RE: Where are the limits of Business Requirements Documents / Software Requirements Specifications?

Subject: RE: Where are the limits of Business Requirements Documents / Software Requirements Specifications?
From: "David Artman" <david -at- davidartman -dot- com>
To: "Uwe Ziegenhagen" <ziegenhagen -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:00:42 -0700

I imagine it's company/culture-specific, but I usually see:

* Marketing Requirements = What the function must do; e.g., "Allow for
printing 2D bar codes on shipping labels".

* Business Case = Whether the function is worth the cost; will it earn
revenue or increase market share or loyalty.

* Functional Specification = How the software will execute the
requirement; UI elements to support it; messages, erros, and logging;
tools develpment; user stories/use cases/mockups.

* Project Plan = Usually a collection of several of the above tied to a
release; time lines, resource and space allocations; factory floor
reworks; steering group/project team/project sponsor/black-belt.

Sometimes there's a tiny bit of overlap between MR and FS, but usually
only if a customer has specific request a certain way of doing the
function (e.g., "Make a button that shuts down all of your
company's software, so I don't have to click fifteen close buttons").
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