Requirements specification: What's going wrong?



Brian Hunt
07/29/2013

Introduction and background A good quality user requirement specification is a vital precursor to every military project. And yet 100% of all such specifications that the author of this paper has examined to date fail even the most rudimentary quality checks. This problem is universal! In 1995, the US based Standish Group published the results of a survey (The CHAOS Report) that had been commissioned by the U.S. Department of Defence, which indicated that, for large companies, less than 9%...
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