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Use Cases: Patterns and Blueprints by Karin Palmkvist, Gunnar Övergaard

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Chapter 18. Component Hierarchy

Intent

Provide a mapping from top-level use cases describing the system behavior as a whole down to leaf elements in a containment hierarchy realizing the behavior.

Characteristics: Common. Advanced.

Keywords: Addition to existing flow, component, decomposition, encapsulation, subsystem.

Patterns

Component Hierarchy: Black-Box with Use Cases

Model

Model

Description

The Component Hierarchy: Black-Box with Use Cases pattern consists of a top-level component containing an arbitrary number of use cases. These use cases state how the component is to be used and how it will act without revealing its internal structure. Each of the top-level ...

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