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Questions tagged [specification]

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How do you keep documentation on long-term project?

I'm working on optimizing the process of documentation on the projects in IT company. The issue is that right now the company has documentation when the project is started but then they don't ...
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Technical Spec: Is more detail help or hindrance?

When writing a full Technical Spec - defining in details what every part of the system will do, show and look like - does it help to state the obvious? Let's take the easiest example: A Login Screen ...
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How to maintain a spec for a large complex project with repetitive patterns?

I need to maintain a meticulous spec that contains a lot of legal requirements. We have more than 200 products (and rapidly growing, about 5 products a month) which are all very similar but have ...
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How to write recommendation documentation? [closed]

I was asked to prepare an overview of an existing IT architechture and provide a document that consists of weaknesses analysis and suggestions on how each of the weak spots can be improved. How to ...
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How to manage misalignments between Design Specs and After Design Adjustments?

How do you manage this scenario? UX and Visual design a feature. PO and DEV decided -after design got approved- to ignore some specs of implementation, so we have something different than the design ...
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What questions to ask and how to create spec based on provided information

I am interviewing for a trainee BA position and they have given me this scenario to answer. I am not sure on the correct questions to ask and how to develop a requirements spec based on what is ...
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How to describe the business entities in Scrum?

Every (software) project comes with business entities: "Article" and "Category" for a blog, "Product", "Customer" and "Invoice" for a shop, etc. These business entities are part of many user-...
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How to avoid recurring questions and contradictions about same or related problems?

The questions How can we avoid ending up with contradicting requirements raised from the users? We'd appreciate process improvement suggestions that'd fit our limited resources. Disclaimer I haven ...
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How should a non-technical person define tasks for technicians?

I need to explain the needs for integration of a web-based service on our website to the programmers. I want to find out the best structure for such a request. How should I describe the features I ...
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How do we prevent debates over whether changes to user stories are new work or bugs?

I'm struggling to determine where capturing of user story elaborations and discussions fits into agile. A lot of what I have read and agree with is: You should be focusing on discussions with your ...
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How to manage business and technical requirements?

According to Gojko Adzic book "Specification by example" we have to separate business and technical requirements. In our company we have tech req's in Given/When/Then format. How about business ...
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Can planning documents be retroactively produced to fit the product that's been built?

I am currently implementing an Android application and am struggling to do my class and sequence diagrams, predominately due to the fact that the specifications are too abstract and vague. I was ...
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How to deal with the similar deliverable in my impact map?

I'm tasting specification by example in my project e-Travel. It's a simple project about travel expenses reimbursement. 1. The flow is simple: Employee does business travel by assignment. When he ...
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What is the difference between Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) and Requirement Specification Document?

I sort of get these two mix up, please can anyone help to clarify this?
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SRS for an Agile project

Currently, I am drafting a SRS ( Software Requirement Specification ) doc for an agile project, and the samples are the ones used in a waterfall project. I did google a lot but couldn't find any right ...
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What do you do next after creating an SRS?

Having gone through the IEEE standard document (IEEE 830-1998) on what a Software Requirements Specification should contain I'm now looking for guidance on the next steps following the creation of an ...
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How can I integrate information from a waterfall customer into an agile project?

We're currently doing an agile project where the customer is less agile than what we actually hoped for (he stays with waterfall). Also, while an official requirements specification exists, it is ...
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How to track change requests over a functional document

Functional requirements tend to mature as the time goes by, and the initial versions of requirements for a project are usually based on assumptions (otherwise the work would never start). As the ...
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Can the INVEST principles be found in my coffee machine user stories?

I'm trying to better understand the INVEST properties of user stories. For example, consider these two user stories: A coffee machine is programmable and it's possible to define different kind of ...
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What is an appropriate quality standard for requirements specifications?

In my role as a Business Analyst working for a offshore company (7 developers, 4 QA, 1 PM, 1 Architect) but being onsite, I go through the Business Requirement Document's, Epics and Stories briefed by ...
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Who is responsible for the requirements specification?

I work for a small company as a software engineer. Our company doesn't have a business analyst or a project manager. We are about to sell a custom CMS system to a very IT illiterate customer. Who is ...
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Dealing with large specifications with Scrum

From time to time, our product need to cope with new network protocols that comes in large specification files (~100+ pages). Usually, gathering the requirements from the specification can't be done ...