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Software Requirements, Second Edition by Karl E. Wiegers

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Chapter 5. Establishing the Product Vision and Project Scope

Establishing the Product Vision and Project Scope

When my colleague Karen introduced requirements document inspections in her company, she observed that many of the issues the inspectors raised pertained to project scope. The inspectors often held different understandings of the project’s intended scope and objectives. Consequently, they had difficulty agreeing on which functional requirements belonged in the SRS.

As we saw in Chapter 1, the business requirements represent the top level of abstraction in the requirements chain: they define the vision and scope for the software system. The user requirements and software functional requirements ...

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