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

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7.4. Analysis Phase Metadocuments

The goal of the analysis phase is two-fold. The first task is to understand the client's business operations and requirements. The second step is to organize and document that understanding in a format that facilitates solution design. These steps are often referred to separately as elicitation and analysis.

Software Requirements Specification

A Software Requirements Specification (SRS) is the document that commonly embodies the information obtained and documented during analysis. It is also commonly referred to as a Functional Specification. The SRS document is usually a collection of various sections, including a table of contents, an overview, detailed use-cases and actors, design constraints, interfaces, ...

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