My intent to put my thoughts re the revised template was interrupted by
the blackout. Fortunately I was not in NYC on Thurs; so I missed the
opportunity to sleep in Bryant Park which would hve been my choice over Grand
Central. But we did lose power; it came back on Fri.
I agree with Harvey's point "for every abstract use case there
is one or more executable use cases" . Because we are working with "ideas" the
choice of words is important to insure that we are all on the same page.
I was OK with using usage sceario for high level use cases. As we move
into specifics using the term use cases is probably necessary to get a broad
understanding of what we need and are trying to do. My way of describing this
is illustrated in the attachment DegreesOfUseCases.
I have revised the template; see the attachment. I agree with Harvey we
need to relate use cases to its business process; and I also think we should
indicate what aspect of the spec we hope to focus on with the particular use
I am also on the BCM TC. At a con call today David Webber said there was
a template for collecting use cases being developed by the UN/CEFACT TMG.
He forwarded it to me along with several commentaries from different people. I
will forward this material to the group later today or tomorrow. Instead of
thinking of it as innundation, I prefer to think of it as sharing the wealth.
I have not had the time to read it.
I will read it and see if it helps sharpens the focus on what we are
trying to do.