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6 December 2009

What is a specification?

"It's a fairly well developped science..."

Part 5 of a Lecture Series on Software Engineering by Prof.N.L. Sarda, Prof. Umesh Bellur,Prof.R.K.Joshi and Prof.Shashi Kelkar, Department of Computer Science & Engineering ,IIT Bombay.

This is for beginners to the SW engineering and requirements management world, but is worth revisiting form the more experienced (with an hour on their hands.)

It starts with the basic question: What is a specification?

It is full of pertinent tips including;
  • Don't specify too tightly
  • What will eventually be deliverred?
  • How will costs be managed?