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FogBUGZ as a Use Cases tracking tool?

Joel,
I've just stumbled across your various sites and like the sound of FogBUGZ (I'm still investigating the rest).

I know a case can be a feature request, but could it be further specialised to be a UML Use Case? Then I would like to link UCs together with actors, scenarios, XP stories and so on. FB could then be used to manage requirements.
How feasible is it to use FB out of the box in the way I've just described?

As an aside, I'd be interested in your views on why I wouldn't want to do this :-)
Thanks
Michael

Michael Mayne
Friday, July 18, 2003

Hmm, somebody with more UML experience than I have would have to answer this specifically.

At Fog Creek we do use FogBUGZ for maintaining what XP calls User Stories and we just call "features" -- small chunks of things that need to be implemented. It's very easy to constantly reprioritize them, move them around, etc. in exactly the same way as XP advocates maintaining a constantly reprioritized list of small tasks.

Joel Spolsky
Friday, July 18, 2003

Joel,
Tracking XP stories sounds fine for a start. Maybe that will suffice. I'll have a play.
Thanks.

Michael Mayne
Saturday, July 19, 2003

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