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Use Cases ( Functional Requirements )

Ajay Hatkar

Joined: Mar 31, 2002
Posts: 14
Use cases are often primary source of documents for functional requirements.
Is there any alternate approach we can adopt to capture functionalilty ?
Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Yes. User Stories with Conversations and Confirmations.
[ September 10, 2003: Message edited by: Dirk Schreckmann ]

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Ilja Preuss

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 14112
XP uses User Stories:

The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
Stan James
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Joined: Jan 29, 2003
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I like to say if a story is a "promise to have a conversation" a use case is the "record of the conversation."
We used to build big use cases up front. Now we build use cases one story at a time. The end documents look exactly the same.

A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of the idea. John Ciardi
Pradeep bhatt
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Joined: Feb 27, 2002
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We make of Use case digarams and Activity digram for object oriented projects. What does it mean?

I agree. Here's the link:
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