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Applying Use Cases: A Practical Guide, Second Edition by Jason P. Winters, Geri Schneider

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Chapter 1. Getting Started

Use cases are used to describe the outwardly visible requirements of a system. They are used in the requirements analysis phase of a project and contribute to test plans and user guides. They are used to create and validate a proposed design and to ensure it meets all requirements. Use cases also are used when creating a project schedule, helping to plan what goes into each release.

This book will give practical guidelines for applying use cases to a project. We will cover a project from its initial inception (“Hey! How about. . . .”) to just before we actually start to build a system. We also will look at applying use cases in testing the system code and creating user manuals.

In this book we’ll look at use cases ...

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