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Requirements Writing Training – Specification Writing Training

Requirements Writing Training – Specification Writing Training: Requirements writing concerns composing, validating and verifying requirements, which are usually converted to technical design specifications.

Requirements may begin as high level ideas that are refined over time to become requirements specifications that are detailed enough to be created by a subject matter expert without much need for interpretation.

The term specifications extends beyond requirements specifications to detailed documentation of non-functional requirements, designs, standards, products, services, processes, methods, interfaces, practices, buildings, facilities, infrastructure, equipment, vehicles, technologies and documentation templates.

Requirement writing follows many of the same rules as all types of good writing. The key is to be clear. When you write requirements in a clear way, you are making sure that they’re going to be properly understood by your business and your technical stakeholders.

Clearer requirements tend to have fewer review cycles and validation cycles, which can be a real time and money saver.

Also make sure your writing of requirements is in the active present tense. Adding a who and a what clarifies who’s doing the action, something missing in the passive voice.

  • Passive Voice: Copies of input are saved by the system.
  • Active Voice: The system saves copies of input.

Additionally, requirement writers should avoid combining requirement descriptions, such as:

  • The systems engineer inputs data and checks it before saving.

When you clump requirements together there’s a tendency to focus on one part of the requirement and not the other parts. This can cause a business stakeholder to miss validating part of the requirement, or the technical stakeholder and tester to miss implementing part of that requirement.

Requirements Writing Training – Specification Writing Training

Tonex offers Requirements Writing Training Course — Specification Writing Training, a 2-day course that addresses the techniques used to write, validate and verify requirements and convert them to technical design specifications.

Who Should Attend

SMEs, project stakeholders, users, project and program managers, directors, project sponsors and anyone else involved in planning and writing specifications requirements for projects.

Why Choose Tonex?

  • Our instructors not only possess very specialized knowledge in their areas of expertise, they also have real world experience.
  • So far we have helped over 20,000 developers in over 50 countries stay up to date with cutting edge information from our training categories.
  • Presenting highly customized learning solutions is what we do. For over 30 years Tonex has worked with organizations in improving their understanding and capabilities in topics often with new development, design, optimization, regulations and compliances that, frankly, can be difficult to comprehend.
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