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Sams Teach Yourself UML in 24 Hours, Third Edition by Joseph Schmuller

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Chapter 6. Introducing Use Cases

What You'll Learn in This Hour:

  • What use cases are

  • The ideas behind creating, including, and extending use cases

  • How to start a use case analysis

In the past three hours, you've dealt with diagrams that provide a static view of the classes in a system. You're going to ultimately move into diagrams that provide a dynamic view and show how the system and its classes change over time. The static view helps an analyst communicate with a client. The dynamic view, as you'll see, helps an analyst communicate with a team of developers, and helps the developers create programs.

The client and the development team make up an important set of stakeholders in a system. One equally important part of the picture is missing, however—the ...

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