In software and systems engineering, a use case is a list of steps, typically defining interactions between a role and a system. From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Use_case

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Describing requirements in SRS - use cases?

I do not have the access to the IEEE standard and information on the net are contradictory. Can I capture user requirements in SRS using use cases? Or I should keep use cases separate as they are more ...
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Behavior-Driven Development / Use case diagram

Regarding growing of Behavior-Driven Development imposing acceptance testing, are use cases diagram useful or do they lead to an "over-documentation"? Indeed, acceptance tests representing ...
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How to manage and estimate unstructured requirements received from customers

A lot of the times during the bidding phase of a project I receive a software system's requirements from our potential customers in a very unstructured format from various sources [email, word ...
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Is this usage of extend relationship in a use case diagram correct?

On this picture: Does updating grades extend a feature that shows grades? I am not sure if the notation is correct, so I am hoping you guys will know it.
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Is my use case diagram correct?

NOTE: I am self studying UML so I have nobody to verify my diagrams and hence I am posting here, so please bear with me. This is the problem I got from some PDF available on Google that simply had the ...
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Should the database of a web application be considered an actor?

I'm just learning about use-case analysis and use-case diagrams and am a little confused whether or not the MySQL database of a web app should be considered an actor. Is the databased considered ...
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Writing a killer use case for a cron job [closed]

I'm a beginner when it comes to writing use cases, but I searched a lot and most of the materials I found mentioned that I should concentrate on the business value to the customer when writing a use ...
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Are using <<include>> and <<extend>> relationship in this use-case diagram actually same?

I am trying to draw a UML use-case diagram to model requirements for a software project. The two requirements I have issue to model are: TravelAgent creates a booking for a [old] client who is ...
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How to model two similar tasks with the Use-case diagram

I am trying to draw a use-case diagram for a software project. Two requirements for the software I am trying to model in use-case diagram are: A customer (i.e. Client) should be able to cancel its ...
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What does “automating a use case” mean and what are the tools to do it?

What does 'automating a use case 'means and how does the tools that automate helps with that? whats makes automation good to do and does it holds any significance for web developement.
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What Use Cases are Appropriate for JScript.NET?

In this Stack Overflow question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9471332 I learned that Jscript is not dead after all. Yay! But what is JScript.NET good for? According to this article, you ...
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Use Case Structure

I am creating use cases for a project. A generic user is extended by user "categories" which then is extended by an administrator (that can do all tasks possible). Is the following acceptable to ...
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How to use BPMN and use case and other diagrams together

I asked this question on stackoverflow, but it seems this question is not suitable there, so I post here for discussion. BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notations) is used for modeling business ...
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Who usually does the use case analysis in the team? [closed]

I've just started my first IT job in a team with two developers (junior and senior), a project leader and an architect. My role is not yet completely defined and I said I'd be ok with both programming ...
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Use Case level confusion

I'm working on the use case model of a web design application something like Dreamwaver, I'm little confusing about to which level should I write the use case model. ex: when the user insert a text ...
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Use case notation for login

When a login is needed in a system to perfom any action. How do you express that in a Use Case Diagram? I have a system that will allow employees to perform sells. They must be logged in, but once ...
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Is this the correct way to use extends?

I am making a UML diagram. Im wondering if im using the extends feature correctly. I have a marketer that can search contacts but only if they have created them in the first place.... Have i got the ...
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Writing use cases for a rather complex scenario

I'm trying to improve my use-case writing skills but I'm stuck on a certain scenario. The idea is that there are a bunch of entries in a task list (some kind of todo list). Now the user wishes to ...
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Testing Data : Should I Create a bogus test case?

I've written an Integration program that produces files from a source set of data and converts it to a target data file. These files contain field/record information that must be validated by our ...
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Formal requirements analysis

I've been doing a Requirements Analysis module in my university. We've covered all kinds of formal requirements stuff, like UML, Use Case Diagrams, Sequence Diagrams and Contracts. I have to ask- are ...