Chapter 7. Creating Use Cases
A use case is a description of a system in terms of a sequence of actions. It should yield an observable result or value for the actor interacting with the system. Following are some characteristics of use cases:
They are initiated by an actor.
They model an interaction between an actor and the system.
They describe a sequence of actions.
They capture functional requirements.
They should provide some value to an actor.
They represent a complete and meaningful flow of events.
The purpose of a use case is to facilitate agreement between developers, customers, and users about what the system should do. A use case may be used as a contract between developers and customers. It’s also a basis for use case realizations, which play ...