Re: Plain English explanation of use cases??

Subject: Re: Plain English explanation of use cases??
From: "Anthony Markatos" <tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: jean -at- wrevenge -dot- com -dot- au, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 09:13:17 PST

Jean Weber asks:

Can someone direct me to a plain English explanation of "use cases" and "user scenarios"

Tony Markatos responds:

A Use Case is basically a "typical end-user scenario" - differences between Use Case and User Scenario are very minor ("John Smith goes to the store" vs "An End-User goes to the store"). A Use Case is a systems analysis tool (or task analysis tool). More specifically a functional analysis tool.

One of the main principles of analysis is that it is not possible to rigorously analyze a system from all angles, at least not in the initial iterations. It would take to long. So analysts focus on the most frequent uses of the system.







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