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Requirements Definition

I just HAD to post this...

My boss finally agreed that we should write down requirements before starting on a project!  (It was a difficult 'battle').

Now I have to convince him on some design...

happy to be working
Thursday, January 23, 2003

And you have to make sure that the requirements are used to drive the design, implementation, test, and sign-off of the project.

And that changes to them are controlled.

But hey, congratulations on a good first step.

Attending the wake
Thursday, January 23, 2003


"Now I have to convince him on some design..."

are you asking about how to structure/format the requirements? or are you talking about the design of the objective system?

Thursday, January 23, 2003

Actually, I'm not asking anything.  I was just so excited that my boss was actually beginning to listen to me!

The requirements is just that.  A complete list of requirements:

1. The xxx SHALL xxxx
2. the xxx SHALL xxxx

no implementation details.

It's a good first step.  I'll actually do a design/spec based off of the reqs (it makes my life easier).  But, the boss won't know about it until after the fact.  He wouldn't want me to be wasting my time on that stuff for such a small project! (his words, not mine).

happy to be working
Monday, January 27, 2003

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