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Guideline (Beginner,Concept) Do not use Dependency Links inside an Actor. Open Version
Discussion: Task element should be broken down, decomposed, or refined into lower level elements using the Decomposition Link, not the Dependency Link. Softgoal element can be broken down, decomposed, or refined into lower level elements using any type of Contribution Link. Contribution links are: Make, Some+, Help, Break, Some-, Hurt, Unknown, And, or Or depending on the context of the analysis.
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