Business Analysis: Working with Use Cases
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Business Analysis: Working with Use Cases

An introductory course on use case modeling for Business Analysts or those looking to transition into a BA role.
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Created by Don Hussey
Last updated 12/2015
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand what use cases are and when to use them
  • Learn the components of use cases
  • Acquire best practices in use case modeling
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Requirements
  • Some knowledge of requirements analysis helpful
Description

Use cases are one of the most commonly used techniques for analyzing and modeling systems and business processes.  They are a core component of every Business Analyst's toolbox.

This course will give you everything you need to know to get up and running with this powerful methodology of analysis.

The course consists of four lectures plus a case study.  It should take no longer than two hours to complete.

Students will be able to download a use case template for their own personal or business use.

Who is the target audience?
  • Novice to intermediate Business Analysts
  • Development and testing professionals seeking to understand the business side
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 5 Lectures Collapse All 5 Lectures 01:26:26
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Lectures
4 Lectures 52:20
The first lecture provides an overview of the course, giving a description of use cases, their purpose and when they are most suitable for use.
Preview 06:05

The second lecture discusses the components of use cases, such as:

  • Pre-conditions and post-conditions
  • Actors
  • Basic, alternate and exception flows

Preview 26:46

The third lecture covers misuse cases.  Misuse cases (or abuse cases) describe how systems or processes can be misused.  The goal of these cases is to prevent that abuse.
Misuse Cases
05:25

The fourth lecture covers the interplay of textual and graphic modeling -- how to effectively communicate use cases with diagrams.
Modeling with Diagrams
14:04
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Case Study
1 Lecture 34:06
This scenario or case study walks through an example of how use cases are used in a real organizational context.
Scenario
34:06
About the Instructor
Don Hussey
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Business Analyst Training

Don Hussey serves as Managing Director of Client Service and Business Development for Seventh Morning LLC.

Prior to founding Seventh Morning, Mr. Hussey was Senior Vice President of Global Internet Strategy for a global financial institution. In this role, he drove online strategy for the private bank, oversaw all business analysis and project management for the bank’s online channel, and overhauled the way these functions were run.

Before this role, Mr. Hussey was a star Project Manager/Business Analyst with a major investment bank. There, he managed the delivery of numerous critical projects and participated on teams that reengineered the project oversight process and introduced user-focused development disciplines.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Hussey held various roles in sales and sales management, client service, operations, and technology.