Agile Business Analysis: Find and Write Detailed Use Cases to Discover Complex Features / Functions
Follow an Example Demonstrating How to Identify and Define Main (aka Standard, Basic), Alternate, and Exception Paths for an ATM
Author: Tom and Angela Hathaway
Video Duration: 13.13 minutes
This KnowledgeKnugget™ is part of this eCourse
There are no “IF’s” in a Use Case! That might sound like a mantra, but it describes a fundamental philosophy that makes your Use Cases significantly easier to adapt to changing situations and more understandable to a wider audience. To see how this works in action, follow along with our example on how to create Main, Alternate, and Exception paths.
Udemy Course: Lean / Agile Business Analysis - Writing BUSINESS Use Cases
Watch an Example of How to Capture Use Case Paths
Knowing how to capture the paths is one thing; the real challenge is finding them and, especially in lean environments, only developing those that are necessary for the successful implementation of the next release.
Learn 3 proven methods for discovering Use Cases early in the process. Analysis of a Vision Statement reveals implied as well as blatantly stated functions that should be described in Use Cases. Business Event-Response Analysis proves to be an extremely powerful tool for initiating a project or change initiative by asking what causes actors to use the application you are defining. Business events translate easily into Use Cases. Finally, business scenarios or examples taken from real life are also well-suited for growing a Business Use Case that is anchored in the real world.