Create a Scenario

A scenario is an interactive flowchart diagram that can be used to visually depict, understand, and validate a sequential business process.

In this lesson, you learn how to create a scenario that visually depicts the intended high level design of the XYZ Corp. software application.

  1. Create the high level design scenario:
    1. In the Project Explorer, under Visualizations, select Scenarios. The Project Scenarios tab appears.
    2. On the Project Scenarios toolbar, select New scenario. The New Scenario dialog box appears.
    3. In the Name box, type High Level Design.
    4. In the Description box, type the following: Describes the process flow of the XYZ Corp. software application
    5. Click OK. The High Level Design scenario appears on the Project Scenarios tab and under Scenarios in the Project Explorer.
  2. Add steps to the scenario diagram:
    1. On the Project Scenarios tab, double-click High Level Design. The Scenario Designer appears.
    2. On the Scenario Designer toolbar, select the New generic step button New generic step button and drag it under the Start step.
    3. Type Login in the step description box.
    4. Connect the Start step with the Login step. Select the red semi-circle under the Start step, and then drag the resulting arrow to the green semi-circle on the top of the Login step.
    5. Add a new generic step named Welcome under the Login step, as shown in the following graphic:
      Scenario Steps

    6. On the Scenario Designer toolbar, click the New decision step button New decision step button, and name the step Make Choice.
    7. Move the step to the right of the Start step.
    8. Connect the Welcome Screen and Make Choice steps.
    9. On the Scenario Designer toolbar, click the New invoke step button New invoke step button, and name the step Customer List.
      Note: Invoke steps reference another scenario and allow you to create a modular scenario framework in which shared processes defined in one scenario can be reused as steps in other scenarios.
    10. Move the Customer List invoke step under the Make Choice step.
    11. Add a new generic step named Future Options under the Make Choice step.
    12. Connect the Customer List and Future Options steps to the Make Choice step, as shown in the following graphic.
      Login Scenario Steps