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Goal Directed Analysis with Use Cases

By: William N. Robinson, Greg Elofson

Abstract

Use-cases are touted as means to manage the complexity of object-oriented software specification. The UML use-case relationships provide the means to organize use-cases, which in turn, organize use-case requirements. Analysts, unfortunately, have difficulty in determining the scope of a single use-case, as well as defining its elaborations. In response, the authors define a goal-directed modeling approach based upon foundational definitions for domain property, goal, requirement, and specification.

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William N. Robinson, Greg Elofson, “Goal Directed Analysis with Use Cases”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 3, no. 5 (May 2004), pp. 125-142, doi:10.5381/jot.2004.3.5.a3.

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