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Hello, 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lyle Johnson [mailto:lyle.johnson / gmail.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 16:41
> 
> I have a basic understanding of what use cases are and their 
> role in requirements modeling, but I'd like to learn more 
> about this approach (with the hope that it would work well at 
> my company). Can any of my friends in the Ruby Community 
> recommend a good, no-nonsense guide to developing use cases 
> (i.e. the book that Dave and Andy would write, if they were 
> to write a book about use cases)?
> 
> Based on the editorial reviews at Amazon.com, Alistair 
> Cockburn's book ("Writing Effective Use Cases") sounds pretty 
> good, but then again, the purpose of those editorial reviews 
> is to make your book sound pretty good. ;) Would like to hear 
> recommendations from anyone who's used such a book to get a 
> handle on the proper care and feeding of use cases, and seen 
> improvements in their requirements modeling as a result. Let 
> me reiterate that I'm looking for a book that leans more 
> towards practical application and less towards an academic 
> treatment of the subject.

I've read a couple of books on use cases (did not read Alistair
Cockburn's book though) but started to actually write them only
after I've read "Use Case Modeling" by Kurt Bittner and
Ian Spence (ISBN : 0-201-70913-9).

HTH,
Yura.

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