics. When 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 ; Mistakes fixed --
pt. III. Reminders for the busy. Reminders for each use case ; Reminders for the use case set ; Reminders for working on the use case --
Appendix A : Use cases in UML --
Appendix B : Answers to (some) exercises --
Appendix C : Glossary --
Appendix D : Readings.
Series Title: Agile software development series.
Responsibility: Alistair Cockburn.
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This guide will help readers learn how to employ the significant power of use cases to their software development efforts. It provides a practical methodology, presenting key use case concepts.

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by WorldCatEMoyer (WorldCat user on 2006-07-03)

This book is referenced by Code Complete (2nd Edition) by Steve McConnell as his first recommendation for people wanting to learn to write requirements.

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