AuthorsB. C. D. Anda and D. I. K. Sjøberg
EditorsB. C. D. Anda
TitleTowards an Inspection Technique for Use Case Models
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2002
Conference NameFourteenth IEEE Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'02)
ISBN Number1-58113-556-4

A use case model describes the functional requirements of a software system and is used as input to several activities in a software development project. The quality of the use case model therefore has an important impact on the quality of the resulting software product. Software inspection is regarded as one of the most efficient methods for verifying software documents. There are inspection techniques for most documents produced in a software development project, but no comprehensive inspection technique exists for use case models. This paper gives an overview of typical defects in use case models and proposes a checklist-based inspection technique for detecting such defects. This inspection technique was evaluated in two studies with undergraduate students as subjects. The results indicate that inspections are useful for detecting defects in use case models. However, more work is needed to establish appropriate inspection techniques.

Citation KeySE.5.Anda.2002.b