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Developing Use Cases

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  • e-Training
  • Public Classroom
  • On Site
  • Virtual Classroom
SHOW CREDIT DETAILS
Delivery Method PDU Total Technical PMP/PgMp Leadership Strategy PMI RMP PMI SP PMI ACP PfMP PMI PBA
e-Training 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
Instructor-led training 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
Virtual instructor-led training 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
Delivery Method e-Training Instructor-led training Virtual instructor-led training
PDU Total 21 21 21
Technical PMP/PgMp 21 21 21
Leadership 0 0 0
Strategy 0 0 0
PMI RMP 0 0 0
PMI SP 0 0 0
PMI ACP 0 0 0
PfMP 0 0 0
PMI PBA 21 21 21
  • CDUs: 21 BABOK V2.0 used in the CDU approval of this course
  • CEUs: 2.1
  • CPEs: 25
  • PDUs: 21
Synopsis

As a fundamental component to identifying requirements for a new system, business analysts must be able to illustrate how "actors", such as end users, stakeholders, or related systems, will be affected once the new system is implemented. This process, also known as Use Case Modeling, provides business analysts with a powerful tool for documenting functional requirements-and the interactions between these requirements-in a manner that can be easily communicated to designers, programmers, project manager, and other project stakeholders.  

This course provides business analysts with the required competencies for creating use case diagrams and use case scenarios, which serve as a vehicle for eliciting, analyzing, documenting and communicating functional requirements. You will practice creating use cases in the Unified Modeling Language (UML) to graphically represent the interactions between use cases and actors. To fully gain the benefits of UML, you will create use case diagrams through an object-oriented approach, which enables business analysts to sift through the complexity of a system by breaking it down into smaller units.  

Take this course and you'll gain more than just the lexicon required for use case and object oriented modeling. Through interactive exercises, you will practice writing the alternate/exception flows, arranging objects into properly named classes, and reading class diagrams. Most importantly, you'll gain the ability to integrate use case modeling within the software development life cycle to ensure that project requirements are accurate, complete, and map to the objectives of the business.  

Reminder: Prior to taking this course, you should have acquired the background as taught in Eliciting and Managing Requirements and Business Process Modeling.  

Learn
  • Employ use cases to elicit, analyze, document and communicate functional requirements for software  
  • Use the Unified Modeling Language (UML) to create use case diagrams  
  • Determine when to employ use case modeling  
  • Prioritize use cases based on their importance to the business and on technical considerations 
  • Describe ways to develop consistent vocabulary between use cases and objects
  • Ensure use case quality
 
Topics
  • Advanced Use Case Modeling Techniques
    • Diagramming an <<include>> relationship
    • Diagramming an <<exclude>> relationship
    • Diagramming generalization and specialization
    • Considering multiplicity
     
  • Ensuring Use Case Quality
    • Employing quality assurance techniques
    • Ensuring use cases are testable
     
  • Identifying and Describing Actors
    • Use case actors
    • Business versus system actors
    • Identifying actors
    • Mapping stakeholders to actors
    • Users versus actors
     
  • Identifying and Describing Use Cases
    • Identifying use cases
    • Writing a use case description
    • Including preconditions, postconditions, assumptions, and scenarios
     
  • Introduction to Use Case Modeling
    • Organizing requirements with use cases
    • Use case diagrams as a UML notation
    • Organizing the model with packages
     
  • Prioritizing Use Cases
    • Estimating project cost with use cases
    • Employing prioritization techniques
  • Writing Use Case Scenarios
    • Identifying the main success scenario
    • Identifying alternates and exceptions
    • Indicating iteration