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Use Cases - An Introduction

Use Cases - An Introduction

The use case is a technique used by business analysts and technical writers for capturing functional requirements of both technical and non-technical systems. The author of "Use Cases - An Introduction" states that it is unlikely that "any aspect of software development [has] received wider coverage in the last ten years," and he's probably right. This document, written by Jason Gorman, provides a good explanation of exactly what a use case entails and includes instructions for writing standards-compliant use cases. The article also contains information on relationships between use cases, use case reuse, using use cases for business simulations, and user documentation. "Use Cases - An Introduction" is well written and provides a solid starting point for learning how to write functional business system requirements.

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