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

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Chapter 7. Documenting Use Cases

A lot of documentation is associated with use cases and needs to be organized somehow. You want the documentation to be understandable but you want other things as well. For example, you may want to be able to trace from system-level to subordinate use cases or from use cases to scenarios to test plans. You may want to be able to set priority levels on a use case or on any part of it and later run a report listing all use cases of a certain priority. Or you may want to be able to set and check status on a use case, such as whether it has been coded or tested.

In this chapter, we’ll look at a sample use case template and consider different methods for implementing it. Every author has a favorite template. Our ...

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