Re: What type of document is this?

Subject: Re: What type of document is this?
From: jimmy -at- breck-mckye -dot- com
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:16:51 +0000

I once wrote up a similar document to be used in contract negotiations, and like you, I didn't really have an idea what to call it. There are 'functional specifications', but these come *before* development. There are also 'release notes', as Dossy points out, but these typically describe changes between releases. In the end, I settled for 'functional description' and hoped I'd get round to figuring out something better. I never did.

On 28.02.2012 12:29, Sean McKean wrote:

Can anyone tell me what type of document this is? We're looking to
see if there's an industry-standard term that we should be using.

It's a 50-page document that explains what the software does. It
lists the features and briefly describes what users can do on each
screen. There are no procedures in it though - we have a much longer
user's guide for that. It's a post-release document, and it'll be used
as a definitive list of what the product contains. We're producing two
versions: a 'product' version containing the UI features, and a
'technical' version.

Any ideas?



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