Use Case Modeling – Based on UML 2.0 Notations

Capture un-ambiguous, clear and precise requirements using this world class technique


Course No: CM-001
Duration: 2 Days
Credits: 14 PDUs / 1.4 CEUs

A familiarity with key requirements management concepts and terminology is recommended as well as basic knowledge of any ...
Course Level

Course Overview
This course provides all team members 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.
Who should attend?
Any one who deals with requirements and or reads / interprets requirements and scope documented by others
Performance Focus
This course frames the process of discovering use cases, beginning with finding the actors, the scope and the various relationships between them. It gives you access to the resourceful nature of the use case by focusing on users' needs and how the system will help satisfy those needs, at the same time providing traceability from requirements to specifications to the project.
What You Will 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
  • Analyze and document detailed requirements using an object model
  • Read a class diagram
Training Content and Basic Outline of the course

Introduction To Use Case Modeling

  • Organizing requirements with use cases
  • Use case diagrams as a UML notation
  • Organizing the model with packages

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, post conditions, assumptions and scenarios

Writing Use Case Scenarios

  • Identifying the main success scenario
  • Identifying alternates and exceptions
  • Indicating iteration

Advanced Use Case Modeling Techniques

  • Diagramming an «include» relationship
  • Diagramming an «extend» relationship
  • Diagramming generalization and specialization
  • Considering multiplicity
  • Ensuring Use Case Quality
  • Employing quality assurance techniques
  • Ensuring use cases are testable

Prioritizing Use Cases

  • Estimating project cost with use cases
  • Employing prioritization techniques

Introduction To Object Modeling

  • Use cases and object orientation (OO)
  • Identifying objects and classes

Identifying And Describing Business Domain Objects

  • Assigning objects to classes
  • Guidelines for describing business objects
  • Describing operations, attributes and Associations

Recap & Closing