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Planning Smarter: Creating Blueprint-Quality Software Specifications by Tyson Gill

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2.2. The Vision Document

A Vision Document is the starting point for most software projects. It is the primary deliverable produced in the Envisioning Phase[8] and is therefore the first document produced in the planning process. The main purpose of this document is to move the project forward into detailed project planning and ultimately into development.

[8] In the next chapter we will review the project planning phases in detail.

The Vision Document is designed to make sure that key decision makers on both sides have a clear, shared vision of the objectives and scope of the project. It identifies alternatives and risks associated with the project. Finally, it presents a budget for the detailed planning phase for the stakeholders to approve. ...

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