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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Instructed by Don Hussey Business / Finance
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  • Lectures 5
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2013 English

Course 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.

What are the requirements?

  • Some knowledge of requirements analysis helpful

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand what use cases are and when to use them
  • Learn the components of use cases
  • Acquire best practices in use case modeling

What is the target audience?

  • Novice to intermediate Business Analysts
  • Development and testing professionals seeking to understand the business side

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Lectures
06:05
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.
26:46
The second lecture discusses the components of use cases, such as:

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

05:25
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.
14:04
The fourth lecture covers the interplay of textual and graphic modeling -- how to effectively communicate use cases with diagrams.
Section 2: Case Study
34:06
This scenario or case study walks through an example of how use cases are used in a real organizational context.

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Instructor Biography

Don Hussey, 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.

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