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Create Better Requirements with Use Cases

How to Document System Functional Requirements with Use Cases
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 1m
Language: English
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This course is about a foundational technique of Business Analysis, use cases. For those of you who have taken our Business Analysis Simplified: Master These 10 Techniques to Deliver Requirements in Less Time, you will recognize use case modeling as one of the golden techniques. This is our second course on use case modeling. Our first course, Business Analysis Simplified – Model Use Case Diagram, focused on the use case diagram and the overall framework and why it’s so successful. In this course, we are taking a deep dive into the use cases and explain how to document detailed requirements with use case technique.
So why use case modeling? In our opinion, it is the most important, useful, and efficient technique for analysis of system functional requirements. Once you learn this technique, you will not be able to approach a project without it and just like us for the last 15 years, will become a use case aficionado!
Here are our top three reasons why use case modeling is such a powerful technique:
•Focus on value – this technique will guide all your elicitation and analysis activities and help you keep laser focus on the business needs•Clear structure – using this technique, you will be able to organize all your system requirements clearly and consistently around the goals of the users•Support of all delivery methodologies – use case modeling enables Iterative and Waterfall methodologies and is really a technique for all agesAs with all our courses, this course is focused on practice. You will work through a software development project as it’s being delivered by a Business Analyst, named Laura, so that you can see use cases applied in a real-life scenario. You will also have an opportunity to practice use case technique in the assignment section of the course.
In this course, you will learn:
•What are use cases and why it’s a powerful technique•When to use use cases•How to create a use case step-by-step•Example to work through

You will learn

✓ Demonstrate knowledge of the benefits of the use case technique
✓ Demonstrate ability to document use case using standard use case template
✓ Develop use case step-by-step
✓ Document use case based on the exercise case study


• Understanding of the Business Analyst role
• Knowledge of the Business Analyst responsibilities on an SDLC project

This course is for

• Anyone who wants to learn how to apply use case technique
• Business Analysts or any professional performing business analysis on projects
CBAP, M.A.Sc, Business Analysis Professor, Manager, Coach
Natasha Kordonska, CBAP, M.A.Sc. is a Business Analysis practitioner, trainer and a thought leader. Her 15+ years of experience include business analysis on numerous projects and programs across multiple organizations and industries. She created business analysis methodology and established requirements practices in several organizations, consulted and mentored hundreds of  business analysts, developed and delivered corporate and academic training programs. Natasha is currently a senior manager at major financial institution leading a team of business analysts and managers responsible for project requirements and systems support. She is also a part-time professor of Business Analysis at George Brown College and University of Toronto. Natasha is a frequent speaker at PM BA World, BBC and Toronto IIBA chapter. She holds Master’s degree in Engineering from University of Windsor, Information Systems in Business diploma from Centennial College and IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional certification since 2008.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 1m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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