Documenting Project Requirements with Use Cases

Hours: 1 / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $129.00

Course Overview:

This course will be deactivated on December 4th, 2020.  No further enrollments will be allowed into this course.

Writing project requirements can be a challenging task for any project team. One way to get the job done is to build use case diagrams and write use case descriptions. Activity diagrams are then used to show the sequence of events. Use cases model and describe the capabilities your users need in a straightforward way. In Writing Project Requirements with Use Cases, Susan Weese guides you through the components of use case diagrams and descriptions, building brief, casual and fully dressed use cases to document project requirements.

Instructor Biography:

Susan Weese, MSPM, PgMP, PMP, is a consultant and trainer specializing in creating effective project management processes and developing project requirements. Susan began her career over 30 years ago as a software engineer for satellite and radar systems but transitioned to managing projects and people where she has spent most of her professional life.  She is a master trainer and subject matter expert in applying business analysis and project management

methods based upon the BABOK® Guide, the PMBOK® Guide and PRINCE2. Susan co-authored the CBAP/CCBA Certified Business Analysis Study Guide and has collaborated on several other project management-focused publications, articles, and blogs. She is also a member of the adjunct faculty at CSU-Global Campus where she teaches business and project management courses.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Getting Started                
  • Using use cases for requirements
  • Reviewing unified modeling language
  • Defining use cases
  • Applying progressive elaboration
Lesson 2: Use Case Components                  
  • Actors, goals, conditions & scenarios
  • The use case diagram
Lesson 3: Building Use Cases                         
  • Writing a brief use case
  • Writing a casual use case
  • Writing a fully dressed use case
  • Alternative flows
  • Best practices
Lesson 4: Conclusion                         
  • Activity diagrams
  • Next steps

System Requirements:

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  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
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