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

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Chapter 43. Mistake: Multiple Business Values

Fault

Incorporating too much in a single use case by capturing several goals or business values in one use case.

Keywords: Alternative flow, business value of a use case, large use case, long use case.

Incorrect Model

Model

Model

Detection

When a use-case model has very few use cases, this modeling mistake may be the cause. The developers should then look for single use cases with lots of alternative flows with disparate goals that offer different values to stakeholders.

Discussion

It is sometimes tempting to identify use cases that are oversized, that is, use cases including too many alternative flows. In an attempt ...

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