The goal of an effective use case is to communicate the requirements of a system and its interactions with other systems successfully. The nature of successful in this context is that it is easily understandable, repeatable, and comprehensive.

The project does not proport to be exhaustive, but instead to delve deeper into the usage and definition of use cases, and explore alternative forms of systems analysis modeling (i.e. task descriptions, mis-use cases). To that point, use cases come in a variety of forms, and there are new forms, such as "MisUse Cases" we will explore. Where do these new forms fit into the legacy of use cases?


Use cases continue to evolve, and new forms such as Mis-Use Cases will add to the versatility and preparedness of systems analysts and their organizations. It is important that the community remain critical to new forms of use case, while still acknowledging that the art and science of use case is evolving with its external environment. Analysts should be wary in integration of new forms, but bold in their approach to solve modern day systems architecture with modern day tools and theory.

Source = Li, L. (2002). Use Case Patterns. International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 12(1), 19-40.

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James R. Currey

prepared for Prof.Sauter, IS 6840

Email: jrc6d9@umsl.edu

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