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Sample functional and technical specifications

Hello All,

As discussed in a previous post here:

http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=26771

I am trying to help establish a QA strategy for the part of my company that develops and maintains scripted images and updates of the installed images for the entire corporation. Specifically, one thing I am trying to learn more about is functional and technical specifications. I have learned a great deal about functional specs from joelonsoftware and other sites. But good information on technical specs eludes me. I would much rather have a source with some good information on both of them and samples of functional and technical specs for the same product. This would give me a much better feel for them. If anyone has any suggestions or links please post them.

Thanks,
Richard

Richard
Monday, January 27, 2003

Richard,

Take a loot at Karl Wiegers site at http://www.processimpact.com.

Karl has a great book on requirements gathering and he discusses the differences between functional and non-functional requirements.

(There is also lots of good stuff on his site.)

Mark Hoffman
Monday, January 27, 2003

Thanks for the info. I will check the site out in a few minutes...

Richard
Monday, January 27, 2003

I am looking over the site. Looks like some good information and I will continue to read it over but I don't see anything about technical specifications. Could anyone point me to info on this, or provide a sample of a technical spec.

Thanks,
Richard

Richard
Tuesday, January 28, 2003

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