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Advanced Use Case Modeling: Software Systems (v. 1)

Advanced Use Case Modeling: Software Systems (v. 1)
Author: Frank Armour - Granville Miller
ISBN 13: 9780201615920
ISBN 10: 201615924
Edition: 1
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Publication Date: 2001-01-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
List Price: $54.99

"This book isn't just another introduction to use cases. The authors have used their wealth of experience to produce an excellent and insightful collection of detailed examples, explanations, and advice on how to work with use cases."

—Maria Ericsson

The toughest challenge in building a software system that meets the needs of your audience lies in clearly understanding the problems that the system must solve. Advanced Use Case Modeling presents a framework for discovering, identifying, and modeling the problem that the software system will ultimately solve.

Software developers often employ use cases to specify what should be performed by the system they're constructing. Although use case-driven analysis, design, and testing of software systems has become increasingly popular, little has been written on the role of use cases in the complete software cycle. This book fills that need by describing how to create use case models for complex software development projects, using practical examples to explain conceptual information.

The authors extend the work of software visionary Ivar Jacobson, using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) as the notation to describe the book's models. Aimed primarily at software professionals, Advanced Use Case Modeling also includes information that relates use case technique to business processes.

This book presents a process for creating and maintaining use case models in a framework that can be fully customized for your organization. The authors, pioneers in the application of use cases in software development, bring their extensive experience to cover topics such as:

  • A process model for applying a use case model
  • How to keep your use case modeling effort on track
  • Tips and pitfalls in use case modeling
  • How to organize your use case model for large-system development
  • Similarities between Advanced Use Case Modeling and the Rational Unified Process framework
  • Effect of use cases on user interface design
  • Guidelines for quality use case modeling


Presents a framework for discovering, identifying, and modeling the tasks that a software system is attempting to perform. Using the unified modeling language as the notation for their models, the authors explain advanced use case modeling concepts, describe a process for implementing use case modeling, and discuss various use case modeling issues as they apply to the complete software cycle. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)