I'm working on a project where we're entering into a large requirements
analysis stage. This will involve a large number of use cases (often called
scenarios). The use cases need to be directly tied to corresponding
requirements. There will be high and low level use cases, with some as
subsets of others. Additionally, they need to be tied to user roles (and
personas at times), and there will often be a many-to-one pairing between
roles and uses cases, and requirements and use cases. So a static tree model
probably won't work.
This points to the need for a tool to organize this and present it in a
dynamic manner (via a web page with an underlying database comes to mind.)
I've been thinking about using Excel, MS project, Word outlines, or a
hand-coded DB with a web front end, but all seem to fall short in terms of
effectiveness and ease of use.
Has anyone found a good tool (either specifically for use case organization,
or for more general management of data in cross-referenced trees) which
they've used for this in the past? Any thoughts on usability of these
Jeff Axup, Ph.D.
Principal Consultant, Mobile Community Design Consulting, San Diego