Use Case Modeling Training


Use cases provide a structured, industry-standard way of eliciting and documenting visibly observable functional requirements from the point of view of the business. The process enhances communication between business analysts and stakeholders and helps the stakeholders articulate their needs in a way other elicitation techniques can’t. It also lays the foundation for user interface design and test case development. You will learn where use cases are most effective, a step-by-step method for creating them, and guidelines and tips to enhance them. This course provides the right blend of knowledge and skills for people to understand and model business use cases effectively.


Leverage use cases to elicit stakeholder and functional requirements
Define and model the major components of use case models using Unified Modeling Language (UML) notation
Understand how to leverage use cases in a predictive or adaptive environment
Identify the different types of actors and determine candidate use cases
Develop a use case diagram to communicate system scope
Describe Use Cases through a narrative flow of events (Primary, alternate, and exception paths) using a Use Case Template
Diagram various use case relationships
Develop an Activity Diagram to chart the scenarios of a Use Case
Leverage use cases to quickly create test cases
Develop user interface prototypes based on the use case to uncover additional requirements

Course Outline:

Use Case Overview

  • Use Case and use case model defined
  • Levels of use case modeling
  • Strengths and limitations of use case modeling
  • User stories vs use cases
  • Using use cases in predictive and adaptive environments
  • Use case modeling process

Use Case Diagram

  • Use case diagram defined
  • Use case diagramming steps
  • Define system scope
  • Identify actors and use cases
  • Types of actors
  • Associations between actors and use cases
  • Create a use case diagram
  • Review and refine use case diagrams
  • Package use cases

Use Case Narrative

  • Use case narrative overview & elements
  • Use case brief
  • Use Case introduction
  • Pre & post conditions
  • Use case flow of events (primary, alternative & exception)
  • Narrative documentation guidelines
  • 3 Methods to documenting the flow of events
  • Document additional considerations in a use case
  • Refine and review use case narratives

Use Case Relationships

  • UML notation
  • Include relationship
  • Extend relationship
  • Generalization relationships (use cases and actors)
  • Identify potential use case relationships

Activity Diagrams

  • Activity Diagram overview
  • UML notation
  • Forks and join rules
  • Model and document looping in a use case
  • Create an activity diagram

User Interface (UI) Prototyping

  • Use cases & user interfaces
  • Steps to create a user interface prototype
  • Develop a UI prototype for a use case

Use Cases & Test Cases

  • Translate use cases into test cases overview
  • Develop a number of test cases based on a use case

Appendix – Class Models

  • UML overview and notation
  • Identify candidate classes from use cases
  • Identify attributes and operations
  • Determine association and multiplicity
  • Package classes
  • Create a class diagram

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