Mitigating Difficulties in Use-Case Modeling

Cristiana Bispo, Ana Magalhães, Sergio Fernandes, Ivan Machado

Abstract

The specification of software requirements in an enterprise system is crucial for software quality. The use-case (UC) approach is often used to describe software requirements because, among other benefits, its simplicity and ability to convey detailed information favors communication between business analysts, requirements analysts and, crucially, end users, who can easily understand and validate requirements. However, UC models are easier to understand than to specify, and difficulties in use case modeling (UCM) may negatively affect the quality of UC models, and so its usefulness. UC models quality can be enhanced by several modeling strategies mapped in the literature. However, no studies were found to show which of these strategies can be used to mitigate specific difficulties. There is a gap between UCM difficulties and UCM strategies. This paper presents a difficulty-strategy correlation proposal based on quality attributes of the UC model. This correlation was initially evaluated in a controlled experiment with students of an undergraduate program in computer science.

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in Harvard Style

Bispo C., Magalhães A., Fernandes S. and Machado I. (2020). Mitigating Difficulties in Use-Case Modeling.In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-423-7, pages 43-52. DOI: 10.5220/0009338100430052


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis20,
author={Cristiana Bispo and Ana Magalhães and Sergio Fernandes and Ivan Machado},
title={Mitigating Difficulties in Use-Case Modeling},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},
year={2020},
pages={43-52},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009338100430052},
isbn={978-989-758-423-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - Mitigating Difficulties in Use-Case Modeling
SN - 978-989-758-423-7
AU - Bispo C.
AU - Magalhães A.
AU - Fernandes S.
AU - Machado I.
PY - 2020
SP - 43
EP - 52
DO - 10.5220/0009338100430052