The 7 Use Case Pitfalls, and How to Avoid Them 

Presented by Camille Salinesi, IREB
Use Cases were invented in the early nineties by Ivar Jacobson. At that time, the idea was to get closer to users, and open a communication channel with them through a concrete representation allowing them to express their needs and ideas. Since then, Use Case based Requirements Engineering has been practiced in many different ways throughout the software and systems industries and in the context of business analysis. However easy to draw, Use Cases are not always handled very efficiently. Common mistakes are extremely easy to avoid once the pitfalls are understood . What are these pitfalls? Where do they originate from and what are their consequences? Are they avoided? This Webinar will provide you with a "Use Case toolkit" composed of a few easy to understand good practices, ready to use in your daily business analysis work.

This session will address the following topics:
  • Learn how to design effective Use Cases
  • Understand the relationship between Use Cases and other artifacts
  • Develop a wider theoretical and practical understanding of what Use Cases really are 
About the Presenter:

Camille Salinesi is Professor of Computer Sciences and head of the Informatics Research Centre at Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne. He has a variety of research interests, all in relationship with Requirements Engineering (RE): requirements specification, reuse, analysis and verification, and domain-specific RE, including RE for sustainable systems, security, product lines, etc.  Among others, he was co-inventor of the CREWS-L’Ecritoire scenario-based requirements elicitation method. Prof. Salinesi has published over a 150 papers in books, international refereed journals and conferences, and has been the advisor of over 15 PhDs.  He acts regularly as a consultant and is involved as a senior scientist in international and national funded research projects. Camille Salinesi is Second Chair of the IREB, Executive Committee.