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Lifecycle-based micro use case approach

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:20:47 -0400
Message-ID: <5522099F.2030301@digitalbazaar.com>
To: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
Hi all,

I took an action last week to put together an example of what a
lifecycle-based / micro use case approach might look like. Here is a
/very/ rough sketch of that with the minimal amount filled out to
demonstrate what that sort of document might look like:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GySrTXAYpwa4vDPsGE3BMA42FwIAqAyLGigKuKUTGks/edit

Here's what the document attempts to do:

1. Provide a general introduction to the problem space.
2. Explain at a very high level what the lifecycle of a credential is,
   including broad phases as well as substeps for each phase.
3. Provide a simple example to ground the lifecycle in a simple
   scenario that would resonate with a very broad range of people.
4. Dive into the details of each substep for each phase of the
   credential lifecycle using micro use cases as examples.
5. Elaborate on how real-world scenarios apply to the lifecycle
   and steps in the document.

This approach mirrors what we've been doing in the Web Payments group at
W3C, which has resulted in the groups ability to on-board use cases and
categorize them more quickly and effectively.

I can go into more detail during the telecon on Tuesday.

-- manu

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