Writing Effective Use Cases
||Author: Alistair Cockburn|
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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Pub Co (15 January, 2000)
Sales Rank: 2,715
Average Customer Rating: 4.59 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
Arms stolen to Agriculture...
As we say in italian of someone who is pretending to be
skilled in some area, or just plain doing something completely useless. This book is a disenheartening 250 pages of fluff...
Could be reduced to 50 pages max and be marginally useful for someone who needs to work with use cases and has no experience with them. The only thing methologist are good at is finding methods to make bucks without doing anything even remotely beautiful or
Rating: 5 out of 5
Use Case Salvation!!
There are a wide variety of books on Use Case writing and design. But few comes as close as Alistair Cockburn's book in discussing Use Cases from practical experiences.
Developing Use Cases is not a difficult concept to grasp - it is the part which heavily involves the client and is one of the most critical moments in the software development lifecycle. The difficulty lies in developing Use Cases correctly and efficiently within the software development process. Few development teams have mustered this to perfection.
Mr. Cockburn's book gives excellent guidelines in the practical nature of Use Case development which tend to be omitted in most other books. I purchased this book for my development team and we found this a good back-to-basics reference guide for software development.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Finally - Something I can use
Finally, a book that explains, in plain english, what a use case is and how to write one. I just got a new position at work and since writing use cases is foreign ground for me, I tried to read a few books to get a grasp of how to write a use case. Unfortunately all I kept finding were books on syntax, diagramming or even worse - books to cure insomnia. This book stays open on my desk and has helped me to succeed at my new position.
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