Use case template

This sample template was included to promote consistency in writing up use cases for DITA or DITA Open Toolkit.

Summary

Organization name

Author name

Date

Industry, sector

Category

Examples: cost; translation, localization; working with a business or internal partner; using a library system or CMS; metadata (controlled vocabulary, ontology, taxonomy); content modeling; migrating legacy content; prototyping; lone writer scenario; output type (XHTML, HTML Help, PDF, etc); industry; distribution or access scenario.

Prime motivation

Examples: contain spiraling translation costs, reduce time to market, work more effectively with business partners

Problem

What specific problem were you trying to solve? (100-200 words)

Alternatives

What alternatives did you explore or try, and what were the pros and cons of each? (50-100 words)

Solution

What was the solution, and what DITA-related tools and techniques did you use? (200-400 words)

Result

Was the original problem completely solved? What was the user reaction? Include testimonials, if possible. (100-200 words)

Future plans

Is any follow-on work planned? If so, how did this project set the stage? (50-100 words)