Identify Your Requirements

If you’ve ever procured software for work, this section will seem familiar to you. Not all software is alike, so you have to figure out what specifically you want. This means identifying your requirements.

Functional Requirements

The first thing to consider when selecting a tool is what you need it to do. This may seem obvious, but too often the requirements are assumed. Documenting the functional requirements gives you an easy way to compare your options. Sharing the requirements with the community allows you to get input from different perspectives you might have missed.

The word “functional” is important here. Focus on what you want the tool to do, not on the attributes you want it to have. For a git forge, ...

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