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New Post 9/28/2010 3:53 PM
User is offline Kimbo
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Re: Requirements Doc vs Functional Requirements 

 Morning,

In my experience, different people, different teams, different departments, different companies, different industries, different cities and different countries all have different meanings for these documents. Some may not have them both or call them something else entirely or have extra documents. Some may use different people to complete each document, some may be done by the same person, etc.

Like Adrian said, you just need to work out what it means in your company or department or team and create templates accordingly. First question I ask at an interview is "What are the deliverables?". Second question is "What information should go into that deliverable?".

Kimbo

 
New Post 10/10/2010 10:33 PM
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Re: Requirements Doc vs Functional Requirements 

Hi Rohit,

What are the various documents created from start point of a project, What does each document's content mean? who prepares the documents?

For ex: Project Manager / Project Backlog / Functional Requirements (Contect)

           Business Analyst /BRD / Business Requirements

Etc...

Kindly could you briefly clear my questions

 

Regards

Chakrala

 

 

 

 
New Post 10/11/2010 6:56 AM
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Re: Requirements Doc vs Functional Requirements 
Modified By KJ  on 10/11/2010 8:59:02 AM)

It depends on the domain.

If the business is the domain, the requirements are written in such a way to satisfy the business needs. eg. The member borrows books from Library (where the Library is the domain - square box in use case).

If the sqaure-box is the computer system, the Functional requirements is different. eg. The Librarian checks out the book; (and hands it to the Member).

In one instance the member interacts with the business (the library); in another the member gives the book to the librarian who then checks out the book using the system.

The usecases depicting these activities are different. The business usecases have a diagonal line through the head of actor and the usecase (oval) etc.

Just some thoughts.

K

 
New Post 10/14/2010 8:52 PM
User is offline Craig Brown
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Re: Requirements Doc vs Functional Requirements 

 ajmarkos wrote

Tony Markos responds: 

A little ways back, on the Requirements Engineering listserv, someone asked the seemlingly simple question: "What is the difference between Business Requirements and Functional Requirements?".   TWO WEEKS LATER the debate was still going on!   Now the respondents were all top-notch analysts, and the answers they gave all made perfect sense.  Unfortunately, all their answers were largely in conflict - and no concensus was reached.

 

I remember that thread.

The important thing is to consider who will read your docs and for what purpose.  For instance you may go in a totally different direction and separate out requirements docs by audience (stakeholders, solutions team, project manager...)

 
New Post 10/19/2010 7:37 AM
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Re: Requirements Doc vs Functional Requirements 

Requirements document can have Functional and Non-Functional Requirements. You can have a REquirements doc which lists all Non-functional Requirements and have a seperate Functional Docs.

Regards,

Maria Iqbal

www.futurethoughtsllc.com

 
New Post 7/28/2011 6:15 AM
User is offline Victoria
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Re: Requirements Doc vs Functional Requirements 

Hi,

I have to prepare a Functional specification for an Exisiting website, on which a client will sign off on, do you have a template for that ?

Thanks

 
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