Use Case Scenario - Example and Template (UML)

Use Case Scenario - Example and Template (UML)

A use case collects scenarios. By writing out your main success story in a textual format, you’ll have a clearer outlook on the scope of your project. Before you ever start diagramming, it’s a good idea to build your use case as a series of written bullet points.

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Use Case Scenario - Example and Template

This use case scenario considers the goal of publishing a short story. It breaks down the process of book publishing by describing the actors, the typical workflow in the main success story, and the things that could go wrong, called Extensions. When managing projects that use UML conventions, there can be a temptation to jump straight into the use case diagram, with stick figures, ovals, and lots of lines. But if you don’t know your goals and who’s involved, take a step back and write your goals down in prose. Alistair Cockburn is a leader in designing use case scenarios; visit his website to get inspired!

Although you can copy and paste text and make simple edits in the editor, you may want to first write your use case scenario in a program like Google Docs. The Lucidchart add-on for Google Docs is an ideal solution for bringing together the visual diagramming and written aspects of project management.

Book Publishing Use Case Scenario

This is a brief example of a book publishing use case scenario where the short story in this case is the act of withdrawing money from an ATM. It's the simplest of examples, but this layout is ideal for even the most descriptive short stories your imagination is capable of creating. Click on the example below to begin a demo template for your own short story.
Use case scenario - example and template (UML)

Use Case Diagram Examples in Lucidchart

Use case diagrams are visual representations of written use case scenarios. Once you’ve hammered out the kinks in your goals, use Lucidchart to diagram the interactions between the use cases and actors to write the success story for your project. The drag-and-drop interface is responsive and easy to learn. Lucidchart comes populated with an extensive shape library for every UML diagram type, including activity diagrams, class diagrams, and use case diagrams. Click on the images to try the documents for yourself.

Use case scenario - example and template (UML)

Book publishing use case diagram example

This use case diagram is a visual representation of the prose scenario shown above. Whether you’re an author, an agent, or a bookseller, inserting this diagram into your use case scenario can help your team publish the next big hit.

Try our demo template for a book publishing use case diagram here.

Use case diagram examples

Railway reservation use case diagram example

This customizable template can be adapted for any process where a customer is purchasing a service. With attractive color schemes, text that’s easy to read and edit, and a wide-ranging UML shape library, you’re ready to go!

Read more about our railway reservation diagram example and learn how to get started here.

Try our demo template for a railway reservation use case diagram here.

banking system use case diagram examples

Banking system use case diagram example

Modern banking systems need to have clear objectives. This diagram presents a high-level overview of some of the most fundamental goals a customer has with his or her bank—opening an account, checking a balance, and withdrawing money.

Read more about our banking system diagram example and learn how to get started here.

Try our demo template for a banking system use case diagram here.

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