Advanced Use Case Modeling (Virtual)
- 4 3-hr sessions (12 hrs.)Duration
- 12 CDU/1.2 CEU/12 PDU/Credits/Units
- BAV118aCourse Code
A use case is a description of how a system interacts with one or more external entities called actors. Use case diagrams show collections of actors and use cases and how they all interact, and they therefore, through iterative refinement, they help stakeholders to review and agree upon the scope of a system.
When it comes to use case analysis, the use case diagram is only the "the tip of the iceberg" from the business analyst’s (BA’s) point of view. In fact, the vast majority of the BA’s time is spent not on use case diagrams, but deep inside the use cases, with the scenarios and other details that are inside the use cases. A complete use case model contains use case diagrams, text specifications of the use case details, and may be supported by other types of diagrams like activity diagrams, sequence diagrams and class diagrams. This course builds upon the associated tasks and techniques introduced in its prerequisites, BA111: Core Competencies for the Business Analyst and BA114: Model and Document Your Project Requirements, by addressing why, how, when, and by whom use cases are used during the project life cycle.
Throughout the course practical tasks and techniques are presented to equip the BA with the skills and knowledge required to develop an initial use case diagram, determine conceptual business objects, develop detailed use case descriptions with alternate and exception flows, model extend and include relationships, add supplemental information including priorities, non-behavioral requirements, and business rules, and organize the wealth of requirements-related information captured by the complete set of use cases. Two case studies are integrated into the course to allow participants to view demonstrations of work products and techniques and then apply learned skills within a consistent context. Much of the class time is devoted to exercises in which participants can practice the skills being taught. To support learning back at the office, the Participant Guide includes dozens of job aids that are referenced throughout the course and available to the participant after training; these include work product templates and samples, as well as checklists for processes and best practices. Key characteristics that differentiate this course from others include:
Mapping to the IIBA Body of Knowledge
Corporate Education Group (CEG) is designated by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) as a Charter Endorsed Education Provider. As the activities and techniques of iterative projects are explored in this course, they are compared (when applicable) to the corresponding coverage of the activities and techniques within the Knowledge Areas of IIBA's current Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK).
Two case studies are integrated into the course to allow participants to view demonstrations of work products and techniques and then apply learned skills within a consistent context. Much of the class time is devoted to exercises in which participants can practice the skills being taught.
In addition, near the end of the course, a completed case study is demonstrated, illustrating and summarizing the best practices of writing effective use cases that are covered throughout the course.
The course is written and delivered by professionals with extensive experience in business analysis.
The Participant Guide includes dozens of job aids that are referenced throughout the course and available to the participant after training;these include work product templates and samples, as well as checklists for processes and best practices.
- This course is part of the Business Analysis Advanced Certificate Program, a comprehensive program for business analysts that want to expand their knowledge in strategic project management issues.
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