BA28 - Requirements Analysis and Use Cases

In this highly interactive course, you will learn how to enhance and refine your use case skills, how to involve your stakeholders in the use case process, and how to develop use cases that provide valuable information to the designers and testers.

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Learning Objectives

Employ use cases to elicit requirements, at a business, system or subsystem level

  • Employ use cases to document the scope of a project
  • Write use cases in a clear and unambiguous way.
  • Model use cases with workflow diagrams
  • Plan and divide up the project work based on your use cases
  • Manage a use case as it evolves over time and goes through many changes


    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Introduction
  • Course objectives
  • Understanding of business analysis
  • Knowledge areas of BABOK® Guide
  • 2 - Overview of Use Cases
  • Describe the purpose and value of a use case approach
  • Use case terminology
  • Introducing a use case approach
  • 3 - Needs Assessment
  • Purpose of Needs Assessment
  • Needs Assessment and use cases
  • Defining and understanding the strategic goals and objectives
  • Understanding the business process
  • Identifying actors
  • Identifying business information
  • Analyzing locations and operations
  • Drawing the business use case diagram
  • Building the business architecture
  • Defining solution options
  • 4 - Defining System Scope
  • Product scope/project scope
  • System actors versus business actors
  • Analyzing the business process model
  • Analyzing business use cases
  • Identifying candidate use cases
  • Identifying scenarios
  • Diagramming use cases
  • Draw a use case diagram
  • Create a use case catalog
  • 5 - Evaluating, Prioritizing, and Packaging Use Cases
  • Iterative nature of this work
  • Evaluating use cases
  • Use case priority
  • Use case risk
  • Use case complexity
  • Use case dependencies
  • Evaluate and Prioritize use cases
  • Dividing work up between releases
  • Packaging
  • A process for how to perform packaging
  • 6 - Writing the Main Success Scenario
  • Use case descriptions
  • Primary and secondary goals
  • Assumptions
  • Pre-conditions
  • Triggers
  • Post-conditions
  • Scenario example
  • Main success scenario
  • Conditional execution
  • Use cases and requirements
  • Best practices for writing a use case description
  • 7 - Writing the Other Scenarios
  • Scenarios and flows
  • Alternate scenarios and flows
  • Alternate vs. basic flow
  • Guidelines for alternate flows
  • Exception flows
  • Failed post conditions
  • Write alternate and exception flows
  • 8 - Process Modeling to Describe Use Case Flows
  • UML® Activity Diagram Notation
  • Sequencing activities
  • Developing an activity diagram
  • Facilitated sessions
  • Draw a UML® Activity Diagram
  • 9 - Using Advanced Diagramming Techniques
  • Commonality
  • Dependency Relationships
  • Identify relationships
  • Comparing the different relationships
  • 10 - Developing a Requirements Specification
  • Requirements and use cases
  • Detailed requirements
  • Common approaches to specifications
  • Non-functional requirements
  • Write non-functional requirements
  • User interface requirements
  • UI data descriptions
  • Business rules
  • Decision tables and inference rules
  • How to document simple calculations
  • Reporting requirements
  • Data requirements
  • Data accessibility requirements
  • Traceability
  • 11 - Course Summary
  • Wrap-up
  • Finding more information
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    This course has been expressly designed for the Business Analyst, Business System Analyst, System Analyst, and/or Requirements Engineer. The Designer, Developer and Tester who are actively involved in utilizing use cases may also benefit from this workshop.

    Other Prerequisites

    Knowledge of requirements process and requirements elicitation techniques.

    BA28 - Requirements Analysis and Use Cases

    Course Length : 2 Days

    There are currently no scheduled dates for this course. Please contact us for more information.

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