This stable version of the Guideline Wiki Page displays the guideline as per the i* Style of the University of Toronto. Registered users can use 'Open Version' link right at the end of the guideline statement below to access the open version of this page
Guideline (Beginner,Concept) Do not confuse between a Task and a Resource. Open Version
Discussion: In the Task Dependum, the Depender depends on the Dependee to perform a Task for which there is clear criteria of achieving the Task. A Task is an activity, which needs to be performed by the Dependee, who still has freedom to carry out the activity within some constraints. Modeling a dependency as a Task means that the Dependee must perform the Task in a particular way. On the other hand, a Resource Dependum denotes that the Depender depends on the Dependee for the availability of a resource such a physical resource or information. Modeling a dependency as a Resource means that the Depender is only interested in the availability of the resource, and does not care that the Dependee has to carry out some activity to produce it
For questions regarding i* syntax please click on the "discuss" tab. This feature is available for registered users only. For registration information please see the Registration and User Rights Policy for the i* Wiki.