Use Cases for Requirements and Testing--Facts and Follies

Use cases are a highly-regarded way to document requirements that has the added side-benefit of translating into tests. The concrete step-by-step use case format helps avoid certain types of miscommunications; but common misunderstandings can significantly diminish their value. Also, many are confused concerning user stories vs. use cases. In this interactive session, learn what analysts and testers often miss and how to avoid their gaps to gain greater benefits from using use cases.

  • Common misperceptions about what use cases are, and are not
  • Types of requirements use cases show effectively, and those they don't
  • Conventional use-case testing, and how much it unknowingly misses



Goldsmith, Robin