Software requirements: Moving beyond use cases

While use cases are a valuable means of determining software project requirements, they are not the only or often the best method to use. In the audiocast, software development and requirements definition expert Ellen Gottesdiener describes when use cases are a good fit for software projects, when they are not, and what alternative approaches should be used. Topics covered include:

  • Common misuses of use cases
  • When to use behavioral models other than uses cases
  • What alternatives there are to use cases
  • The relationship of business rules to analysis models like use cases
  • When and why use cases can be used in Agile projects
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About the speaker
Ellen Gottesdiener, principal consultant at EBG Consulting Inc., helps teams collaboratively explore requirements, shape their development processes, and plan and review their work. She is also the author of "Requirements by Collaboration: Workshops for Defining Needs" and "The Software Requirements Memory Jogger: A Pocket Guide to Help Software and Business Teams Develop and Manage Requirements."

This was first published in July 2009

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