Model Scope with Use Case Diagram
What you'll learn
- Demonstrate knowledge of the benefits of use case modeling approach
- Develop use case diagram step-by-step
- Document use case diagram based on the exercise provided in the course
- Understanding of the Business Analyst role
- Knowledge of the Business Analyst responsibilities on an SDLC project
This course is about a foundational technique of Business Analysis, use case modeling. For those of you who have taken our Business Analysis Simplified: Master These 10 Techniques to Deliver Requirements in Less Time, you will recognize use case modeling as one of the golden techniques. This is a first course on use case modeling. It will focus on the use case diagram and explain the overall framework and why it's so successful.
So why use case modeling? In our opinion, it is the most important, useful, and efficient technique for analysis of system functional requirements. Once you learn this technique, you will not be able to approach a project without it and just like us for the last 15 years, will become a use case aficionado!
Here are our top three reasons why use case modeling is such a powerful technique:
- Focus on value - this technique will guide all your elicitation and analysis activities and help you keep laser focus on the business needs
- Clear structure - using this technique, you will be able to organize all your system requirements clearly and consistently around the goals of the users
- Support of all delivery methodologies - use case modeling enables Iterative and Waterfall methodologies and is really a technique for all ages
As with all our courses, this course is focused on practice. You will work through a software development project as it's being delivered by a Business Analyst, named Laura, so that you can see use case diagram is applied in a real-life scenario. You will also have an opportunity to practice use case diagram technique in the assignment section of the course.
In this course, you will learn:
- What is use case modelling and why it’s a powerful technique
- When to use use case modeling
- How to create use case diagram step-by-step
- Example to work through
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to learn use case modeling and use case diagram technique
- Business Analysts or any professional performing business analysis on projects
Natasha Kordonska, CBAP, M.A.Sc. is a Business Analysis practitioner, trainer and a thought leader. Her 15+ years of experience include business analysis on numerous projects and programs across multiple organizations and industries. She created business analysis methodology and established requirements practices in several organizations, consulted and mentored hundreds of business analysts, developed and delivered corporate and academic training programs. Natasha is currently a senior manager at major financial institution leading a team of business analysts and managers responsible for project requirements and systems support. She is also a part-time professor of Business Analysis at George Brown College and University of Toronto. Natasha is a frequent speaker at PM BA World, BBC and Toronto IIBA chapter. She holds Master's degree in Engineering from University of Windsor, Information Systems in Business diploma from Centennial College and IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional certification since 2008.