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Use Case Modeling for Agile at Scale

Training info

Course overview

During this engaging course you will meet the inventor of use-cases Dr Ivar Jacobson and you will learn from Ian Spence - best-selling author of the book “use-case modelling”, SAFe Fellow and contributor to Jeff Sutherland’s [email protected] framework.

How can you organize your teams and deliver software quickly using agile practices when large numbers of people must collaborate together in a complex and highly regulated industry? Agile practices enable teams to deliver high quality software quickly. But their product backlog items do not provide a coherent or consistent description of what the system actually does.

In this unique course we will explain how use-cases can be used to communicate requirements with customers, and also be used to generate agile product backlog items without significant additional effort. We will demonstrate how you can create a permanent record of your software’s requirements with use-cases, and how you can maintain traceability between requirements, design and test cases that will satisfy compliance and regulatory standards. We will also show how use-cases help you and your teams prioritize the most valuable work that can be end-end tested, and how use-cases will even help you manage your test assets. Examples will be provided from some of the world’s largest software systems.


After this course, you should be able to:

  • Create effective use-case models to define and scope your solution

  • Connect use-cases to the Features and Stories on your backlog

  • Ensure balance across the requirement areas of your solution

  • Organise effective Feature Teams and ARTS / Scrum of Scrums

  • Perform impact analysis enabling better estimation and slicing of backlog items

  • Establish traceability from Requirements to Test Cases

  • Identify effective end to end testcases

  • Effectively manage your test assets

  • Evolve and maintain an effective permanent record of what your system does and how it works

  • Use use-cases to communicate knowledge of current and intended solution behaviour

Other course info

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Product Managers

  • Product Owners

  • Architects

  • Systems Engineers

  • Program and project managers

  • Agile coaches

  • SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs)

What you receive 

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook

  • Course certificate of completion upon request


Suggested prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of use-cases (or watched the modules 1 – X of the complementary use-case e-learning)

  • Knowledge of building backlogs for agile teams

  • Basic knowledge of Features and User Stories