6. Scenarios

in which we look at scenarios, and how the business analyst uses them to communicate with the stakeholders

At this stage of the requirements process, you have identified the business events, and thereby the business use cases (BUCs) that respond to the events. Here we look at using scenarios to model and record the BUCs. We use scenarios a lot, and find them to be very effective, largely because of their ready acceptance by nontechnical stakeholders.

Formality Guide

Scenarios are useful in most situations—anyone can understand them, and they fit into every development style.

Rabbit projects can use scenarios as a trawling technique. The requirements analysts and the appropriate stakeholders come together to build a scenario for the ...

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