In this episode, Ivar Jacobson shows us how to apply Use Cases in an Agile context and helps us discover how a Use Case approach addresses some of the problems with User Stories.

Show Notes

You may have used Use Cases in a waterfall environment, but can this technique work in Agile?

The most common technique in Agile is User Stories. However, there are a few challenges associated with User Stories.

The big picture is often missed with User Stories because they’re so small. In addition, we may need hundreds of stories for a large initiative.

User Stories also cause us to lose customer focus at times. Even though User Stories are intended to focus on the customer, people often lose that focus given the small size of stories.

Listen to the full episode to understand how to use Use Cases in Agile and the advantages over User Stories.

Use Cases in Agile – Fill in the gap left by User Stories

Your Homework

Wherever you are on your next initiative, ensure you and the team have a good understanding of the big picture as well as the customer needs and goals.

Links Mentioned in This Episode

Ivar Jacobson

Dr. Ivar Jacobson

Dr. Ivar Jacobson is a father of use cases, the Unified Modeling Language, and the Rational Unified Process. He is the principal author of seven influential and best-selling books including Business Process Reengineering with Objects, Object Oriented Software Engineering: A Use Case Driven Approach, and Aspect-Oriented Software Development with Use Cases.

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