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Subject:Re: Use Cases, up front From:"Andrea Brundt" <andrea_w_brundt -at- hotmail -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 19 Nov 2003 17:53:14 -0500
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> Does anybody work for a company that employes "Use Cases" early in the
> design of software/hardware product and interface?
I did some contract work for a company that used Use Cases extensively. The
Use Cases were a product of the business analysts' requirements-gathering.
The company is certainly successful, and they're consistently voted among
the top 100 companies to work for in Canada.
The thing I found most interesting about use cases was that anyone from a
junior tech writer to an architect could understand them easily and discuss
them intelligently. In that regard, they were far more useful than class
diagrams. Granted, some of the senior developers found them to be an
imprecise tool. But they still used them.
The company I work for now could probably not even spell Use Case. They
refer to their software development process as "Iterative", which is their
way of saying that they keep throwing sh*t at QA until it sticks.
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