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Use Cases [ID:471] (2/35)

in series: Developing emol!

video tutorial by Erik Thompson, added 12/07

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Demonstrates use cases to document some of the requirements of a program.

Wiki Link to the rest of the use cases: http://wiki.showmedo.com/index.php/Developing_emol#Use_Cases

Amazon link to the book I mentioned: Writing Effective Use Cases by Alistair Cockburn http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Effective-Cases-Software-Development/dp/0201702258/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1198563112&sr=8-1

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Good video because of the simplistic approach. A question that I have been searching to get an answer for though is how to come up with the use case scenario in the first place, before you start to document or write the formal use case (as you have described).

The main problem is to develop a realistic scenario composed of user activities - something for which I have found no documentation or pointers before. If you could do a discussion of this, I would be greatful.


11. Brandon Runyon Wed, 04 Aug 2010 23:41

Good start to use cases... alway found systems application analysis and design to be somewhat vague in school.


Use cases not too interesting, but I'll stay with this series a little longer.


9. Lyla Moss Sun, 30 May 2010 00:09

I think I need something more simple to work with.


8. anonymous Thu, 22 Oct 2009 14:45

Just started the emol! series. Great job so far!


7. anonymous Fri, 21 Aug 2009 09:32

Each video is too short.

The narration is too tentative -- every statement is spoken with a rising tone at the end, as if it were a question.

And the Close-button for the feedback form is unreachable, off the top of the window.


6. anonymous Sat, 04 Jul 2009 11:10

definitely informative in giving a quick rundown of the type of programming being written. probably should have had a reference to the fact that use cases can also help in creating documentation/marketing information for the product to help people get interested in the program


I found the simple documentation examples here very useful. I'm writing a small utility program for a friend, having him write down things like this first will very likely help to avoid misunderstandings.


Review of Use Cases

Erik, you have a nice and measured approach here. You speak clearly, you lay out what you're talking about and I like that you're covering 'use cases' with a book recommendation.

Cheers,

Ian.


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