Master Modern Use Cases - Directly from its Inventor Ivar Jacobson

Use Cases integrated with User Stories

Master Modern Use Cases - Training Course Introduction

Join us on this course to learn about brand new concepts you can apply to Use Cases – created in 2024 and directly from the founder’s table. Ivar Jacobson – the inventor of use cases - will join this training course and give a presentation ‘Use Cases: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’.

Use cases have been at the heart of successful projects and endeavours for over three decades. In 2023 the two industry authorities on use cases, Ivar Jacobson and Alistair Cockburn, felt there was still a hole in the map of practices which only use cases can fill. They returned and co-authored an article to re-energise the use case concept for the 21st century. Together they agreed on a new common foundation: ‘The Use Case Foundation’, to describe any type of use case. In 2024 Ivar Jacobson International has applied ‘The Use Case Foundation’ and extended it with a selection of new Use Case Practices which you can now select and apply to different projects or endeavours to match the complexity of that work.

Do you have a simple, well-scoped piece of work? Apply our ‘Use-Case Story Telling’ practice. Do you want to get a simple visual overview of all your use cases? Apply our ‘Light Use-Case Modeling‘ practice. This course will teach you how to select the right use case practice for the right situation. Learn how you can maximise the impact of your use cases and avoid adding unnecessary detail or complexity.

This course will be taught by Keith de Mendonca. Dr. Keith de Mendonca is a principle consultant, SAFe SPCT, trainer and Essence specialist who has recently worked with Jeff Patton to essentialize his story mapping practice.

This course is also the first step on your enablement path if you wish to license IJI’s definitive use case courses and offer them in your own training classes.

Once you’ve read the information below about our Use Case Fundamentals Training Course, we’d like to clarify that we deliver this course remotely for students publicly, but also privately for organizations wishing to train a number of students together.

Training Information

Course Overview

Master Modern Use Cases - Training Course Overview

Image of Ivar Jacobson, the father of use cases!
Image of Keith de Mendonca, Use Case expert, Principal Consultant and Trainer

Master Modern Use Cases - Training Learning Goals

After this use case course, you will be able to:

  • Improve communication with stakeholders, developers, and testers.
  • Focus on your key user and stakeholder goals.
  • Understand how to populate your backlogs from use cases.
  • Outline, slice and split your use cases to create actionable team backlog items.
  • Create better, more effective User Stories,
  • Ensure balance across the requirement areas of your system.
  • Identify effective end-to-end test cases.
  • Define and describe the scope of your solution
  • Define increments and releases.
  • Create a permanent record of what your system does.

Course Itinerary

Master Modern Use Cases - Training Course Itinerary

The Foundation

  • What is a Use-Case?
  • Guiding Principles
  • Key Concepts
  • Introduction to the Use-Case 3.0 Practice Family

Use-Case Storytelling: Using use cases to focus your development effort

  • Identifying your key use cases
  • Outlining a use case
  • Conversations in Context
  • Slicing and splitting use cases
  • Use cases and backlogs
  • Use cases and User Stories
  • Story mapping with use cases

Illustrative Use-Case Modeling

  • Using use-case models to illustrate your intent.
  • Building a use-case model
  • Using use cases to manage your scope
  • Using use cases to track progress and value
  • Using use cases as part of your permanent record
  • Keeping use-case models up to date
  • Using use cases to manage your test assets

Exploring the Use-Case 3.0 Practice Family

  • Building on your Use-Case Model
  • Modelling Complex Systems
  • Using use-cases to define contracts
  • When, where and how to add detail to your use cases

Other Course Information

Master Modern Use Cases - Training Course Audience

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Product Owners
  • Product Managers
  • Developers
  • Testers
  • Business Analysts
  • Artificial Intelligence Engineers

What You Receive 

Master Modern Use Cases - Training Course What You Receive

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • The Essence Use-Case 3.0 Practice Family
  • Course certificate of completion upon request


Master Modern Use Cases - Training Course - Student Pre-requisites

Suggested prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of agile approaches
  • Basic knowledge of iterative and incremental development

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