UML Use Case Diagram and Notations
This chapter provides tutorial notes and examples on UML use case diagram and notations. Topics include introduction to UML use case diagram; graphical notations to describe use case, actor, association, extend, include, etc.
What Is a Use Case Diagram?
Use Case Diagram - Use Case Notation
Use Case Diagram - Actor Notation
Use Case Diagram - Association Notation
Use Case Diagram - Extend Notation
Use Case Diagram - Include Notation
- A UML Use Case Diagram is a diagram that describes usage behaviors of a system from an outside user's point of view.
Those usage behaviors are organized into units of use cases.
- Use Case Notation is used to describe
a set of activities performed by actors on an object. When it is completed, a use case will yield a result
that can be observed.
- Actor Notation is used to describe
a graphical notation used in a UML Use Case Diagram to represent
a role played by a user or any other object that are involved with the use case.
- Association Notation is used to describe a relation between an actor and a use case where the actor is involved in the use case in someway.
- Extend Notation is used to describe an extension relation between two use cases where one acts as the base use case and the other acts as an add-on use case.
- Include Notation is used to describe an include relation between two use cases where one acts as the parent use case and the other acts as a child use case.
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Introduction of UML (Unified Model Language)
UML Class Diagram and Notations
UML Activity Diagram and Notations
UML Sequence Diagram and Notations
UML State Machine Diagram and Notations
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