RE: Use Cases

Subject: RE: Use Cases
From: "Richard Smith" <Richard -dot- Smith -at- windriver -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 15:30:16 -0700

Sounds more like your person is incorporating the idea of a _sequence
diagram_ into the use cases. A sequence diagram represents a specific
execution of a particular use case, and is likely to walk throught the
implementation info.

My understanding of use cases is that they are a general way to define
actor/system interaction. The _what does it do_ questions. Not the _how does
it do it_ kind of questions. The sequence and statechart diagrams are the
ones that get more specific about the actual implementation.

As for the develpoer not liking this stuff, wasn?t the developer in on these
meetings? Either way, this is sorta what the point of modeling is. The idea
is to get people to understand what the design goals are, and if there are
questions or issues, bring them to the fore before all the code is written.

Richard Smith (a complete UML rookie)

> Subject: RE: Use Cases
The programmer is saying that there is info. in there that
shouldn't be (such as "the user clicks the "Submit" button to submit the
information"--he's saying that's going into the screen design. The use cases
are also spelling out exactly what the error messages should say and he
doesn't like that either.)

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