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

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Chapter 6. Level of Detail

Now that you know how to write use cases, we will look at setting the level of detail for a use case. We also need to consider what to do when we need to maintain more than one use case document, each one at a different level of detail. We have to make sure that all the documents stay consistent. In this chapter we will look at use cases at various levels of detail, with examples of the different use cases. We will also discuss ways of maintaining consistency between the documents.

Determining the Level of Detail

One question everyone asks is “How do we know when we have the right level of detail in our use cases?” There are no hard and fast rules, but there are guidelines. When determining the appropriate level of ...

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