RE: Where are the limits of Business Requirements Documents / Software Requirements Specifications?

Subject: RE: Where are the limits of Business Requirements Documents / Software Requirements Specifications?
From: "Robart, Kay" <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- texas -dot- gov>
To: Uwe Ziegenhagen <ziegenhagen -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:36:39 +0000

The requirements document lists the requirements, and those are usually compiled by a business analyst. The solution would be defined in a design spec or some other document, usually by the development organization.

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Subject: Where are the limits of Business Requirements Documents / Software Requirements Specifications?

âHello,

a few days ago I was part of a discussion of what BRDs are to provide. A few colleagues argued that BRDs not only define the business' requirements but also what the solution (which the BRD describes) will provide.

For me a BRD describes the requirements (even the name says so), not the actual deliverables.

To define what the actual deliverables for ths BRD are, other documents such as design specifications (from the software vendor) must be prepared and discussed with the business.

The following statement from IEEE 830 describes it well in my opinion:
"Establish the basis for agreement between the customers and the suppliers on what the software product is to do." (not: will do)



What is your opinion on this?

Thanks,


Uwe
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