by Alistair Cockburn
“Writing Effective Use Cases 1st Edition” is a great book for writing and understanding the use cases. Alistair Cockburn is the author of this book. He is a recognized expert on use cases. Alistair is consulting fellow at Humans and Technology, where he is responsible for helping clients succeed with object-oriented projects. In this book, he covers use cases introductory, intermediate, and advanced concepts, and is suitable for all knowledge levels. It discusses the key elements of use cases like actors, stakeholders, design scope, scenarios, and more in details with precise examples. The author borrows from his extensive experience in this realm and expands on the classic treatments of use cases to provide software developers with a “nuts-and-bolts” tutorial for writing use cases.
Illustrative writing examples of both good and bad use cases reinforce the author’s instructions. The best thing about this is that it contains helpful learning exercises with answers to illuminate the most important points. In short, with this book as your guide, you will learn the essential elements of use case writing, improve your use case writing skills, and be well on your way to employing use cases effectively for your next development project.