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Use-Case Modeling for Agile at Scale

All of our SAFe training courses and certifications are delivered by full accredited partners. We offer SAFe courses from Advanced Agility, Ivar Jacobson, Radtac, QA Ltd and Value Glide.

An interactive, immersive on-line experience presented by Ian Spence - SAFe Fellow and best-selling author of the book “Use Case Modelling”.

In this two-day (three-day when remote) course you will gain an in-depth understanding of the role use-cases can play in the agile evolution of software systems/business solutions and, in particular, how they can help improve the backlogs, architecture and team structures that are put in place.

You will learn how to use use-case models to shape and inform your backlogs whilst ensuring the balanced evolution of your system.

You will also learn how to create and use use-case models to scope your system, improve your impact analysis, track progress, shape your architecture, manage your test assets, establish traceability, organize your teams and teams of teams/ARTs, and provide the permanent record that communicates the fixed and variable aspects of your solution.

If you are struggling to understand what your system actually does, or even what it is intended to do, because your product backlog does not provide a coherent or consistent description of the system or because you have no permanent record of what you’ve done then this is the course for you,

This course is framework neutral but is of particular relevance for anyone using Large Solution SAFe or SAFe’s Solution Intent artefact.


The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Product Managers

  • Product Owners

  • Architects

  • Systems Engineers

  • Program and project managers

  • Agile coaches

  • SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs)

What you receive 

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook

  • Course certificate of completion upon request


Ian Spence - Chief Scientist, SAFe® Fellow & SPCT: Ian specializes in large-scale agile adoptions and practice-based organizational change. An experienced agile coach he has worked with 100s of projects to introduce iterative and agile practices, working with development teams ranging from 5 – 150 people. He has also led numerous successful, large-scale transformation projects in fields as diverse as government, telecommunications, finance, and internet start-ups, working with development organization of 5 – 5,000 people. His current interests are agile for large projects, agile out-sourcing, and driving sustainable change with agile measurements. He is also the co-author of two influential software development books, “Use Case Modeling” and “Managing Iterative Software Development Projects”, and the team lead for the development of the SEMAT kernel. Ian was one of the first European SAFe Program Consultant Trainers (SPCT).

Dr. Ivar Jacobson - Founder, Chairman and CEO: Ivar has a flourishing career in both academia and business. He has authored ten books, published more than a hundred papers and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences around the world. Ivar is a father of components and component architecture - work that was adopted by Ericsson and resulted in the greatest commercial success story ever in the history of Sweden, and it still is. He is the father of use cases and Objectory, which, after the acquisition of Rational Software in 1995, resulted in the Rational Unified Process, a widely adopted method. He is also one of the three original developers of the Unified Modelling Language. Ivar is a founder and a leader of a worldwide network, SEMAT, which has the mission to revolutionize software development based on a kernel of software engineering. The kernel has been realized as a formal OMG standard called Essence.

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Learning Objectives

After this course, you should be able to:

  • Create effective use case models to define and scope your solution
  • Connect use cases to the Features and Stories on your backlog
  • Ensure balance across the requirement areas of your solution
  • Organize effective Feature Teams and ARTS / Scrum of Scrums
  • Perform impact analysis enabling better estimation and slicing of backlog items
  • Establish traceability from Requirements to Test Cases
  • Identify effective end to end testcases
  • Effectively manage your test assets
  • Evolve and maintain an effective permanent record of what your system does and how it works
  • Use use cases to communicate knowledge of current and intended solution behaviour


Suggested prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of use-cases (Students taking this course will get complimentary access (free of charge) to our Use Case 2.0 e-Learning product as a primer study-aid! Instructions will be issued prior to the course to explain which modules of the e-Learning course are most applicable in this context.)

  • Knowledge of building backlogs for agile teams

  • Basic knowledge of Features and User Stories

Course Content

Training itinerary 
  • The role of requirements, and other, solution models in agile software development and their relationship to the team, program and solution backlogs
  • The benefit of maintaining a permanent record (often known as solution intent) that communicates the fixed and variable aspects of your solution
  • Building a use case model
  • Using use cases to scope your solution
  • Using cases to structure and iteratively evolve your solution intent / permanent record
  • Using use cases to organize your teams and teams or teams / ARTs to improve flow
  • Using use cases to improve your backlogs
  • Using use cases to manage your test assets
  • Using use cases to communicate knowledge of current and intended solution behaviour


Students taking this course will get complimentary access (free of charge) to our Use Case 2.0 e-Learning product as a primer study-aid! Instructions will be issued prior to the course to explain which modules of the e-Learning course are most applicable in this context.

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