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Software Requirements, Second Edition by Karl E. Wiegers

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Chapter 10. Documenting the Requirements

The result of requirements development is a documented agreement between customers and developers about the product to be built. As we saw in earlier chapters, the vision and scope document contains the business requirements, and the user requirements often are captured in the form of use cases. The product’s detailed functional and nonfunctional requirements reside in a software requirements specification (SRS). Unless you write all these requirements in an organized and readable fashion and have key project stakeholders review them, people will not be sure what they’re agreeing to.

We can represent software requirements in several ways:

  • Documents that use well-structured and carefully written natural language ...

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