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Hi guys!

I'm asking before bored some examiner

How many details has to exist in my sequence diagrams? In my case a simple use case (4 actions) is reaching 30 steps and it's not finished yet!
What is safe to remove in these diagrams and what should I keep?

Thanks!
 
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Hey Julio,

I had a "Team Doctor" assignment, and I found that proper implementation of its use cases required pretty long sequences.

Do not want to scare you or anything, but some of my sequence diagrams had more than 60 steps.
 
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Further to Mike said, it also somewhat depends on how many classes the use case will use. Mentioning the key points for each method is key.

For me one of my use case has like 2 steps (basic flow), turns out like 5 "high level" program flow which become like >10 classes
 
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