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A Method of Translating Business Use Cases into System Use Cases

A Method of Translating Business Use Cases into System Use Cases
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Author(s): George Abraham (Drexel University, USA) and Il-Yeol Song (Drexel University, USA)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 4
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch176
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361

Abstract

Business use cases (BUC) capture functional business requirements at an organization level, while system use cases (SUC) capture functional system requirements at a system level. Thus, a technique of translating business use cases into system use cases provides poor traceability between the business requirements and corresponding system functionality. In this paper we present a 7-Step method for translating a business use case into possible system use cases. A BUC template approach is shown for documenting the process. In doing so, we show a way to achieve much needed traceability between the business requirements and system functionality.

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