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System Requirements Definition Using Use Cases Training Course - 1 Day

This training course teaches business and system analysts how to produce a detailed outside-in model of computer system requirements using use cases within the context of a model-driven software development process. A strict best practice approach to writing effective use cases ensures that the results satisfy the needs of both non-technical and technical stakeholders. The gains that defining requirements with use cases brings to estimation, traceability, test development and management is discussed. Understanding is tested with exercises based on a real-world project example either using Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect, another suitable use case modelling tool or on paper.

Delegates will learn
  • How to create a first cut overview of functional requirements with actors and use cases on a use case diagram
  • How to write an effective use case description in a way that satisfies both non-technical and technical stakeholders
  • How to specify the flow of events as a basic flow and alternate flows
  • How to restructure the use case diagram to handle complex relationships between use cases without bloating the use case model
  • How to integrate the use case model with non-functional requirements, data requirements, business rules and screen prototyping
  • How a use case driven approach to requirements gathering improves estimation, project planning, test development and traceability
Suitable For:
Suitable for

Business Analysts, System Analysts, Requirements Gatherers, Solution Architects, System Architects, Developers and Project Managers with at least 2 years experience. This course is not suitable for those seeking certification as a step towards a qualification. See the Certification Policy for a detailed discussion.

Course Logistics:
Course logistics

Course attendance is normally limited to 12 students. Courses start at 9.30am on the first day, 9.00am on subsequent days and finish at 5.00pm each day. Students normally use a computer for the exercises, but these can be performed on paper if required. For a discussion on using a UML modelling tool please see Modelling Tool Use on Courses. Printed course manuals for each student with copies of all presentations, exercises and solutions are provided.

On-Site (In-House) Courses:
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The client is expected to provide an appropriate venue, refreshments, XGA/WXGA projector and screen, whiteboard or flipchart and at least one computer per two students loaded with a suitable UML modelling tool, unless exercises are to be performed on paper. For a full discussion of on-site course issues please see On-Site Course Logistics.

Scheduled Public Courses:

CRaG Systems no longer provide scheduled public training. However, we continue to provide on-site (in-house) training for any number of students with special discounts for small classes. You will find our pricing competitive with most public courses for just 2 or 3 students. Please use the On-Site Course Pricing page to get a firm, downloadable quotation for on-site training.

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Training Course Outline

Day 1

People - Course Structure - Unified Modelling Language - Origins of Use Cases - Why Use Use Cases?
Specifying Functional Requirements with Use Cases
System Use Cases and Actors - Primitive Use Cases - Use Case Diagrams
Use Case Diagram Workshop
The Basic Flow - Writing Effective Use Case Descriptions
Basic Flow Workshop
Writing Sub-flows and Alternate Flows - 'Include' and 'Extend' Relationships
Alternate Flow Workshop
Modelling Browser-Based Applications
Requirements Gathering
Collecting Requirements Information - Proof of Concept Prototypes - Requirements Documents - Estimating and Traceability - Incremental Development

Should the content of the available UML training courses not fit your exact requirements, then CRaG Systems can create a custom course for you. Please either email or call us to discuss your particular needs.

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System Requirements Definition Using Use Cases Training Course - 1 Day