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So What’s in a Use Case?

So What’s in a Use Case?
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Author(s): D. C. McDermid (Edith Cowan University, Australia)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 2
Source title: Issues & Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-39-6.ch128
ISBN13: 9781930708396
EISBN13: 9781466641358


This paper challenges established wisdom with respect to how to elaborate use cases. Use cases are refined into (business) objects which are then modelled by identifying methods and data. The research reported in this paper indicates that there are other better constructs for modelling use cases, at least initially, and that (business) objects are not a particularly good medium for discussing requirements with users. This paper describes the arguments leading up to these conclusions.

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