Writing Effective Use Cases by Alistair Cockburn
Writing Effective Use Cases Alistair Cockburn ebook
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0201702258, 9780201702255
I received this book on Tuesday and had finished reading it by Thursday. I just read a recent blog (wiki) entry by Alistair Cockburn (of "writing effective use cases" fame) called "why I still use use cases". I'm still surprised how few people know how to write good user stories, it's quite simple, but it needs practise and this books is a great guide. Very systematic and logical approach, clear and easy to understand guidelines for writing, quite good examples. To abstract things, to move from fact to vision, and thereby improve reusability is useful for any business analyst striving for efficiency and effectiveness. I reviewed this book as I believe there is little out there in the way of training or guidance on how to do use case modeling well. For many, they are just diagrams. E1: Use cases have been written (and validated by subject matter experts (SMEs)) 'Sometimes it's easier for SMEs to validate business rules when they see them already separated from the rest. In this article I show how to extract business rules from use case .. If you haven't already, you should really own a copy of Bruce Cockburn's Writing Effective Use Cases, the only book on the subject you're going to need, unless you're doing some really in-depth stuff. Writing Effective UC Standard UML doesn't say much about use cases. Cockburn bridges the gap by stressing the need for written scenarii. I was looking for “the” book on user stories. If I wanted to recommend “the” book for use cases, it was “Writing Effective Use Cases” by Alistair Cockburn. A good use case is a unit of help. Writing Effective Use Cases (Alistair Cockburn) Link. The book describes the methodology of putting the software requirements in written through the use cases. The best help systems and user manuals are written with a goal-oriented organization; that is, 'to accomplish this, do that'—the short definition of a use case.