Presented by Remi-Armand Collaris and Eef Dekker


Use cases and user stories are two forms of capturing requirements used in iterative and Agile contexts. They are used as units for prioritizing, estimating and detailing desired functionality. Where use cases are built up from scenario’s, user stories are often combined into epics. Whereas Planning Poker works very well for estimating a Sprint or iteration, it is less useful for an early estimation. For estimating use cases or epics in an early stage (before they are detailed) we have used use case points analysis. We would like to share our experiences in applying the method in estimation workshops with users and other stakeholders.

Format and length: 60 mins Workshop

Intended audience and prerequisites:

Any role involved in project estimation. Some experience in use case modeling or user stories

Objective(s) of the session:

Use case points work very well to provide an early estimation of your project (before detailed requirements are written).

Benefits, for the participants and the presenters

Experience a workshop in early project estimation with use case points