What is a Use Case? - Definition & Examples


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A use case is a description of how a person who is using the system will _____.

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1. Which of the answers below is not one of the three elements needed when writing a use case?

2. In a use case the _____ has a vested interest in how the system turns out.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is a use case? See what you know about this type of case, how it is used and different examples of it by checking out the worksheet and quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials can help check your knowledge of:

  • What a use case is
  • Best thing to do before writing a use case
  • Something that a use case does not address upfront
  • Three elements needed when writing use cases
  • Name for someone who has a vested interest in how the system turns out in a use case

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of what a use case is to identify its three elements
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the process of writing a use case
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about someone who is invested in how the system turns out in use cases and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

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  • Characteristics of a use case
  • Strategies for writing use cases
  • The advantages of writing a use case
  • Use case examples