Use Case Modeling

Course Duration: 2 days

Professional Development Units (PDU’s): 14

Course Description: Use Cases provide a structured, industry-standard way of eliciting and documenting functional requirements. The process enhances communication between business analysts and business customers, and lays the foundation for user interface design and test case development. They also provide insights into data requirements, and help clients articulate their needs in ways other requirements activities can not.

This course provides the right blend of knowledge and skills for people to understand and model Use Cases effectively. Attendees will learn where Use Cases are most effective, a step-by-step method for creating them, and numerous guidelines and tips to enhance creating them. Participants also receive a comprehensive Use Case template that can be readily used back in the office.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • define the major components of use case models using the Unified Modeling Language (UML):
    • use case diagram
    • actors
    • use cases
    • interfaces
    • use case flow of events
  • develop a use case diagram to communicate the system scope
  • describe use cases, using a narrative flow of events
  • develop primary path scenarios to describe the routine processing
  • document alternate and exception paths for different scenarios
  • develop Activity Diagrams to chart the scenarios of a use case
  • diagram generalization, extend and include relationships
  • leverage use cases to quickly create test cases
  • develop user interfaces from use cases, and uncover hidden requirements
  • create class diagrams from use cases

Audience: This course is intended for business analyst, IT professionals, business clients and project managers who want to develop software applications quickly.

Course Prerequisites: Experience relating to software development is highly recommended.

Course Price: For on-site courses please contact Mindavation on 1-866-888-MIND(6463) or e-mail: For public course availability and price please see Public Course Schedule.

PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas:

  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Quality Management

BABOK® Knowledge Areas

  • Enterprise Analysis
  • Requirements Analysis

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