Use Case Driven Iterative Development: Hurdles and Solutions

  • Santiago Ceria
  • Juan José Cukier
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4199)


Theory says that typical construction iterations in an iterative software development project consist of taking some use cases previously identified and then developing and testing them. However, reality says that use cases are revisited in several iterations, creating a challenging problem in terms of how to specify these “deltas” of functionality in a practical manner, and manage these deltas as their number increase and “deltas of deltas” spawn. The longer the project, the more probable is that this will happen. This paper elaborates on the experience of a use case driven software development project and explains how to deal with this issue.


Case Document Iterative Development Requirement Management Tool Case Functionality Project Milestone 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Santiago Ceria
    • 1
  • Juan José Cukier
    • 2
  1. 1.Hexacta SA, ArguibelBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Pragma ConsultoresBuenos AiresArgentina

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