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Software Requirements Specification (SRS) Template

Software Requirements Specification (SRS) Template




Software Requirements Specification

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Table of Contents


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List of Figures





1.0. Introduction

1.1. Purpose

< Clearly state the purpose of this document and its intended audiences. Note that this subsection does not describe the project. >

1.2. Scope of Project

< Overview the project briefly. Tell the name of the product to be created. Describe the need, context, and rationale for the system. Discuss how it fits into the overall business or strategic objectives of the organization. Describe previous versions of the software (if any) and the relationship with the proposed version. The Proposal is an ideal starting point for this section. The explicit functionality of the project is described in the sections below. >

1.3. Literature Review

< Summarize here the main results of your literature review as document. If you have not written a literature review document, then this is where you record your literature review. >

1.4. Glossary

< Define the technical terms used in this document. Do not assume the experience or expertise of the reader. Each type of reader will have a technical vocabulary not necessarily shared by other readers. >

1.5. References

< List here any references to other documents cited anywhere in this document including references to related project documents. Add references here when other project documents are created. This is usually the only Bibliography in the document. >

1.6. Overview of Document

< Describe the contents and organization of the rest of this document. Since there is already a Table of Contents, this overview will be less formal but more informative. Describe the two basic remaining sections, the Overall Description and the Requirements Specification. Include intended audiences of each >

2.0.    Overall Description

2.1       System Environment

< This describes the relationship between the system, its components and the external environment of the system. The purpose of this diagram is to clearly show what is part of your system and what is not part of your system. If it is a stand-alone single-user system, that information is noted here. >

2.2       Functional Requirements Specification

< Provide a detailed overview of the services provided to the user with brief use case descriptions. Organize this part in a manner that is easy for the user to understand. It must be explicitly cross-referenced to the following chapter (Requirements Specification). There is no guarantee that the next section will have a similar organization. >

2.3       User Interface Specification

< Describe the characteristics of the intended user in terms of experience and technical expertise. At a minimum, give the characteristics of the interface for each class of users, that is, screen formats, page/window layouts, content of reports or menus. How should the system appear to the user? How detailed should error messages be? If you are using prototyping, sample interfaces may be provided but make clear what principles are required to allow consistent modifications. Sample user interfaces may be placed in an Appendix to this volume. >

2.4       Non-Functional Requirements

< This section includes constraints such as minimum memory requirements, regulatory policies, timing considerations, reliability and standards such as process or documentation standards. Remember that all requirements must be written in a form that is testable. This section is for the user. A full set of non-functional requirements for the developer is contained in the Requirements Specification below. >

3.0.    Requirements Specification

3.1       External Interface Requirements

<List the external interface requirements, that is, list formal requirements for hardware interfaces, software interfaces, and communications interfaces. These tell how the system works with external systems. For a stand-alone system, this section should be included with None as the contents. >

3.2       Functional Requirements

< List each functionality of the system in full detail using the full use case descriptions. The organization of this chapter may follow the organization of Section 2.2 Functional Requirements Definition above or it may be organized along different lines. Each item here is explicitly cross-referenced back to section 2.2 and forward to the Use Case Realizations in the software design description document as that document is developed. >

3.3       Detailed Non-Functional Requirements

< This is a full listing of the rest of the non-functional requirements such as performance requirements, logical database requirements, design constraints, software system attributes, standards compliance and other requirements. >

3.4       System Evolution

< Identify requirements that do not need to be implemented at this time. Requirements are essential, desired or optional. Essential requirements must be included. Desired requirements should be listed, as they will be added depending on the time available. Optional requirements are suggestions for future development. Discuss anticipated changes due to hardware evolution, external system changes or anticipated changing user needs. This planning for change will be useful during the maintenance phase. >





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Software Requirements Specification Template

Software Requirements Specification Template




Requirement Management Plan Template

Requirement Management Plan Template