RE: Tech Spec vs Functional Spec was RE: What are you working on?

Subject: RE: Tech Spec vs Functional Spec was RE: What are you working on?
From: "Ron Hearn" <RHearn -at- cucbc -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2006 13:29:22 -0800

In terms of the documents I work on, a functional spec is generally a
high-level outline of the functions a system or product is expected to
have and is often used for marketing or product description purpose The
technical spec. is a very detailed document (in my case, down to the bit
level) and is used for system implementation purposes. And as you might
expect, the audiences are different (non-tech. vs tech.).



From: Richard Lewis [mailto:tech44writer -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, November 09, 2006 9:57 AM
To: Ron Hearn; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Tech Spec vs Functional Spec was RE: What are you working on?


Can anyone enlighten me as to what a "Technical Specification" is. I
know what a Functional Specification is - and the definition of such is
fairly standard across the industry. But what is a Technical

>From what I have seen, quite frankly, it is a Functional Specification
that is so unfunctional that no one dares call it such. So, to call it
something, they give it the catch-all name of Techincal Specification.
But, of course, there may be other considerations that I am not aware

Richard Lewis

Ron Hearn <RHearn -at- cucbc -dot- com> wrote:

I am editing a technical specification for the real-time
transfer of
funds between financial institutions and consumers using an
banking system......


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