Four. Requirements Specification

As you discovered in the previous chapter, failing to perform requirements triage almost guarantees that you will deliver your product late. In this chapter, you will learn about the third major area of requirements management: requirements specification.

Definitions and Terminology

After elicitation and triage, it would be nice to just start building the product. Unfortunately, great risks remain. In particular, requirements are still quite ambiguous and open-ended. If not improved, the requirements will necessitate that developers make decisions concerning the external behavior of the system. If development personnel immediately start product construction, problems are likely to arise: Developers will make ...

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