First Commandment of Writing Requirements

As a follow-on to yesterday’s webcast on Finding Requirements, I am sharing a blog post I found on the pathfinder blog about writing technical requirements by Scott Witt.

Scott’s first commandment of “Thou Shall Always Address the Audience’s Needs” lays out 7 tips for writing requirements.

  1. Eliminate jargon
  2. Clearly organize
  3. Be consistent
  4. Eliminate buzzwords
  5. Avoid clauses
  6. Avoid passive voice
  7. Use “must” not “shall” (or don’t use must at all)

Read the rest of the post here.


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