BA28 – Requirements Analysis and Use Cases

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2 days - $1,195

This course provides a strong foundation in the mechanics of use case diagramming and writing textual descriptions of use cases. In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn how to enhance and refine your use case skills, how to involve your stakeholders in the use case process, and how to develop use cases that provide valuable information to the designers and testers. Use cases that meet the needs of designers can be too technical and too detailed for other stakeholders. Use cases that satisfy business users are usually not very helpful to designers and testers. How do you satisfy these two disparate interests? And how do you handle the details like business rules, data validations and user interface specifications?

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This course has been expressly designed for the Business Analyst, Business System Analyst, System Analyst, and/or Requirements Engineer. The Designer, Developer and Tester who are actively involved in utilizing use cases may also benefit from this workshop.

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05/16/20249:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET$1,195.00
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  • Course Outline
  • Objectives
  • 1 – Introduction

    • Course objectives
    • Understanding of business analysis
    • Knowledge areas of BABOK® Guide

    2 – Overview of Use Cases

    • Describe the purpose and value of a use case approach
    • Use case terminology
    • Introducing a use case approach

    3 – Needs Assessment

    • Purpose of Needs Assessment
    • Needs Assessment and use cases
    • Defining and understanding the strategic goals and objectives
    • Understanding the business process
    • Identifying actors
    • Identifying business information
    • Analyzing locations and operations
    • Drawing the business use case diagram
    • Building the business architecture
    • Defining solution options

    4 – Defining System Scope

    • Product scope/project scope
    • System actors versus business actors
    • Analyzing the business process model
    • Analyzing business use cases
    • Identifying candidate use cases
    • Identifying scenarios
    • Diagramming use cases
    • Draw a use case diagram
    • Create a use case catalog

    5 – Evaluating, Prioritizing, and Packaging Use Cases

    • Iterative nature of this work
    • Evaluating use cases
    • Use case priority
    • Use case risk
    • Use case complexity
    • Use case dependencies
    • Evaluate and Prioritize use cases
    • Dividing work up between releases
    • Packaging
    • A process for how to perform packaging

    6 – Writing the Main Success Scenario

    • Use case descriptions
    • Primary and secondary goals
    • Assumptions
    • Pre-conditions
    • Triggers
    • Post-conditions
    • Scenario example
    • Main success scenario
    • Conditional execution
    • Use cases and requirements
    • Best practices for writing a use case description

    7 – Writing the Other Scenarios

    • Scenarios and flows
    • Alternate scenarios and flows
    • Alternate vs. basic flow
    • Guidelines for alternate flows
    • Exception flows
    • Failed post conditions
    • Write alternate and exception flows

    8 – Process Modeling to Describe Use Case Flows

    • UML® Activity Diagram Notation
    • Sequencing activities
    • Developing an activity diagram
    • Facilitated sessions
    • Draw a UML® Activity Diagram

    9 – Using Advanced Diagramming Techniques

    • Commonality
    • Dependency Relationships
    • Identify relationships
    • Comparing the different relationships

    10 – Developing a Requirements Specification

    • Requirements and use cases
    • Detailed requirements
    • Common approaches to specifications
    • Non-functional requirements
    • Write non-functional requirements
    • User interface requirements
    • UI data descriptions
    • Business rules
    • Decision tables and inference rules
    • How to document simple calculations
    • Reporting requirements
    • Data requirements
    • Data accessibility requirements
    • Traceability

    11 – Course Summary

    • Wrap-up
    • Finding more information
  • Employ use cases to elicit requirements, at a business, system or subsystem level
    Employ use cases to document the scope of a project
    Write use cases in a clear and unambiguous way.
    Model use cases with workflow diagrams
    Plan and divide up the project work based on your use cases
    Manage a use case as it evolves over time and goes through many changes