Join Terri Wagner for an in-depth discussion in this video Writing requirements with use cases, part of Project Management Foundations: Requirements (2015).
- Use cases for requirements, define real requirements…for what the system must do.…The system is simply a collection…of interrelated elements…that interact to achieve an objective.…So while that could be An IT system,…an automated teller machine or ATM system,…it could also be People or interrelated elements…that create a Wind farm And so on.…Use cases describe a full set of behavioral requirements…for the system outcome.…A Use Case is A list of steps…typically defining interactions between a role…or "actor" and a system to achieve a goal.…
For example, a restaurant wanting…to Improve kitchen efficiencies, or their system…may Build a use case around…the customer as the "actor".…Then, Provide a brief description…and main flow of all the steps…from the moment the actor enters the restaurant,…places their order…and get's their piping hot delicious food.…Use cases are not the full set of requirements.…Details might still be needed around things…like External interfaces, Business rules…and Performance targets.…Use cases provide an easy way…
- Differentiate among enterprise, stakeholder, and requirement analyses.
- Summarize the elicitation process.
- Explain the importance of avoiding assumptions.
- Describe how to prioritize requirements.
- Identify techniques for conducting requirements analysis.
- Recall how to create a well-formed requirements checklist.
- Explain the guidelines for conducting technical reviews.
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Reviewing the Requirements Framework
2. Gathering Requirements
3. Analyzing Requirements
4. Specifying Requirements
5. Validating Requirements
6. Managing Requirements
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