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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How to visually link UML use cases to the UML state diagrams or UML activity diagrams that describe each use case?

Does a formal way exist to visually link a use case to the UML state diagram (or activity diagram) that describes it? I know that it is possible to detail this relationship in the documentation, but ...
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Does it make sense to internationalize logs?

I'm working on converting the logging API used by a web application from log4j to slf4j, and noticed that the interface used to abstract over the log4j implementation supports internationalization; I ...
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The right way to show the big use-case diagram

I have the big use-case diagram: May I pack some use-cases in packages and then show diagram by the following way:
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UML use case diagram: Actors on left and right?

I'm currently drawing a use case diagram (using UML2.0) and it's getting quite large and unorganised. So my question is, is it acceptable to place actors on both the left and right of the system ...
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Are exceptional/alternate scenarios use cases?

NB: For the purpose of this question, alternate scenarios are scenarios that aside from the main scenario also lead to the completion of the user goal; exceptional scenario are scenarios that do not ...
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Is it reasonable to assume a 1:1 relationship between user stories and use cases?

I am studying user stories and use cases, and I'm curious about ways to combine both these techniques. Basically it seems to me that there is a 1:1 relationship between user stories and use cases, ...
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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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Is there a standard for use case specifications?

I've been discussing about whether "logging in" is a use case and I've been wondering: is there some "official" standard where to look up the definition of a use case or what the point of a use case ...
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Applications of heapsort [closed]

Heapsort is a sorting algorithm that has a time complexity of O(nlogn), and performs sorting using O(1) space complexity. However, I know that because it's unstable, it doesn't find many applications ...
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Question regarding actors in a Use Case diagram

OK, so I have this homework question whereby we are given a rather complex system description and need to create several UML diagrams that describe the system being described. I'm having an issue ...
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is this use case well structure? [closed]

I'm trying to create a use case that make sense, and i am a little bit confused with the alternate path i think i am doing it in the wrong way, the system should tell the admin when a shared playlist ...
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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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Use cases and multi service architecture [closed]

I've recently finished reading "writing effective use cases" by Alistair Cockburn. I'm looking at building a web application that sits upon 2 web services. Should I have use cases for "web ...
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How should I write the “Validation” parts of a FURPS+ document

Alistair Cockburn says in Writing Effective Use Cases, that validation requirements should not go into the use cases. However, even after reading the chapter on Missing Requirements (meaning the ...
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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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Is this a user story or a bug?

Consider the following user story(ies) for a manufacturing management system I am building: As a shipper/receiver I need to be able to create work orders So that we can begin tracking jobs ...
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Is MVC controller an use case controller?

In GRASP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GRASP_(object-oriented_design) ), a controller (use case controller) is defined as: A use case controller should be used to deal with all system events of ...
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When are RPC-ish approaches more appropriate than REST?

After watching this talk on REST, Reuse and Serendipity by Steve Vinoski, I wonder if there are business cases in greenfield projects for (XML-)RPC-ish setups, that REST could not solve in a better ...
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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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Forming heavy use case diagram

We have a use case diagram for our software engineering course project that we have many use cases in every system and about 5-6 actors. How should we separate this heavy diagram to light weight ...
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Notifications in Use-case Diagrams

I'm writing a use-case diagram in which an actor gets a notification. My question is similar to this one except that I'm not sure if my notification use-case is a crosscutting concern. Suppose my ...
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Include system timer in use case diagram

Here in my use case diagram, an sms will be sent to a referenced person by the applicant automatically by the system when an applicant fills up and submits a form. Here as the SMS sending is ...
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When should I use a precondition and when to include another use-case to provide those conditions?

For example, suppose 'Borrwoing a book' a use case: I can figure out two description for it: Description one: Precondition: The member to access this use-case should be already logged in. OR EVEN ...
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When, if ever, should I draw the use-case diagram of the existing system?

When I want to design a software I usually think about the use-cases of my software, but I have heard some sort of analyzing the existing (non-automated) system is required. To be specific, is ...
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Difference between the actors in the existing (non-automated) and the new (automated) system [closed]

I guess two main use-case diagrams in building an automated system (Software) from a non-automated system are: Analysis of the existing system by a use-case diagram. Mapping the current use-cases ...
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Finding methods of classes from the use case

I know some nouns in the use case scenario are candidate to be class, for example member, customer, student .... I can find such entities and some attributes of them, but my problem is that I can't ...
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Use Case Diagram. Can a system be its own actor?

Hello I got the definition below for an actor. That means the system cannot be an actor to itself. I was wondering what if the system is supposed to display certain elements on a screeen. In that case ...
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In what case a use case should be written

I am trying to figure out some questions to help me decide whether a use case should be written for that requirement or not. Is it neccesesary to have a use case for each requirement? E.g I have ...
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Use case diagram, which behaviours should be included?

I teach OOD&A course to some students. When I want to draw a use case diagram or write the scenario of them for a system, I don't know should I include everything (behavior) which is done in the ...
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What exactly is a business rule? [duplicate]

I'm trying to better organize my application architecture, so I've been doing some reading, but I keep running into references to "Business Logic" and "Business Rules". I've never really understood ...
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More requirements in a single use case - correct?

I have been arguying with a developer who insists that 1 functional request (FR) == 1 use case (UC). I think that is nonsense as there are requirements often describing situations arising from the ...
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Use case diagram : distingishing the actor of a use case

I know a system contains a set of use case diagrams and not one use case diagram, but anyway in the first step to find the system requirements or to analyze them I have problem in distinguishing the ...
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Extension in use case diagram: Library management example?

I have problem to understand the extension relation in the use case diagrams, sometimes some relations seem extension. For example in the library system, what is the relation between borrowing a ...
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How to capture “Display advertisement” use case?

What kind of use case it would be for to "show ad in part of the view"? Who could be the actor to relate with? User or System? As user has no specific goal to see ads, i am wondering what is the best ...
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Is this a specific pattern and what is its purpose? [closed]

I recently stumbled over the following C++ Code which confused me a bit: class One {/*definition*/}; template<class Base > class Two : public Base {/*definition*/}; template<class Base > ...
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Sequence diagrams and the Implementation

In the design phase we create UML Sequence diagrams (in OOD). My understanding is that after creating an Use Case diagram if we need to show further information in terms of time sequence of events of ...
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How to consider the login function collecting requirements of an application? is it a user requirement?

I am working on an application that expected to the user logs in when the application is started (as for example it is in Skype: the user open the application and appear to him a login mask when he ...
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Are the following Use Case Levels determined correctly?

I am confused about use case levels. All I could understand was that use cases that are contained in another use case fall under the level which is below the level of the container use case. I have ...
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Use cases sequentialy related, how to deal with this?

I'll express my doubt with an example. Suppose I have the following requirement: The customer needs a page in his website that displays all the products he has with a quantity field on the side ...
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How to measure the quality of my use cases?

When I'm coding something I know that there are many ways to see if my code is good or not. First is testing: I can do unit tests or even test the software by myself and see that it works or not. ...
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How to show an “or includes” relationship - UML Use case diagram

I haven't come across this issue before and can't find it in my Schaum's Outline UML book and was wondering if someone here could help. I'm making a use case diagram for e-commerce, and in it I want ...
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How to create a use case diagram for board game played on PC

I'm struggling with a task as I was given to practice UML and use cases. The problem is that I should model computer version of a board game so I am unsure about a few things. obviously it does not ...
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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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How much time should be spent with use cases?

I'm starting to work with agile iterative approach to software development and this question seems quite natural. After gathering the requirements I should write a few use cases to describe how the ...
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Is this a good use case?

I've been studying object oriented analysis and, so to get started with this in practice I've decided to first of all build my own management system to have my customers data and so on. Trying to ...
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How to deal with requirements and use cases in this kind of situation?

Recently I've started to work with object oriented analysis and design and it seemed very interesting to me as a way to get work done better. But I'm still in doubt with one kind of situation. If this ...
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Alternatives to Traditional Password Authentication [closed]

The third party login is excellent function that has come in recent years that relieves the load on a programmers mind so that I have to remember less useless passwords. I don't use the same ...
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How to model optional use cases in UML

Let's say, I want to model an application which allows users to model class diagrams. The high level use case can be modelled as UC1:Model Class Diagram, which refines itself into UC11: Model Class, ...
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Is where a link goes part of a view use case?

Say I got a minimal use case such as "view home page" or "view banner ad". Should it be included or exluded in the use case actually following the link? What I mean is that whether it belongs to the ...
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Use case decomposition for class registration system

I am currently working on refactoring a summer camp registration system to include some new features and will also be using it as the basis for a new after-school class registration system. For this ...