Writing Effective Use Cases

Author: Alistair Cockburn
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0321605802
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Writing use cases as a means of capturing the behavioral requirements of software systems and business processes is a practice that is quickly gaining popularity. Use cases provide a beneficial means of project planning because they clearly show how people will ultimately use the system being designed. On the surface, use cases appear to be a straightforward and simple concept. Faced with the task of writing a set of use cases, however, practitioners must ask: "How exactly am I supposed to write use cases?" Because use cases are essentially prose essays, this question is not easily answered, and as a result, the task can become formidable. In Writing Effective Use Cases, object technology expert Alistair Cockburn presents an up-to-date, practical guide to use case writing. The author borrows from his extensive experience in this realm, and expands on the classic treatments of use cases to provide software developers with a "nuts-and-bolts" tutorial for writing use cases. The book thoroughly covers introductory, intermediate, and advanced concepts, and is, therefore, appropriate for all knowledge levels. Illustrative writing examples of both good and bad use cases reinforce the author's instructions. In addition, the book contains helpful learning exercises--with answers--to illuminate the most important points. Highlights of the book include: A thorough discussion of the key elements of use cases--actors, stakeholders, design scope, scenarios, and more A use case style guide with action steps and suggested formats An extensive list of time-saving use case writing tips A helpful presentation of use case templates, with commentary on when and where they should be employed A proven methodology for taking advantage of use cases With this book as your guide, you will learn the essential elements of use case writing, improve your use case writing skills, and be well on your way to employing use cases effectively for your next development project.

Patterns For Effective Use Cases

Author: Steve Adolph
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201721843
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Simple, elegant, and proven solutions to the specific problems of writing use cases on real projects, this workbook has 36 specific guidelines that readers can use to measure the quality of their use cases. This is the first book to specifically address use cases with the proven and popular development concept of patterns.

Value Pack

Author: Alistair Cockburn
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9781405817738
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Use Case Driven Object Modeling With Umltheory And Practice

Author: Don Rosenberg
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430203698
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Diagramming and process are important topics in today’s software development world, as the UML diagramming language has come to be almost universally accepted. Yet process is necessary; by themselves, diagrams are of little use. Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML - Theory and Practice combines the notation of UML with a lightweight but effective process - the ICONIX process - for designing and developing software systems. ICONIX has developed a growing following over the years. Sitting between the free-for-all of Extreme Programming and overly rigid processes such as RUP, ICONIX offers just enough structure to be successful.

Use Case Modeling

Author: Kurt Bittner
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201709131
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Scientific Engineering For Distributed Java Applications

Author: Nicolas Guelfi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540006796
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed postproceedings of the International Workshop on Scientific Engineering for Distributed Java Applications, FIDJI 2002, held in Luxembourg-Kirchberg, Luxembourg in November 2002. The 16 revised full papers presented together with a keynote paper and 3 abstracts were carefully selected from 33 submissions during two rounds of reviewing and improvement. Among the topics addressed are Java coordination, Web service architectures, transaction models, CORBA-based distributed systems, mobile objects, Java group toolkits, distributed process management systems, active objects in J2EE, Java frameworks, Jini, component-based distributed applications, Java middleware, fault-tolerant mobile systems.

Telling Stories

Author: Ben Rinzler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470549203
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From System Designers to Top Management, Everyone loves a good story Once upon a time, it was well understood that stories teach better than plain facts. Why then are most software requirements documents a baffling hodge-podge of diagrams, data dictionaries, and bullet points, held together by little more than a name and a staple? Telling Stories teaches you to combine proven standards of requirements analysis with the most ancient and effective tool for sharing information, the narrative. Telling Stories simplifies and refines the classic methods of Structured Analysis, providing organization, design, and old-fashioned writing advice. Whether you?re just getting started or an experienced requirements writer, Telling Stories can help you turn dull, detailed material into an engaging, logical, and readable story, a story that can make the difference for your project and your career. Learn why readers believe and remember what they learn from stories Work with team members to gather content, tell their stories, and win their support Use stories to find every requirement Create diagrams that almost tell the story on their own (while looking clear and professional) Explain everything important about a process Use precise language to remove the ambiguity from requirements Write a forceful executive summary that stands on its own and sells a project to senior management Summarize often to keep the reader focused on key issues Structure the document so every part has a clear place and purpose

Digital Government

Author: Hsinchun Chen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387716114
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At last, a right up-to-the-minute volume on a topic of huge national and international importance. As governments around the world battle voter apathy, the need for new and modernized methods of involvement in the polity is becoming acute. This work provides information on advanced research and case studies that survey the field of digital government. Successful applications in a variety of government settings are delineated, while the authors also analyse the implications for current and future policy-making. Each chapter has been prepared and carefully edited within a structured format by a known expert on the individual topic.

Agility And Discipline Made Easy

Author: Per Kroll
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0132702487
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"The Japanese samurai Musashi wrote: 'One can win with the long sword, and one can win with the short sword. Whatever the weapon, there is a time and situation in which it is appropriate.' "Similarly, we have the long RUP and the short RUP, and all sizes in between. RUP is not a rigid, static recipe, and it evolves with the field and the practitioners, as demonstrated in this new book full of wisdom to illustrate further the liveliness of a process adopted by so many organizations around the world. Bravo!" --Philippe Kruchten, Professor, University of British Columbia "The Unified Process and its practices have had, and continue to have, a great impact on the software industry. This book is a refreshing new look at some of the principles underlying the Unified Process. It is full of practical guidance for people who want to start, or increase, their adoption of proven practices. No matter where you are today in terms of software maturity, you can start improving tomorrow." --Ivar Jacobson, Ivar Jacobson Consulting "Kroll and MacIsaac have written a must-have book. It is well organized with new principles for software development. I encounter many books I consider valuable; I consider this one indispensable, especially as it includes over 20 concrete best practices. If you are interested in making your software development shop a better one, read this book!" --Ricardo R. Garcia, President, Global Rational User Group Council, www.rational-ug.org/index.php "Agile software development is real, it works, and it's here to stay. Now is the time to come up to speed on agile best practices for the Unified Process, and this book provides a great starting point." --Scott W. Ambler, practice leader, Agile Modeling "IBM and the global economy have become increasingly dependent on software over the last decade, and our industry has evolved some discriminating best practices. Per and Bruce have captured the principles and practices of success in this concise book; a must for executives, project managers, and practitioners. These ideas are progressive, but they strike the right balance between agility and governance and will form the foundation for successful systems and software developers for a long time." --Walker Royce, Vice President, IBM Software Services-Rational "Finally, the RUP is presented in digestible, byte-size pieces. Kroll and MacIsaac effectively describe a set of practices that can be adopted in a low-ceremony, ad hoc fashion, suited to the culture of the more agile project team, while allowing them to understand how to scale their process as needed." --Dean Leffingwell, author and software business advisor and executive "This text fills an important gap in the knowledge-base of our industry: providing agile practices in the proven, scalable framework of the Unified Process. With each practice able to be throttled to the unique context of a development organization, Kroll and MacIsaac provide software teams with the ability to balance agility and discipline as appropriate for their specific needs." --Brian G. Lyons, CTO, Number Six Software, Inc. In Agility and Discipline Made Easy , Rational Unified Process (RUP) and Open Unified Process (OpenUP) experts Per Kroll and Bruce MacIsaac share twenty well-defined best practices that you and your team can start adopting today to improve the agility, predictability, speed, and cost of software development. Kroll and MacIsaac outline proven principles for software development, and supply a number of supporting practices for each. You'll learn what problems each practice addresses and how you can best leverage RUP and OpenUP (an open-source version of the Unified Process) to make the practice work for you. You'll find proactive, prescriptive guidance on how to adopt the practices with minimal risk and implement as much or as little of RUP or OpenUP as you want. Learn how to apply sample practices from the Unified Process so you can Execute your project in iterations Embrace and manage change Test your own code Describe requirements from the user perspective Architect with components and services Model key perspectives Whether you are interested in agile or disciplined development using RUP, OpenUP, or other agile processes, this book will help you reduce the anxiety and cost associated with software improvement by providing an easy, non-intrusive path toward improved results--without overwhelming you and your team.

The Rational Unified Process Made Easy

Author: Per Kroll
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321166098
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The authors explain the underlying software development principles behind theRUP, and guide readers in its application in their organization.