This use case is evolving from ideas that have emerged from discussions between Marielle Lange and Wayne Mackintosh in the eXe discussion forum on iDevices. Worth reading if you want to contribute to this use case.


use a verb or noun to describe the functionality


Start with Version 0.1 For minor revisions, change version number as follows: 0.1.1; 0.1.2 etc. For major revisions, change version number as follows: 0.2; 0.3 etc.

Author, country and date

Summary statement

A short phrase or sentence that can be displayed in a spreadsheet cell, with additional columns for priority, date etc.

Scenario summary

A short story, usually written from the perspective of the user. Best to avoid technical concepts and predetermined technical solutions.


List the conditions that must be "true" for the use case.


State the conditions that give rise to the use case.

Basic course of events

List the events or actions in sequence from the user perspective.

  • A user might choose their 'tag' from a list of generated [:MetaData: Statistically Improbable Phrases] DJM [Date?]

Post conditions

If appropriate, list the state of affairs after the course of events has been completed.


Create a heading for notes and comments to be added by the community.

There is some more discussion about adding Metadata to eXe generated content, here: Brent/eXe_excursions/MetaData The idea of adding 'tags' or 'folksonomies' has been discussed and will hopefully be integrated into the metadata editor, along with Dublin Core and IEEE-LOM. We're not actually quite sure how to implement, but are thinking about how it might work. brent [Date(2005-06-05T18:48:21Z)?]


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